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Sanders, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Sanders Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Apache County at latitude 35.2096 and longitude -109.3224. Apache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,866 feet.

The formal official name is the Sanders Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sanders, Arizona.

The U5 Census Class Code for Sanders indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Sanders Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Sanders, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 627
Population in Households 627
Population in Familes 563
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 262
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 202
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $99,242
Average Home Value $150,775


Median Household Income $29,475
Average Household Income $38,687
Per Capita Income $10,879
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.11% -0.13%
Households 0.23% -0.1%
Families 0.31% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sanders, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sanders to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 267 41st
Population Density1 # 190 58th
Diversity Index2 # 293 35th
Median Household Income # 331 27th
Per Capita Income # 358 21st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.