Greenlee County, Arizona (AZ)

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County population in 2012: 8,802 (53% urban, 47% rural); it was 8,547 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 648
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 945
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,591
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,595 (it was 1,526 in 2000)
% of renters here:

49%
State:

34%

Land area: 1847 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 5 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Greenlee County: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (46.2%), Construction (25.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 34%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 63%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Greenlee County, Arizona:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (48.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (47.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Arizona median age:  35.0 years
Males: 4,398  (52.9%)
Females: 4,039  (47.1%)
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Greenlee County,AZ real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Greenlee County:

2.0 people
Arizona:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,773 ($39,384 in 1999)

This county:

$46773
Arizona:

$48510

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $235 (lower quartile is $210, upper quartile is $276)
This county:

$235
State:

$746


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,442 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
Greenlee:

$81,442
Arizona:

$166,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,093 - $133,824
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $737
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $239

Institutionalized population: 33

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Greenlee County, AZ map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 62 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2008: 96 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2009: 54 buildings, average cost: $16,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $375 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $296 (0.4%)

Greenlee County household income distribution in 2009 Greenlee County home values distribution Greenlee County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.0%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.3% for American Indian residents, 27.7% for other race residents, 17.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.7%
Greenlee County:

16.7%
Arizona:

18.6%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.2% for American Indian residents, 31.3% for other race residents, 17.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Greenlee County is $473 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $594 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $816 a month.

Cities in this county include: Clifton, Morenci, Duncan, York, Whispering Pines, Franklin.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Greenlee County: Hardy (A), Purdy (B), Reno Lookout (C), Luce Ranch (D), Lazy YJ Ranch (E), Blue Lookout (F), Strayhorse Administative Site (G), Bear Mountain Lookout (H), Blue Camp Administrative Site (I), Coleman Ranch (J), Robart Ranch (K), Marks Ranch (L), Hannagan Meadow Administrative Site (M), Beaverhead (N), A D Bar Ranch (O), Big Lue Ranch (P), Blue Ranger Station (Q), Buffalo Crossing (R), Buffalo Crossing Camp (S), Coalson Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jones Cemetery (1), Duncan Valley Cemetery (2), Blue Cemetery (3), Bunkers Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Campbell Flat Lake (A), Beaverhead Natural Lake (B), Elk Lake (C), Lost Lake (D), Milligan Lake (E), McKibbins Pond (F), Taylor Pond (G), W S Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Centerfire Creek (A), Whitewater Creek (B), Linden Creek (C), Wet Prong Creek (D), Silver Creek (E), Deerhead Creek (F), Silver Basin Creek (G), Bush Creek (H), Burro Wash (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Greenlee County include: Granville Recreation Area (1), Crabtree Park (2), Upper Juan Miller Picnic Area (3), Conklin Creek Campgrounds (4), Sheep Saddle Picnic Area (5), Sardine Saddle Picnic Area (6), Blue Range Primitive Area (7), H L Saddle Picnic Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Apache County , Cochise County , Catron County, New Mexico , Graham County , Grant County, New Mexico , Hidalgo County, New Mexico .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 222
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 287 (49% naturalized citizens)

Greenlee County:

3.4%
Whole state:

12.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 61
  • 1990 to 1994: 49
  • 1985 to 1989: 12
  • 1980 to 1984: 7
  • 1975 to 1979: 38
  • 1970 to 1974: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 16
  • 1965 to 1969: 91

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.7%

Greenlee County marital status for males Greenlee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Greenlee County with a mortgage: 352 (7 second mortgage, 35 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 349

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Greenlee County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,6083
Other1,2294
Evangelical Protestant57110
Mainline Protestant342
None3,995-
Greenlee County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Greenlee County:

3.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Greenlee County:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Greenlee County:

8.2%
Arizona:

8.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Greenlee County:

31.6%
State:

22.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.5%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Greenlee County:

Average size of farms: 221 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $33,175
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $305.72
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.95%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,361
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.84%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 100.00%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,245
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.68%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.69
Land in orchards: 34 acres

Earthquake activity:

Greenlee County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 255% 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 425.0 miles away from Greenlee County 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 372.1 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 423.5 miles away from the county center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 377.7 miles away from the county 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 369.8 miles away from Greenlee County 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 379.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Greenlee County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (64%)
  • Chile (11%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • South Africa (3%)
  • Yugoslavia (2%)
  • Spain (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Greenlee County (%):

  • English (8%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • German (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Greenlee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,494 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 669 (20%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 65 (2%)
  • Other means: 13 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 91 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
5 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
33 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,706.

