Thatcher, AZ Profile: Facts & Data


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Thatcher, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Thatcher had a population of 4,892 as of July 1, 2018. 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 32.8492 and longitude -109.7592 in Graham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Thatcher 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.

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Thatcher, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,892
Population in Households 4,668
Population in Familes 3,793
Population in Group Qrtrs 224
Population Density2 730
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $42,779
Average Household Income $56,571
Per Capita Income $19,474


Total Housing Units 1,934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,011 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 605 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 319 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $165,128
Average Home Value $195,668


Total Households 1,615
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 1,107
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.08% 0.25%
Households 0.08% 0.21%
Families -0.14% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

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, 2018 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 # 101 78th
Population Density # 87 81st
Diversity Index # 164 64th
Median Household Income # 187 59th
Per Capita Income # 259 43rd

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