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Whetstone, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Whetstone Census Designated Place had a population of 2,570 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Whetstone, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,570
Daytime Population: Workers 247
Daytime Population: Residents 1,490
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,737
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 2,556
Population in Familes 2,026
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 216
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $43,196
Average Household Income $56,530
Per Capita Income $23,233


Total Housing Units 1,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 829 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $127,009
Average Home Value $161,988


Total Households 1,049
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 694
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.6%
Households -0.08% -0.5%
Families -0.22% -0.58%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

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, 2017 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 # 137 70th
Population Density # 209 54th
Diversity Index # 178 61st
Median Household Income # 151 67th
Per Capita Income # 149 67th

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