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Whetstone, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Whetstone Census Designated Place had a population of 2,613 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Whetstone is located at latitude 31.702 and longitude -110.3227 in Cochise County. The formal boundaries for the Whetstone Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cochise County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,363 feet.

The Whetstone Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409579) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Whetstone Census Designated Place is located within Sierra Vista Division of Cochise County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whetstone population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Whetstone, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,613
Population in Households 2,598
Population in Familes 2,061
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 220
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 1,072
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 709
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 848 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $116,564
Average Home Value $155,771


Median Household Income $41,040
Average Household Income $53,589
Per Capita Income $22,164
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.38%
Households 0.26% -0.22%
Families 0.09% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Whetstone, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whetstone to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 138 70th
Population Density1 # 209 54th
Diversity Index2 # 176 61st
Median Household Income # 172 62nd
Per Capita Income # 165 64th

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