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Thatcher, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The Town of Thatcher had a population of 5,245 as of July 1, 2017. 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 (GNIS ID: 2413382) 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 Town of Thatcher is located within Safford Division of Graham County.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 5,245
Daytime Population: Workers 1,764
Daytime Population: Residents 3,196
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,960
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 5,008
Population in Familes 4,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 237
Population Density2 782
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $42,262
Average Household Income $55,318
Per Capita Income $19,039


Total Housing Units 2,079 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,062 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 671 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 346 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $173,417
Average Home Value $202,875


Total Households 1,733
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 1,179
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 1.05% 1.09%
Households 1.06% 1.1%
Families 0.71% 0.97%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

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, 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 # 96 79th
Population Density # 83 82nd
Diversity Index # 159 65th
Median Household Income # 159 65th
Per Capita Income # 249 45th

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