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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 2012: $46,488 (it was $34,507 in 2000)
Whetstone:

$46,488
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,052

Whetstone CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $127,367 (it was $72,600 in 2000)
Whetstone:

$127,367
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $118,714; Detached houses: $151,835; Mobile homes: $89,006; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $47,914

Median gross rent in 2009: $565.

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  • White alone - 1,969 (75.2%)
  • Hispanic - 442 (16.9%)
  • Two or more races - 76 (2.9%)
  • Black alone - 53 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 38 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 12 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Whetstone: 147.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.9%), Irish (12.4%), United States (8.0%), English (7.8%), Italian (5.4%), French (3.2%).

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).

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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: 13.8%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

106 residents are foreign born (4.1% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

This place:  5.0%
Arizona:  13.4%

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

Whetstone CDP:  1.1% ($786)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.6%
Arizona:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2005-2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
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%)

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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: Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, 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:

  • University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus (about 48 miles; Tucson, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,465)
  • University of Arizona (about 51 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 33,106)
  • Pima Community College (about 53 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 11,708)
  • Eastern Arizona College (about 86 miles; Thatcher, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,285)
  • Chandler/Gilbert Community College (about 139 miles; Chandler, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,924)
  • Mesa Community College (about 147 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,853)
  • Arizona State University (about 151 miles; Tempe, AZ; FT enrollment: 54,626)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.4%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 71.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Whetstone, AZ

Whetstone compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2009

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2009


Whetstone travel time to work - commute


Whetstone mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.77%
Here40.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents53.8%12.5%10.9%4.6%3.1%
Congregations11.4%12.8%10.7%11.4%6.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.5%1.3%1.3%1.1%10.0%
Congregations2.7%6.0%1.3%3.4%33.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Cochise County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cochise County:

8.4%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Cochise County:

22.4%
State:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.0%
State:

14.2%

11.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,687 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.41%
Arizona average:

8.20%

1.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,453 average AGI)
Cochise County:

1.11%
Arizona average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pima County, AZ  1.29% ($32,272 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.77% ($38,631)
from Bell County, TX  0.24% ($35,827)


10.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,637 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.69%
Arizona average:

5.96%

0.72% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,259 average AGI)
Cochise County:

0.72%
Arizona average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pima County, AZ  1.81% ($31,948 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.91% ($28,719)
to Honolulu County, HI  0.17% ($33,194)

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)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • 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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WHETSTONE, East Pine Street (Lat: 31.683722 Lon: -110.349583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57 m, Call Sign: WQMM975
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/28/2010, Expiration Date: 09/28/2020, Certifier: Jim Gardiner
    Registrant: 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


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Whetstone on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business operations specialists"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Personal and laundry services"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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