Morenci, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Morenci, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Morenci Census Designated Place had a population of 1,873 as of July 1, 2016. Morenci ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Morenci is located at latitude 33.0522 and longitude -109.3265 in Greenlee County. The formal boundaries for the Morenci Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Greenlee County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,747 feet.

The Morenci Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408868) 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 "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Morenci: Marenci.

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


Total Population 1,873
Population in Households 1,872
Population in Familes 1,487
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,949
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 711
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 437
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 952 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32 ( 3.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 679 (71.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 241 (25.3%)
Median Home Value $163,095
Average Home Value $142,742


Median Household Income $56,229
Average Household Income $61,967
Per Capita Income $23,362
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.74% 3.53%
Households 3.83% 3.64%
Families 3.9% 3.42%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Morenci, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morenci 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 # 157 65th
Population Density1 # 31 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 38 92nd
Median Household Income # 50 89th
Per Capita Income # 135 70th

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