Whetstone, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 2,617. Population change since 2000: +11.2%
Males: 1,343  (51.3%)
Females: 1,274  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
Arizona median age:  33.8 years

Zip codes: 85616.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,137 (it was $34,507 in 2000)
Whetstone:

$50,137
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,669 (it was $16,370 in 2000)

Whetstone CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $135,786 (it was $72,600 in 2000)
Whetstone:

$135,786
AZ:

$166,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $168,026; Detached houses: $196,414; Townhouses or other attached units: $117,676; In 2-unit structures: $86,492; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $370,634; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,068; Mobile homes: $79,079; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,100
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  • Races in Whetstone, AZ (2010)

    Whetstone races chart
    • 1,96975.2%White alone
    • 44216.9%Hispanic
    • 762.9%Two or more races
    • 532.0%Black alone
    • 381.5%Asian alone
    • 220.8%American Indian alone
    • 120.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Whetstone: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.5%), Irish (11.9%), United States (10.4%), English (8.9%), French (4.5%), Portuguese (3.4%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 4066 feet

Land area: 11.8 square miles.

Population density: 222 people per square mile   (very low).

Whetstone,AZ real estate house value index trend

Whetstone, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Whetstone:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whetstone CDP:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

152 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 2.3% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

This place:

6.5%
Arizona:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Whetstone CDP:  1.1% ($786)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Whetstone satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tucson, AZ (48.6 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (161.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Huachuca City, AZ (2.2 miles ), Sierra Vista, AZ (3.4 miles ), Elgin, AZ (3.8 miles ), St. David, AZ (3.9 miles ), Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ (4.1 miles ), Tombstone, AZ (4.1 miles ), Benson, AZ (4.2 miles ), Pimaco Two, AZ (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 31.70 N, Longitude: 110.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 520

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.6%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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

Average climate in Whetstone, Arizona

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Earthquake activity:

Whetstone-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 271% 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 397.7 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 329.3 miles away from Whetstone center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 324.0 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 318.8 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 402.6 miles away from Whetstone center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 266.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cochise County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whetstone topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Whetstone:

  • HOSPICE FAMILY CARE INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; SIERRA VISTA, AZ)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SIERRA VISTA (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SIERRA VISTA, AZ)
  • SIERRA VISTA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SIERRA VISTA, AZ)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-HACIENDA (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SIERRA VISTA, AZ)

Amtrak station near Whetstone:

  • 19 miles: BENSON (4TH & SAN PEDRO STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whetstone:

  • Cochise College (about 46 miles; Douglas, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 8,597)
  • Pima Community College (about 48 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 18,794)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 51 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • University of Arizona (about 51 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 36,324)
  • Eastern Arizona College (about 86 miles; Thatcher, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,810)
  • Central Arizona College (about 116 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Arizona State University-Polytechnic (about 136 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,311)

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Notable locations in Whetstone: Mountain View Recreational Vehicle Park (A), Huachuca Substation (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Whetstone: Whetstone Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cochise 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:  2.5 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.5%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

20.0%
Whole state:

13.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.7%
Whole state:

6.2%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Arizona average:

13.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Whetstone CDP (based on Cochise County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic26,61516
Evangelical Protestant13,773131
Other8,38430
Mainline Protestant3,38626
Black Protestant8623
Orthodox501
None78,276-
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: 16
Cochise County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Cochise County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Cochise County:

4.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 100
Here:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Cochise County:

22.4%
Arizona:

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

9.0%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Whetstone:

51.4%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Whetstone:

49.5%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Whetstone:

28.9
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Whetstone:

20.5%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Whetstone:

8.9%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Whetstone:

6.8
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Whetstone:

36.4%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

57.0%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Whetstone:

78.2%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Whetstone, AZ Residents

9.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,290 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.47% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,431 average AGI)
Cochise County:

0.47%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pima County, AZ  1.20% ($30,798 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.68% ($33,010)
from Bell County, TX  0.17% ($47,615)


