Safford, Arizona

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Population in 2019: 9,983 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.1%
 
Males: 5,056  (50.7%)
Females: 4,927  (49.3%)
Median resident age:

32.6 years
Arizona median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 85552.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,907 (it was $29,899 in 2000)
Safford:

$52,907
AZ:

$62,055

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,704 (it was $14,052 in 2000)

Safford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $171,016 (it was $78,200 in 2000)
Safford:

$171,016
AZ:

$255,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $189,714; detached houses: $224,463; townhouses or other attached units: $347,444; mobile homes: $74,395; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $10,590

Median gross rent in 2019: $746.

March 2019 cost of living index in Safford: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.5%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.2% for Black residents, 24.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for other race residents, 20.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Safford, AZ (2019)
    • 4,83648.1%White alone
    • 4,79347.6%Hispanic
    • 3593.6%Black alone
    • 440.4%American Indian alone
    • 410.4%Two or more races
    • 20.02%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists, there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Safford, Arizona as of June 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Safford is 194 to 1.


Crime rates in Safford by year

Type

2009

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(20.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(40.4)
1
(10.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.4)
3
(31.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
N/A36
(367.5)
34
(349.9)
22
(228.8)
29
(300.3)
21
(211.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
167
(1,688)
64
(653.3)
43
(442.5)
45
(467.9)
46
(476.3)
33
(332.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
382
(3,861)
341
(3,481)
313
(3,221)
301
(3,130)
219
(2,268)
311
(3,136)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(202.1)
19
(193.9)
30
(308.7)
17
(176.8)
17
(176.0)
19
(191.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(50.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
2
(20.8)
2
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index339.3277.0254.5221.0207.5206.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Safford, AZ

Crime rate in Safford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 25 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Arizona average:

1.78
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Ancestries: English (4.4%), American (4.0%), European (3.1%), German (2.3%), Irish (2.2%), Italian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Elevation: 2916 feet

Land area: 7.92 square miles.

Population density: 1,261 people per square mile   (low).

Safford, Arizona map

134 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Arizona:

13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $914 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $819 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Catalina Foothills, AZ (77.4 miles , pop. 53,794).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tucson, AZ (81.9 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (145.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Thatcher, AZ (1.7 miles ),
Cactus Flats, AZ (2.1 miles ),
Solomon, AZ (2.2 miles ),
Central, AZ (2.3 miles ),
Swift Trail Junction, AZ (2.5 miles ),
San Jose, AZ (2.7 miles ),
Pima, AZ (2.8 miles ),
Bryce, AZ (3.1 miles)

Latitude: 32.82 N, Longitude: 109.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,695 (+26.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,849 (63.3%)

Area code: 928

Distribution of median household income in Safford, AZ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Safford, AZ in 2019
Safford satellite photo by USGS

Safford tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.3%
Arizona:

7.6%
Historical population in Safford, AZ
Historical housing units in Safford, AZ

Population change in the 1990s: +1,536 (+20.0%).
Most common industries in Safford, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (13.2%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (23.6%)
  • Construction (14.0%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Public administration (11.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Safford, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Child care workers (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.6%)

Average climate in Safford, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Safford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arizona state average. It is 1171% 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 404.2 miles away from Safford 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 348.0 miles away from Safford 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 404.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 351.8 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 344.3 miles away from Safford center
On 6/29/2014 at 04:59:35, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 35.9 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 Graham County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Safford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Safford:

  • MT GRAHAM REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 1600 SOUTH 20TH AVENUE)
  • SUNSET HILLS CARE AND REHAB, INC (1933 PEPPERTREE DRIVE)
  • SAFFORD DIALYSIS (FMC) (1250 S 20TH AVE)
  • MT GRAHAM HOME HEALTH REG MED CTR HOME HEALTH SVS (1600 20TH AVENUE, BUILDING E)

Airports and heliports located in Safford:

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College/University in Safford:

  • Hair Academy of Safford (Full-time enrollment: 89; Location: 1550 West Thatcher Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: hairacademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Safford:

  • Eastern Arizona College (about 3 miles; Thatcher, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,810)
  • Pima Community College (about 81 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 18,794)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 81 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • University of Arizona (about 83 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 36,324)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 84 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Cochise College (about 101 miles; Douglas, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,597)
  • Central Arizona College (about 113 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)

Private high school in Safford:

  • SAFFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 35, Location: 3616 S US HIGHWAY 191, Grades: KG-10)
See full list of schools located in Safford

Library in Safford:

  • SAFFORD CITY - GRAHAM COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $799,140; Location: 808 S. 7TH AVENUE; 43,953 books; 2,390 audio materials; 972 video materials; 39 state licensed databases; 72 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Safford: Graham County Sheriff's Office (A), Graham County Courthouse (B), Safford City Hall (C), Safford Fire Department (D), Safford City - Graham County Library (E), Safford Railroad Station (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Safford include: Harvest Tabernacle (A), Grace Tabernacle Church (B), First Christian Church (C), First Baptist Church of Safford (D), Faith Lutheran Church (E), All Saints Episcopal Church (F), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G), Saint Andrew Baptist Church (H), Safford Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Safford Union Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Dry Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Freeman Wash (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Discovery Park (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1651 West Discovery Park Boulevard) (1), Essence of Tranquility (Recreation Areas; 6074 South Lebanon Loop Road) (2), Kachina Mineral Springs Spa (Recreation Areas; 1155 West Cactus Road) (3), Safford City Government - City Hall (717 West Main Street) (4), Swings & Things Sports Park (380 East Entertainment Avenue) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge Safford (225 East US 70) (1), Comfort Inn Safford (1578 W Thatcher Blvd) (2), Budget Inn (1215 West Thatcher Boulevard) (3), Comfort Inn (1578 W Thatcher Blvd) (4), Best Western Desert Inn (1391 Thatcher Boulevard) (5), Olney House Bed & Breakfast (1104 South Central Avenue) (6), Days Inn (520 East US Highway 70) (7), Quality Inn & Suites (420 E Highway 70) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Safford City Government - Magistrate Court (717 West Main Street) (1), Graham County Government - Clerk of Superior Court (Courthouse) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: D.J. Carrasco - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Kansas City Royals, born: Apr 12, 1977), Elliot Johnson (baseball) - Baseball player, Spencer V. Jones - LDS Church official, Frank R. Zapata - Federal judge, Fred Mortensen - Football player, Michael Ensign - Actor.

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

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

ADOC ASPC FORT GRANT (Address: 896 S COOK RD , Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: State No Longer Subject to Rule (MAY-08-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: State No Longer Subject to Rule (MAY-08-2008)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 199 regular monitoring violations
  • 24 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Arizona:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.7%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
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: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Safford in 2010:

  • 131 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Safford in 2000:

  • 122 people in nursing homes
  • 75 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Banks with branches in Safford (2011 data):

  • National Bank of Arizona: Safford Branch at 426 5th Street, branch established on 1956/08/20. Info updated 2008/09/11: Bank assets: $4,485.6 mil, Deposits: $3,731.3 mil, headquarters in Tucson, AZ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 73 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Safford Branch at 301 W. Main, branch established on 1953/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Safford Branch at 321 Main Street, branch established on 1899/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

For population 15 years and over in Safford:

Marital status in Safford, AZ
  • Never married: 36.8%
  • Now married: 38.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

For population 25 years and over in Safford:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Arizona average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Safford
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Safford, AZ (based on Graham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other11,79330
Catholic6,1946
Evangelical Protestant1,98524
Mainline Protestant5614
Orthodox301
None16,657-
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: 6
Graham County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Graham County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Graham County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Graham County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.7%
Arizona:

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

11.4%
Arizona:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Safford:

49.0%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Safford:

46.4%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.3%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Safford:

12.2%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Safford:

35.0%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

54.2%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Safford:

78.6%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Safford, AZ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 29$134,653$55,7187$8,981
Streets and Highways 24$106,388$53,1946$5,189
Police Protection - Officers 24$137,892$68,9460$0
Financial Administration 18$102,991$68,6611$4,002
Other Government Administration 15$85,871$68,69715$11,576
Other and Unallocable 13$53,976$49,8241$5,476
Parks and Recreation 13$54,082$49,92215$22,900
Gas Supply 11$46,421$50,6410$0
Solid Waste Management 11$37,859$41,3010$0
Sewerage 11$60,529$66,0320$0
Electric Power 8$54,327$81,4910$0
Judicial and Legal 8$36,156$54,2340$0
Local Libraries 5$21,381$51,3146$12,756
Police - Other 4$15,783$47,3490$0
Firefighters 0$0 59$19,449
Totals for Government 194$948,309$58,658110$90,329

Safford government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,911,000 ($391.77)
    Electric Utilities: $3,001,000 ($300.61)
    General - Other: $1,432,000 ($143.44)
    Sewerage: $616,000 ($61.70)
    Regular Highways: $522,000 ($52.29)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,749,000 ($776.22)
    Police Protection: $4,820,000 ($482.82)
    Water Utilities: $2,895,000 ($289.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,638,000 ($264.25)
    Gas Utilities: $2,565,000 ($256.94)
    Sewerage: $2,248,000 ($225.18)
    Central Staff Services: $1,758,000 ($176.10)
    Regular Highways: $1,561,000 ($156.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,135,000 ($113.69)
    Libraries: $865,000 ($86.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $723,000 ($72.42)
    Financial Administration: $606,000 ($60.70)
    General Public Buildings: $592,000 ($59.30)
    General - Other: $450,000 ($45.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $430,000 ($43.07)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $158,000 ($15.83)
    Air Transportation: $73,000 ($7.31)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $103,000 ($10.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $241,000 ($24.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $184,000 ($18.43)
    Gas Utilities: $29,000 ($2.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $608,000 ($60.90)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $150,000 ($15.03)

