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Population in 2014: 14,912 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +105.2%
Males: 7,215  (48.4%)
Females: 7,697  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  27.0 years
Arizona median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 85350.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,550 (it was $26,544 in 2000)
Somerton:

$29,550
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $11,859 (it was $7,960 in 2000)

Somerton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $111,105 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Somerton:

$111,105
AZ:

$166,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $653.

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  • Races in Somerton, AZ (2013)

    Somerton races chart
    • 14,20896.6%Hispanic
    • 4543.1%White alone
    • 1781.2%American Indian alone
    • 300.2%Asian alone
    • 270.2%Two or more races
    • 220.1%Black alone

Races in Somerton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Somerton: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (1.4%), Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1918

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 11,253 people per square mile   (high).

Somerton,AZ real estate house value index trend

Somerton, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Somerton:

  • High school or higher: 49.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 19.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somerton city:

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

5,722 residents are foreign born (38.1% Latin America).

This city:

38.9%
Arizona:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,041 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $804 (1.1%)

Somerton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yuma, AZ (8.7 miles , pop. 77,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Diego, CA (142.3 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: Orange Grove Mobile Manor, AZ (1.7 miles ), Drysdale, AZ (1.8 miles ), Rancho Mesa Verde, AZ (1.8 miles ), Wall Lane, AZ (2.0 miles ), Gadsden, AZ (2.2 miles ), Padre Ranchitos, AZ (2.3 miles) , San Luis, AZ (2.8 miles ), Donovan Estates, AZ (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 57 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1998: 82 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1999: 57 buildings, average cost: $60,100
  • 2000: 109 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 2001: 79 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2002: 113 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2003: 94 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2004: 162 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 2005: 190 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 2006: 129 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2007: 242 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2008: 105 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 2009: 93 buildings, average cost: $69,600
  • 2010: 88 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2011: 61 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2012: 68 buildings, average cost: $73,100
  • 2013: 81 buildings, average cost: $73,100
  • 2014: 65 buildings, average cost: $75,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.60 N, Longitude: 114.71 W

Area code: 928

Somerton household income distribution Somerton home values distribution

Crime rates in Somerton by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Murders 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.09.6
Robberies 32092
per 100,000 38.824.20.096.319.1
Assaults 1017271817
per 100,000 129.4205.5307.4192.5162.6
Burglaries 6246554732
per 100,000 802.3556.0626.2502.7306.0
Thefts 130129200143164
per 100,000 1,682.21,559.32,277.11,529.41,568.5
Auto thefts 3024232028
per 100,000 388.2290.1261.9213.9267.8
Arson 31001
per 100,000 38.812.10.00.09.6
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 318.1) 199.9179.9226.2188.2157.7

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Crime rate in Somerton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 27 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Arizona average:

1.88
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

26.0%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,931 (+36.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Somerton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Somerton, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Somerton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Arizona state average. It is 550% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 151.9 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 71.7 miles away from Somerton center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 61.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 165.7 miles away from Somerton center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 297.2 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yuma County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Somerton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Somerton:

  • CARING TOUCH HOME CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; YUMA, AZ)
  • ADVANTAGE HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; YUMA, AZ)
  • YUMA DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; YUMA, AZ)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF YUMA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; YUMA, AZ)
  • YUMA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; YUMA, AZ)
  • ANGELS PRN, INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; YUMA, AZ)
  • YUMA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; YUMA, AZ)

airports located in Somerton:

Amtrak station near Somerton:

  • 11 miles: YUMA (281 S. GILA ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somerton:

  • Arizona Western College (about 15 miles; Yuma, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 5,454)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 49 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 5,313)
  • College of the Desert (about 125 miles; Palm Desert, CA; FT enrollment: 5,686)
  • Cuyamaca College (about 131 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 4,270)
  • Southwestern College (about 134 miles; Chula Vista, CA; FT enrollment: 10,761)
  • Grossmont College (about 135 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 10,461)
  • San Diego State University (about 138 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 27,516)

Public schools in Somerton:

See full list of schools located in Somerton

Library in Somerton:

  • COCOPAH TRIBAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $18,960; Location: 14250 S. AVENUE I; 175 books; 73 audio materials; 76 video materials; 14 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Somerton: Somerton Library (A), Somerton Police Department (B), Somerton - Cocopah Fire Department (C), Somerton City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Somerton include: Templo de Oracion (A), Iglesia de Dios Pentecostes (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Somerton: Somerton Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Four Seasons Produce LLC (19495 South Highway 95).

