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Why, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Why Census Designated Place had a population of 174 as of July 1, 2018. Why ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Why is located at latitude 32.2687 and longitude -112.7388 in Pima County. The formal boundaries for the Why Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pima County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,791 feet.

The Why Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582904) 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 Why Census Designated Place is located within Ajo Division of Pima County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Why: Rocky Point Junction.

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


Total Population 174
Population in Households 173
Population in Familes 125
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 19
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $38,241
Average Household Income $44,416
Per Capita Income $22,116


Total Housing Units 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (37.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 (45.9%)
Median Home Value $148,333
Average Home Value $165,580


Total Households 100
Average Household Size 1.73
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.5% 0.68%
Households 0.5% 0.79%
Families 2.23% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Why, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Why 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 # 363 20th
Population Density # 419 8th
Diversity Index # 83 82nd
Median Household Income # 246 46th
Per Capita Income # 211 53rd

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