9.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,992 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.55%
Arizona average:

5.73%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.22% relocated from other counties in Arizona ($28,748 average AGI)
3.33% relocated from other states ($13,244 average AGI)
Greenlee County:

3.33%
Arizona average:

3.94%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Graham County, AZ  1.73% ($47,442 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.40% ($47,971)
from Pima County, AZ  1.04% ($35,846)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.44% ($48,182)


8.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,975 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.22%
Arizona average:

5.60%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.09% relocated to other counties in Arizona ($34,812 average AGI)
3.14% relocated to other states ($21,168 average AGI)
Greenlee County:

3.14%
Arizona average:

3.79%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Graham County, AZ  2.24% ($43,164 average AGI)
to Pima County, AZ  0.86% ($62,286)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.73% ($88,500)
to Grant County, NM  0.41% ($59,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Greenlee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 6.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Greenlee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Greenlee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,067 (907 aged, 160 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,402

Size of family households: 829 2-persons, 499 3-persons, 403 4-persons, 241 5-persons, 104 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 887 1-person, 130 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,929 married couples with children.
492 single-parent households (188 men, 304 women).

74.0% of residents of Greenlee County speak English at home.
25.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $41,207,000 ($5494 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $938,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,169,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,619,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $299,000
Federal grants: $13,214,000
Federal procurement contracts: $949,000 ($593,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,957,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $106,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $551,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,317,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 477
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 300
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +41
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+28 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,236
Here -164 per 1000 residents
State +69 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Greenlee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.59 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

3.7

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 35
  • 2000 to 2004: 654
  • 1990 to 1999: 397
  • 1980 to 1989: 472
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,109
  • 1960 to 1969: 677
  • 1950 to 1959: 415
  • 1940 to 1949: 89
  • 1939 or earlier: 556
Rooms in houses/apartments in Greenlee County, Arizona
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 71
  • 3 rooms: 109
  • 4 rooms: 204
  • 5 rooms: 419
  • 6 rooms: 430
  • 7 rooms: 150
  • 8 rooms: 120
  • 9+ rooms: 72
  • 1 room: 41
  • 2 rooms: 67
  • 3 rooms: 140
  • 4 rooms: 168
  • 5 rooms: 662
  • 6 rooms: 330
  • 7 rooms: 65
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9+ rooms: 27
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Greenlee County, Arizona
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 129
  • 2 bedrooms: 370
  • 3 bedrooms: 855
  • 4 bedrooms: 192
  • 5+ bedrooms: 27
  • no bedroom: 60
  • 1 bedroom: 123
  • 2 bedrooms: 289
  • 3 bedrooms: 976
  • 4 bedrooms: 68
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Greenlee County, Arizona in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 72
  • 1 vehicle: 439
  • 2 vehicles: 608
  • 3 vehicles: 339
  • 4 vehicles: 92
  • 5+ vehicles: 41
  • no vehicle: 81
  • 1 vehicle: 482
  • 2 vehicles: 655
  • 3 vehicles: 249
  • 4 vehicles: 51
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

58% of Greenlee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Arizona.

Greenlee County:

57.6%
State average:

46.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $54,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Greenlee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (69.1%)
  • Electricity (12.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.9%)
  • Wood (6.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (82.5%)
  • Electricity (11.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.3%)
  • Wood (2.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22
Here:

1.8%
Arizona:

6.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 33
Here:

5.1%
Arizona:

6.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

12.2%
Arizona:

13.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Greenlee County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $666,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,566,000
    General - Other: $1,234,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,128,000
    Corrections - Other: $915,000
    Regular Highways: $876,000
    Health Services - Other: $831,000
    Central Staff Services: $579,000
    Welfare - Other: $429,000
    Solid Waste Management: $260,000
    Financial Administration: $237,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $229,000
    Parks & Recreation: $222,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $156,000
    General Public Buildings: $155,000
    Air Transportation: $53,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,862,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $237,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $16,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,759,000

Greenlee County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $477,000
    Parks & Recreation: $222,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,772,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $341,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,507,000
    All Other: $1,529,000
    Highways: $876,000
    Health & Hospitals: $594,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $900,000
    Property: $720,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $360,000
    NEC: $20,000

Greenlee County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $67,690,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,950,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,710,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $62,855,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,835,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $240,000

Greenlee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,162,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $63,133,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Greenlee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Greenlee County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Greenlee County, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3971.2 years
James3968.9 years
John3875.4 years
Mary3775.6 years
Maria2780.8 years
Robert2268.8 years
Manuel2172.3 years
George1976.4 years
Juan1975.4 years
Frank1673.8 years
Most common last names in Greenlee County, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hernandez1976.8 years
Lopez1975.3 years
Rodriguez1668.6 years
Montoya1671.1 years
Johnson1573.0 years
Reyes1575.4 years
Gonzales1474.3 years
Perez1474.3 years
Garcia1370.4 years
Mendoza1370.2 years

Businesses in Greenlee County, AZ