Court: Yuma County - Courts- Justice Court 2nd Precinct (350 West Main Street).

Yuma County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 226. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

226
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.665. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.665
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 1.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.65
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 38.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 43.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

43.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.93
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 34.3%
(48.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.1% for Black residents, 34.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.0% for American Indian residents, 44.7% for other race residents, 44.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.8 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  88.4%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
4 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Somerton, Arizona environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

23.1
Arizona average:

12.5

Somerton travel time to work - commute Somerton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Somerton:

(Somerton, Arizona Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Somerton city (based on Yuma County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic43,4017
Evangelical Protestant18,34192
Other7,16425
Mainline Protestant4,07814
Black Protestant2223
None122,545-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Yuma County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Yuma County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Yuma County:

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Here:

4.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Yuma County:

25.7%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.3%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Somerton:

45.6%
State:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.2%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Somerton:

25.9%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.5%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Somerton:

6.8
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.1%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Somerton:

51.5%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Somerton:

81.1%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Somerton, AZ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$14,411$43,2330$0
Other Government Administration 13$34,201$31,5702$1,544
Judicial and Legal 4$14,762$44,2860$0
Police Protection - Officers 22$90,928$49,5970$0
Police - Other 9$24,459$32,6122$2,700
Firefighters 22$78,152$42,6280$0
Fire - Other 1$4,380$52,5600$0
Solid Waste Management 9$32,393$43,1910$0
Sewerage 4$13,689$41,0670$0
Parks and Recreation 9$27,282$36,3765$4,609
Water Supply 7$20,741$35,5560$0
Other and Unallocable 3$6,527$26,1080$0
Totals for Government 107$361,925$40,5909$8,853

Somerton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $255,000 ($17.10)
    General: $68,000 ($4.56)
    Police Protection: $65,000 ($4.36)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,094,000 ($73.36)
    Regular Highways: $806,000 ($54.05)
    Water Utilities: $544,000 ($36.48)
    Health Services - Other: $512,000 ($34.33)
    Fire Protection: $504,000 ($33.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $388,000 ($26.02)
    Sewerage: $379,000 ($25.42)
    Central Staff Services: $333,000 ($22.33)
    Financial Administration: $284,000 ($19.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $125,000 ($8.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($1.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $37,000 ($2.48)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($1.41)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($1.21)
    Central Staff: $13,000 ($0.87)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($0.60)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $894,000 ($59.95)

Somerton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $505,000 ($33.87)
    Sewerage: $484,000 ($32.46)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($2.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $110,000 ($7.38)
    Interest Earnings: $73,000 ($4.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $695,000 ($46.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,800,000 ($120.71)
    Highways: $642,000 ($43.05)
    All Other: $151,000 ($10.13)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $529,000 ($35.47)
    NEC: $362,000 ($24.28)
    Property: $12,000 ($0.80)

Somerton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $410,000 ($27.49)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,146,000 ($76.85)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,516,000 ($101.66)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $40,000 ($2.68)

Somerton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $8,000 ($0.54)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,341,000 ($156.99)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $16,000 ($1.07)

5.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,278 average AGI)
Yuma County:

0.20%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.66% ($27,566 average AGI)
from Imperial County, CA  0.31% ($26,502)
from San Diego County, CA  0.28% ($35,508)


5.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,345 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,213 average AGI)
Yuma County:

0.16%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.78% ($40,168 average AGI)
to San Diego County, CA  0.32% ($42,972)
to Imperial County, CA  0.26% ($28,324)

