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The City of Safford had a population of 10,289 as of July 1, 2017. Safford 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 Safford is located at latitude 32.8321 and longitude -109.7012 in Graham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Safford (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Graham County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,917 feet.

The City of Safford (GNIS ID: 2411753) 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.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Safford is located within Safford Division of Graham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Safford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Safford: Layton, Stafford.

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


Total Population 10,289
Daytime Population: Workers 4,821
Daytime Population: Residents 6,540
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,361
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 10,047
Population in Familes 8,368
Population in Group Qrtrs 242
Population Density2 1,206
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $38,272
Average Household Income $48,997
Per Capita Income $17,594


Total Housing Units 4,247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,329 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,294 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 624 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $134,033
Average Home Value $138,836


Total Households 3,623
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 2,506
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 1.01% 0.93%
Households 0.95% 0.9%
Families 0.84% 0.85%
Median Household Income   -0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.63%

Safford, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Safford 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 # 69 85th
Population Density # 52 89th
Diversity Index # 92 80th
Median Household Income # 224 51st
Per Capita Income # 279 38th

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