Thatcher, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Thatcher, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Thatcher had a population of 5,256 as of July 1, 2015. Thatcher ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thatcher is located at latitude 32.8493 and longitude -109.7432 in Graham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Thatcher (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Graham County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,910 feet.

The Town of Thatcher has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thatcher population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Town of Thatcher, AZ Boundary Map

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Thatcher, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,256
Population in Households 5,038
Population in Familes 4,055
Population in Group Qrtrs 218
Population Density1 783
Diversity Index2 53
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,751
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 1,196
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,072 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 679 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 319 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $194,240
Average Home Value $214,132
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,751
Average Household Income $61,068
Per Capita Income $20,790
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.48% 1.66%
Households 1.66% 1.69%
Families 1.24% 1.56%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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.

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Thatcher, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thatcher to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 97 79th
Population Density1 # 83 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 160 65th
Median Household Income # 92 80th
Per Capita Income # 176 61st

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