Safford government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $3,177,000 ($318.24)
    Sewerage: $2,513,000 ($251.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,499,000 ($150.16)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $244,000 ($24.44)
    Interest Earnings: $61,000 ($6.11)
    Fines and Forfeits: $57,000 ($5.71)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,400,000 ($1041.77)
    Water Utilities: $5,779,000 ($578.88)
    Gas Utilities: $2,810,000 ($281.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,777,000 ($278.17)
    Other: $864,000 ($86.55)
    Highways: $739,000 ($74.03)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,352,000 ($636.28)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,031,000 ($103.28)
    Property: $265,000 ($26.55)
    Other License: $67,000 ($6.71)

Safford government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,485,000 ($1450.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,876,000 ($1289.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,609,000 ($161.17)

Safford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,924,000 ($2897.33)

5.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,248 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
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  0.97% ($48,308 average AGI)
from Greenlee County, AZ  0.56% ($50,000)
from Pima County, AZ  0.51% ($48,750)


6.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
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  1.53% ($42,938 average AGI)
to Pima County, AZ  0.92% ($44,080)
to Greenlee County, AZ  0.47% ($60,773)
Businesses in Safford, AZ
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Nissan1
Best Western1Quality1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Circle K3Super 81
Comfort Inn1U-Haul1
Dairy Queen1UPS3
Days Inn1Vans1
FedEx2Walmart1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Safford:

  • KATO (1230 AM; 1 kW; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KHIL (1250 AM; 5 kW; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KTKT (990 AM; 10 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORP.)
  • KEVT (1030 AM; 10 kW; CORTARO, AZ; Owner: ONE MART CORP.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KQTL (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAHUARITA, AZ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF TUCSON LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Safford:

  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K208BT (89.5 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: AZ BD OF REGENTS/UNIV. OF ARIZONA)
  • KJIK (100.7 FM; DUNCAN, AZ; Owner: WILLIAM S. KONOPNICKI)
  • K204CE (88.7 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KFMM (99.1 FM; THATCHER, AZ; Owner: WICK COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KGMG (106.3 FM; ORACLE, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWCX-FM (104.9 FM; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • K255AC (98.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUN. COLLEGE DIST)
  • KWRQ (102.3 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K263AA (100.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZLZ-FM2 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KUAT-FM (90.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KCDX (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, AZ; Owner: DESERT WEST AIR RANCHERS CORPORATION)
  • K292CM (106.3 FM; SUMMERHAVEN, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • KZLZ-FM1 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KVJC (91.9 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KRXS-FM (97.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: LINDA C. POTYKA)
  • KMRR (100.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KXCI (91.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
Safford fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Safford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 203ft / 62.0mTotal length
  • $3,000Total costs
  • 65,332Total average daily traffic
  • 6,022Total average daily truck traffic
  • 78,382Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Safford, AZ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Safford, AZ
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Safford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Safford, AZ)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Safford)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Safford)

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Safford, Arizona:

  • Safford Super 8, 1578 W Thatcher Blvd, Safford, Arizona 85546 , Phone: (928) 428-5851, Fax: (928) 428-4968
  • Quality Inn And Suites, 420 East Hwy 70, Safford, Arizona 85546 , Phone: (928) 428-3200, Fax: (928) 428-3288
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 450 Entertainment Ave, Safford, Arizona 85546 , Phone: (928) 428-3200, Fax: (928) 428-3288
  • Best Western Desert Inn, 1391 W Thatcher Blvd, Safford, Arizona 85546 , Phone: (928) 428-0521, Fax: (928) 428-7653
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Safford, Arizona
Most common first names in Safford, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7474.4 years
Robert7470.8 years
John7072.9 years
Mary6878.3 years
James5875.0 years
George5578.9 years
Frank3774.4 years
Charles3576.0 years
Frances2677.1 years
Maria2681.5 years
Most common last names in Safford, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4276.0 years
Garcia3770.9 years
Sanchez2975.0 years
Williams2972.5 years
Johnson2876.0 years
Rodriguez2770.0 years
Nelson2480.9 years
Morris2378.1 years
Jones2276.6 years
Taylor2069.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Safford, AZ
  • 64.6%Utility gas
  • 32.9%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Safford, AZ
  • 59.0%Electricity
  • 38.7%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Safford compared to Arizona state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Safford on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a motorcycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 (85552) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of English first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
There are 20 pilots and 12 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Theresa Linne Morelli (4)
  • Steve Nels Dixon (4)
  • Christine Rae Green (1)
  • Gabe Bowman (1)
  • Gabriel Elias Bowman (1)
  • Antonio Garcia (1)
  • Robert E. Brewer (1)
  • Adam Lawrence Layton (1)
  • Michael Assum (1)
  • Charles Hoisington (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2021.