9.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.52% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,436 average AGI)
Cochise County:

0.52%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pima County, AZ  1.63% ($34,200 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.70% ($32,552)
to El Paso County, TX  0.18% ($49,711)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whetstone:

  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KNXN (1470 AM; 3 kW; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: GOOD MUSIC, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KTAN (1420 AM; 2 kW; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KQTL (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAHUARITA, AZ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF TUCSON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTKT (990 AM; 10 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORP.)
  • KEVT (1030 AM; 10 kW; CORTARO, AZ; Owner: ONE MART CORP.)
  • KNST (790 AM; 5 kW; TUCSON, AZ)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHIL (1250 AM; 5 kW; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KJLL (1330 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH TUCSON, AZ; Owner: HUDSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whetstone:

  • KRMB (90.1 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCDQ (95.3 FM; DOUGLAS, AZ; Owner: COCHISE BROADCASTING, LLC (A WYOMING LLC))
  • KWCD (92.3 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KWRB (90.9 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KXCI (91.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGMG (106.3 FM; ORACLE, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • K255AC (98.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUN. COLLEGE DIST)
  • KZLZ-FM2 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K263AA (100.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUAT-FM (90.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K292CM (106.3 FM; SUMMERHAVEN, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • KZLZ-FM1 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWFM-FM (97.1 FM; GREEN VALLEY, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWCX-FM (104.9 FM; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKYZ (101.7 FM; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: COCHISE BROADCASTING, LLC (A WYOMING LLC))
  • K261CK (100.1 FM; SAN XAVIER, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCDX (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, AZ; Owner: DESERT WEST AIR RANCHERS CORPORATION)
  • KAVV (97.7 FM; BENSON, AZ; Owner: STEREO 97, INC.)
  • KLPX (96.1 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 16m52ftTotal length
  • 38,100Total average daily traffic
  • 3,229Total average daily truck traffic
  • 38,150Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Towers Manager, Highway 90 & Highway 82 (Lat: 31.694028 Lon: -110.348361), Type: 16.5, Structure height: 04003 m, Overall height: 16.5 m, Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE NE, SUITE 160
  • Towers Manager, Highway 90 & Highway 82 (Lat: 31.694028 Lon: -110.348361), Type: 16.5, Structure height: 04003 m, Overall height: 16.5 m, Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE NE, SUITE 160
  • Towers Manager, Highway 90 & Highway 82 (Lat: 31.694028 Lon: -110.348361), Type: 16.5, Structure height: 04003 m, Overall height: 16.5 m, Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE NE, SUITE 160
  • Edward Schafer, Highway 90 & Highway 82 (Lat: 31.694028 Lon: -110.348361), Type: 16.5, Structure height: 04003 m, Overall height: 16.5 m, Registrant: 7035353009, Eschafer@insitewireless.Com, 1199 NORTH FAIRFAX STREET #700
  • Edward Schafer, Highway 90 & Highway 82 (Lat: 31.694028 Lon: -110.348361), Type: 16.5, Structure height: 04003 m, Overall height: 16.5 m, Registrant: 7035353009, Eschafer@insitewireless.Com, 1199 NORTH FAIRFAX STREET #700

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WHETSTONE, East Pine Street (Lat: 31.683722 Lon: -110.349583), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57 m, Call Sign: WQMM975
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz... (+38 more)Grant Date: 09/28/2010, Expiration Date: 09/28/2020, Certifier: Jim GardinerRegistrant: Transworld Network Corp, 255 Pine Avenue North, Oldsmar, FL 34677, Phone: (813) 890-2208, Fax: (813) 890-2712, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD7NEC, Licensee ID: L00356157, Grant Date: 05/11/2001, Expiration Date: 05/11/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2013, Certifier: Clair W Iverson, Registrant: Clair W Iverson, 2251 Sands Ranch Rd, Whetstone, AZ 85616

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 5

Incident types - Whetstone

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Whetstone, AZ

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Whetstone compared to Arizona state average:

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