Safford, AZ

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2021 Population
38,145
0.415% 1-year decline
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
33.8
0.297% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
20%
5.61% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$57,105
2.54% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$150,400
2.59% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
13,452
0.463% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Safford, AZ had a population of 38.1k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $57,105. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Safford, AZ declined from 38,304 to 38,145, a −0.415% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,693 to $57,105, a 2.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Safford, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.4%), White (Hispanic) (22.9%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (12.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.81%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.03%).

None of the households in Safford, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Safford, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Safford, AZ are Eastern Arizona College (734 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Safford, AZ was $150,400, and the homeownership rate was 71.3%.

Most people in Safford, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Safford, AZ was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Safford, AZ is home to a population of 38.1k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2021, 2.12% of Safford, AZ residents were born outside of the country (807 people).

In 2021, there were 2.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.2k people) in Safford, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.74k White (Hispanic) and 4.84k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2021 Citizenship
98.7%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 99% of Safford, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Safford, AZ was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Safford, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.2k ± 94
  2. White (Hispanic)
    8.74k ± 717
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    4.84k ± 76
33.3%
Hispanic Population
12.7k people

In 2021, there were 2.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.2k people) in Safford, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.74k White (Hispanic) and 4.84k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

33.3% of the people in Safford, AZ are hispanic (12.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Safford, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    498,978 ± 16,720 people
  2. India
    42,199 ± 5,028 people
  3. Canada
    40,798 ± 4,945 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 498,978 Arizona residents, followed by India with 42,199 and Canada with 40,798.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
807 people
2.32%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
887 people

As of 2021, 2.12% of Safford, AZ residents (807 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Safford, AZ was 2.32%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    683 ± 158
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    196 ± 98
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    181 ± 114

Safford, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Safford, AZ employs 13.5k people. The largest industries in Safford, AZ are Retail Trade (15,378 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (15,132 people), and Educational Services (12,806 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,443), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,101), and Utilities ($65,735).

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,181. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

13.5k
2021 Value
± 826
0.463%
1 Year growth
± 8.51%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Safford, AZ grew at a rate of 0.463%, from 13.4k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Safford, AZ, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,597 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,550 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,254 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Safford, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.5k
2021 Value
± 826
0.463%
1 Year growth
± 8.51%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Safford, AZ grew at a rate of 0.463%, from 13.4k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Safford, AZ, are Retail Trade (15,378 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (15,132 people), and Educational Services (12,806 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Safford, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Safford, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,145
Median earning men ± $2,796
$26,491
Median earning women ± $1,846

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,464), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,795), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($67,015).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,972), Public Administration ($39,805), and Construction ($35,536).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 278
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 123
    Retail Trade
  3. 103
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $174k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $41.3k
    Retail Trade
  3. $21.2k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $32B
  2. $21.3B
  3. $18.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Electronics with $32B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($21.3B) and Mixed freight ($18.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$217B
2020 Value in Arizona
$464B
Projected 2050 Value in Arizona
114% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arizona trade was $217B. This is expected to increase 114% to $464B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $30.8B
  2. $14B
  3. $5.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $30.8B, followed by Texas with $14B and New Mexico and $5.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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flagCivics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arizona went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.52%).

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Until 2022; Kyrsten Sinema won election to the Senate as a member of the Democratic Party.
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arizona over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Safford, AZ awarded 734 degrees. The student population of Safford, AZ in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 1,801 male students and 2,782 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Safford, AZ are White (428 and 59.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (183 and 25.5%), American Indian or Alaska Native (48 and 6.69%), and Two or More Races (16 and 2.23%).

The largest universities in Safford, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Arizona College (734 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Safford, AZ are General Studies (223 and 30.4%), Registered Nursing (62 and 8.45%), and Phlebotamy Technician (47 and 6.4%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 4,583 students enrolled in Safford, AZ, 39.3% men and 60.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,991 records, of which 60.9% were women and 39.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 223 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded
  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Safford, AZ was General Studies with 223 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Safford, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
734 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Arizona College with 734 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 286 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Safford, AZ, which is 0.638 times less than the 448 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 428 degrees mean that there were 2.34 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 183 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,160) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($992) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.969% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.37M), and Bachelors Degree (979k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Safford, AZ was $150,400 in 2021, which is 0.614 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $146,600 to $150,400, a 2.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Safford, AZ is 71.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Safford, AZ have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Safford, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Safford, AZ is $57,105. In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Safford, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $72,944, followed by Greenlee County, AZ and Pinal County, AZ, with respective values of $67,723 and $65,488.

Property

$150,400
Median Property Value 2021
±$7,455
$8,256
Median Property Taxes
±$602

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Safford, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Safford, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%
Homeownership
2021
70.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 71.3% of the housing units in Safford, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Safford, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Safford, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $72,944, followed by Greenlee County, AZ and Pinal County, AZ, with respective values of $67,723 and $65,488.

The following map shows all of the counties in Safford, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,105
Median Household Income
± $3,762
11.6k
Number of Households
± 726

In 2021, the median household income of the 11.6k households in Safford, AZ grew to $57,105 from the previous year's value of $55,693.

The following chart displays the households in Safford, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Safford, AZ is from Arizona.
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2021, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.353% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.27%)

In 2021, 81% of workers in Safford, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (4.27%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Safford, AZ have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 3.23% of the workforce in Safford, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Safford, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Safford, AZ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Safford, AZ (6.94k out of 34.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Safford, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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91.9% of the population of Safford, AZ has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 26.3% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.82% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arizona see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1523 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1585 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 662 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,499 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arizona

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,523 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arizona in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.7% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 32.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.1%
Uninsured
40.3%
Employer Coverage
26.3%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.82%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Safford, AZ grew by 9.7% from 7.38% to 8.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Safford, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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