Strawberry, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 961.
Population change since 2000: -6.5%
Males: 547  (57.0%)
Females: 414  (43.0%)
Median resident age:

60.0 years
Arizona median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 85544.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,858 (it was $35,739 in 2000)
Strawberry:

$49,858
AZ:

$56,581

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,356 (it was $21,609 in 2000)

Strawberry CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $288,541 (it was $141,300 in 2000)
Strawberry:

$288,541
AZ:

$223,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $277,849; detached houses: $286,880; mobile homes: $161,660
March 2019 cost of living index in Strawberry: 91.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.8%
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  • Races in Strawberry, AZ (2010)
    • 90794.4%White alone
    • 333.4%Hispanic
    • 90.9%Two or more races
    • 70.7%American Indian alone
    • 50.5%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Strawberry, Arizona as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Strawberry is 623 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (34.3%), English (14.2%), American (13.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 5883 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles.

Population density: 94 people per square mile   (very low).

Strawberry, Arizona map

16 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe).

This place:

2.5%
Arizona:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,248 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,428 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coconino, AZ (49.1 miles , pop. 74,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Scottsdale, AZ (60.7 miles , pop. 202,705).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (69.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Pine, AZ (1.7 miles ),
Geronimo Estates, AZ (3.0 miles),
East Verde Estates, AZ (3.3 miles),
Flowing Springs, AZ (3.4 miles),
Beaver Valley, AZ (3.5 miles ),
Freedom Acres, AZ (3.6 miles),
Washington Park, AZ (3.7 miles),
Mesa del Caballo, AZ (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 34.41 N, Longitude: 111.50 W

Distribution of median household income in Strawberry, AZ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Strawberry, AZ in 2017
Strawberry satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
Arizona:

4.6%
Most common industries in Strawberry, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.8%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (27.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.6%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (2.9%)
  • Educational services (2.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.8%)
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Strawberry, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Carpenters (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Electricians (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)

Average climate in Strawberry, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 43.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.1
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.3
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Strawberry-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 412% 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 287.7 miles away from Strawberry 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 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 281.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 254.5 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 272.7 miles away from Strawberry 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 262.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 428.1 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 Gila County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Fires: 6, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Strawberry topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Strawberry:

  • RIM COUNTRY HEALTH AND RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PAYSON, AZ)
  • RIM COUNTRY DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; PAYSON, AZ)
  • PAYSON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PAYSON, AZ)
  • PAYSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; PAYSON, AZ)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Strawberry:

  • Northcentral University (about 47 miles; Prescott Valley, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 5,927)
  • Coconino Community College (about 54 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 55 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Yavapai College (about 56 miles; Prescott, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • Paradise Valley Community College (about 60 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,259)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc-Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Division (about 62 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,976)
  • Scottsdale Community College (about 66 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 6,030)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Strawberry: Stan Tank (A), Pine - Strawberry Fire District Station 42 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Strawberry: Strawberry Chapel in the Pines (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Maple Spring Tank (A), F U Tank (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Gila County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.0 people
Arizona:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

64.6%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
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: 0.8% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Strawberry:

Marital status in Strawberry, AZ
  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 20.1%

For population 25 years and over in Strawberry:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Arizona average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Strawberry, AZ (based on Gila County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,51910
Evangelical Protestant5,41654
Other4,75617
Mainline Protestant1,45411
None33,452-
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: 7
This county:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Gila County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Gila County:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Gila County:

9.82 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.4%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gila County:

12.9%
Arizona:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Strawberry:

49.6%
State:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Strawberry:

49.2%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.3
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Strawberry:

21.4%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

20.8%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.4%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Strawberry:

53.3%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Strawberry:

82.3%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Strawberry, AZ Residents

7.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
Arizona average:

6.11%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Maricopa County, AZ  3.00% ($60,582 average AGI)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.50% ($47,407)
from Pima County, AZ  0.30% ($56,673)


6.18% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Arizona average:

5.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.34% ($37,506 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.54% ($49,656)
to Pima County, AZ  0.27% ($44,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Strawberry:

  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMOG (1420 AM; 3 kW; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: FARRELL ENTERPRISES L.L.C.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAZM (780 AM; 5 kW; SEDONA, AZ; Owner: TABBACK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFNN (1510 AM; 22 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KXEM (1010 AM; 15 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES OF PHOENIX, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAFF (930 AM; 5 kW; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: GUYANN CORPORATION)
  • KYET (1180 AM; 10 kW; WILLIAMS, AZ; Owner: GRAND CANYON GATEWAY BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Strawberry:

  • KNRJ (101.1 FM; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: SIERRA H. BROADCASTING,INC.)
  • KAJM (104.3 FM; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: SIERRA H. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220GI (91.9 FM; CAMP VERDE, AZ; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K294AN (106.7 FM; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVRD-FM (105.7 FM; COTTONWOOD, AZ; Owner: YAVAPAI BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKLD (98.3 FM; PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ; Owner: W. GRANT HAFLEY)
  • KGCB (90.9 FM; PRESCOTT, AZ; Owner: GRAND CANYON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KZGL (95.9 FM; COTTONWOOD, AZ; Owner: YAVAPAI BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K201CQ (88.1 FM; PRESCOTT, AZ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KAHM (102.1 FM; PRESCOTT, AZ; Owner: SOUTHWEST FM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KAFF-FM (92.9 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: GUYANN CORPORATION)
  • KVNA-FM (97.5 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: YAVAPAI BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMGN (93.9 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: GUYANN CORPORATION)
  • KJTA (89.9 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQST (102.9 FM; SEDONA, AZ; Owner: ROCKET RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KSED (107.5 FM; SEDONA, AZ; Owner: RED ROCK COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KNAU (88.7 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY)
  • KWMX (96.7 FM; WILLIAMS, AZ; Owner: RED ROCK COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KRXS-FM (97.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: LINDA C. POTYKA)
  • KJZA (89.5 FM; DRAKE, AZ; Owner: ST. PAUL BIBLE COLLEGE)

Strawberry fatal accident list:

May 8, 2014 01:18 PM, Sr-87, Lat: 34.421108, Lon: -111.508050, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 17, 2011 01:07 PM, Sr-87, Lat: 34.421108, Lon: -111.508050, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Feb 5, 2006 12:15 AM, Sr-87, Lat: 34.420100, Lon: -111.507110, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Jul 1, 2006 03:40 PM, Sr-87, Lat: 34.420210, Lon: -111.507200, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 8, 2006 11:99 AM, Sr-87, Lat: 34.419450, Lon: -111.504230, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Oct 1, 2006 12:99 AM, Sr-87, Lat: 34.416260, Lon: -111.497860, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 331ft / 101mTotal length
  • $57,000Total costs
  • 123,251Total average daily traffic
  • 15,370Total average daily truck traffic
  • 129,286Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Strawberry, AZ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 101990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Strawberry, AZ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Strawberry, AZ
  • 36.8%Utility gas
  • 32.7%Wood
  • 23.7%Electricity
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Strawberry, AZ
  • 82.1%Other fuel
  • 17.9%Electricity


Strawberry compared to Arizona state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strawberry on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved more then 10 years ago (1,000+ households)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people leaving home to go to work at strange times (12 PM - 5 AM) (population 500+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in other U.S. states (population 500+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Canada (population 500+)"
  • #100 (85544) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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