Strongest AM radio stations in Somerton:

  • KJOK (1400 AM; 1 kW; YUMA, AZ; Owner: MONSTERMEDIA, LLC)
  • KBLU (560 AM; 1 kW; YUMA, AZ)
  • KAWC (1320 AM; 1 kW; YUMA, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somerton:

  • KTTI (95.1 FM; YUMA, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYRM (91.9 FM; YUMA, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK INC)
  • KCEC-FM (104.5 FM; WELLTON, AZ; Owner: FARMWORKERS EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK INC.)
  • KYJT (100.9 FM; YUMA, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCFY (88.1 FM; YUMA, AZ; Owner: VOICE OF INTL. CHRISTN. EVANGELISM, INC.)
  • K217AW (91.3 FM; YUMA, AZ; Owner: ADVANCED MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • K211DD (90.1 FM; YUMA, AZ; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K220DU (91.9 FM; YUMA, AZ; Owner: NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Somerton:

  • KYUM-LP (Channel 16; YUMA, AZ; Owner: POWELL MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KESE-LP (Channel 35; YUMA, AZ; Owner: GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • KBFY-LP (Channel 41; FORTUNA, AZ; Owner: POWELL MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
Somerton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Somerton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $14,468,000Total costs
  • 146,561Total average daily traffic
  • 8,681Total average daily truck traffic
  • 146,826Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Somerton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • N/A (Lat: 32.602556 Lon: -114.709111), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQIZ827
    Assigned Frequencies: 382.300 MHz, 392.300 MHzGrant Date: 06/30/2008, Expiration Date: 01/03/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2009, Certifier: Carios AguirreRegistrant: Somerton Police Department, 445 E Main St, Somerton, AZ 85350, Phone: (928) 722-7300, Fax: (828) 722-7315, Email:
  • 445 East Main Street (Lat: 32.602556 Lon: -114.709111), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQKG748
    Assigned Frequencies: 382.300 MHz, 392.300 MHzGrant Date: 03/24/2015, Expiration Date: 09/20/2015, Cancellation Date: 11/21/2015, Certifier: Carlos AguirreRegistrant: Somerton Police Department, Somerton, AZ 85350, Phone: (928) 722-7300, Fax: (928) 722-7315, Email:
  • Lat: 32.560583 Lon: -114.683972, Call Sign: WQPF574
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.412 MHz, 467.412 MHzGrant Date: 05/02/2012, Expiration Date: 05/02/2022, Certifier: Debra L FieldgroveRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Somerton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Somerton)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$114,4032$74,29017$107,1622$26,7501$125,570
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$123,0800$04$130,9770$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$119,2650$016$117,2563$22,1771$88,980
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$97,0200$010$100,8451$101,7300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$103,8100$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0115.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$44,0700$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$54,6101$174,080
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0115.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Somerton and their reported violations in the past:

GADSDEN WATER COMPANY (Population served: 930, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-26-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-13-2009)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2008), State No Longer Subject to Rule (AUG-25-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2008), State No Longer Subject to Rule (AUG-25-2008)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 25 other older monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Somerton, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria4468.2 years
Jose3569.5 years
Jesus2471.3 years
Juan2165.6 years
John2073.8 years
Manuel1973.0 years
Robert1973.5 years
Antonio1667.7 years
Mary1677.7 years
Guadalupe1570.4 years
Most common last names in Somerton, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia2570.5 years
Phillips1968.4 years
Lopez1972.8 years
Rodriguez1867.1 years
Munoz1874.0 years
Johnson1474.8 years
Ramirez1458.0 years
Davis1274.3 years
Ruiz1275.2 years
Miller1165.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (51%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
Businesses in Somerton, AZ
NameCountNameCount
Circle K1Jack In The Box1
FedEx1Little Caesars Pizza1

Somerton compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Somerton on our top lists:

  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 (85350) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #85 (85350) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
There are 14 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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