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Wide Ruins, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Wide Ruins Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Apache County at latitude 35.4174 and longitude -109.4995. Apache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,273 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Wide Ruins 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 Wide Ruins Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wide Ruins: Wide Ruin.

Wide Ruins Census Designated Place, AZ Boundary Map


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


Total Population 175
Population in Households 150
Population in Familes 132
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 447
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 18
Average Household Size 8.33
Family Households 13
Average Family Size 10


Total Housing Units 24 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $126,786


Median Household Income $13,500
Average Household Income $18,579
Per Capita Income $6,096
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.13% -0.23%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.9% -1.59%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
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.


Wide Ruins, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wide Ruins 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 # 363 20th
Population Density1 # 133 71st
Diversity Index2 # 413 9th
Median Household Income # 449 1st
Per Capita Income # 450 0th

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