Safford Graham County, Arizona

Safford: City in and county seat of Graham County, Arizona, United States

About

Safford is a city located in the county of Graham in the U.S. state of Arizona. Its population at the 2010 census was 9,566. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 9,951 inhabitants.

The city was created 148 years ago in 1873.

Safford Quick Facts

Population : 9,951 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Arizona (United States)
County : Graham County
Phone Area Codes : 928
Water as percent of area : 0.37%
Land as percent of area : 99.63%
Named for : Anson P.K. Safford
Altitude : 2,917 feet / 889 meters
Capital city : Safford is capital of Graham County
Establishment : January 01, 1874 (148 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 14:58:02 (29th September 2022)
Postal code : 85546
Population growth : 3.87% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Safford is located at 32°50'2"N 109°42'27"W (32.8339500, -109.7075800).

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Demographics

The population of Safford increased by 3.87% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 9,566 - census
2011 9,529 -0.39% estimation process
2012 9,535 0.06% estimation process
2013 9,602 0.7% estimation process
2014 9,747 1.49% estimation process
2015 9,678 -0.71% estimation process
2016 9,637 -0.43% estimation process
2017 9,621 -0.17% estimation process
2018 9,824 2.07% estimation process
2019 9,983 1.59% estimation process
2020 9,951 -0.32% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 38,837
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 37,212
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 4.4%
April 1, 2020 Population : 38,533
April 1, 2010 Population : 37,220
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.0%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 26.7%
People over 65 (%) : 14.0%
Female persons, % : 46.4%
White only, percent : 81.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 13.5%
Asians alone % : 0.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.2%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.0%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 33.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 51.0%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,944
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 3.0%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 13,770

Safford zip code is 85546. County name: Graham, County fips: 04009

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 13,770
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 70.3%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $138,700
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,181
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $336
2015-2019 median gross rent : $769
Permits for construction, 2020 : 187
2015-2019 Households : 11,017
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.10
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 82.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 88.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 75.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 85.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 11.8%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 49.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 51.5%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 36,246
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 61,335
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 381,772
2012 total retail sales per capita : $10,203
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.7
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $51,353
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $18,683
Percentage of people living in poverty : 20.1%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 521
2019 total employment : 7,535
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 304,799
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 1.8%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 1,563
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,867
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 897
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 528
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 461
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,281
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 154
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,519
2010 population per square mile : 8.1
2010 land area in square miles : 4,622.60

People born in Safford (9)

People born in Safford, including actor Michael Ensign, baseball player D. J. Carrasco, baseball player Elliot Johnson, .

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Schools in Safford

College & universities near Safford, AZ

Code Name City ZIP
104577 Eastern Arizona College Thatcher (AZ) 85552-0769

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Safford, AZ

Code Name Address Type
LDB Lordsburg Center St. and S.P. Blvd. RAIL
BEN Benson 105 E. 4th Street RAIL

Post offices near Safford

Post Office Name City ZIP
Safford Post Office Safford (AZ) 85546

Other cities in Graham County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Graham County , AZ.

City Name Population Title
Thatcher 5,264 Town in Graham County, Arizona, United States
Swift Trail Junction 2,935 Census designated place
Pima 2,588 Town in Graham County, Arizona, United States
Bylas 1,962 Census-designated place

Distance to Other Cities

Safford distances to largest Arizona cities