Thatcher, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Thatcher, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Thatcher is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Graham County at latitude 32.8493 and longitude -109.7432. Graham County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,910 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Thatcher, but most people and references simply refer to it as Thatcher, Arizona.

The P1 Census Class Code for Thatcher indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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


Total Population 5,077
Population in Households 4,838
Population in Familes 3,890
Population in Group Qrtrs 239
Population Density1 756
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 1,684
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 1,151
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,983 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,053 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 632 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $190,920
Average Home Value $216,500


Median Household Income $42,485
Average Household Income $55,109
Per Capita Income $18,758
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.01% 1.14%
Households 1.12% 1.18%
Families 0.62% 1.0%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.


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, 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 # 99 78th
Population Density1 # 86 81st
Diversity Index2 # 163 64th
Median Household Income # 127 72nd
Per Capita Income # 223 51st

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