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Overview

Introduction to Globe, Arizona

Globe, Arizona, in Gila county, is 58 miles E of Gilbert, Arizona and 59 miles E of Mesa, Arizona.

Globe History

Globe was established as a mining district in 1875. Corydon E. Cooley was the first European descendant to extensively explore the region's mineral wealth. In February of 1881, Globe became the seat of Gila County. Later that same year, copper mining began in Globe, which today forms a major part of the city's economy.

Globe and nearby Attractions

  • Tonto National Monument Museum
  • Besh-ba-Gowah Indian Ruin
  • Gila County Museum
  • Pueblo Grande Ruin

Things To Do In Globe

The city of Globe celebrates various festivals like the Apache Jii Day and the Gila County Fair. The Besh-ba-Gowah Archaeological Park might interest those hoping to learn more about the history of the area. Besh-Ba-Gowah was one of the largest single site archaeological collections in the southwest.

Globe Transportation

Flights are available from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Globe Higher Education

Central Arizona College and Scottsdale Community College are the local centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 7,430
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 20.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,173
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 45.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,318
% Above Poverty Level 80.2%
% Below Poverty Level 19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.4%
Median Gross Rent $732
Median House Value $116,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.9%
US/American 0%
English 11.8%
Irish 10.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Globe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles E of Gilbert, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles E of Mesa, Arizona
County Gila
Standard Zip Codes 85501
P.O. Box Zip Codes 85502
Phone Area Codes 928
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.394
Longitude -110.785

Globe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GLOBE
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 56 F
Apr Temp 43 to 74 F
Jul Temp 67 to 96 F
Oct Temp 49 to 78 F
Annual Precip 17 inches
Station MIAMI
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 96 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 19.4 inches
Station SAN CARLOS RESERVOIR
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 59 F
Apr Temp 48 to 79 F
Jul Temp 73 to 100 F
Oct Temp 54 to 82 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kearny 2,312 $55,625
Miami 2,052 $46,761
Superior 2,868 $52,386

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Globe Public Libraries

Library
Gila County Library District
1400 EAST ASH
Globe, Arizona
(928) 425-3231

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Globe High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

GLOBE HIGH SCHOOL
437 S HIGH STREET
928-425-3211
Serves 713 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

DESTINY SCHOOL
22 PRICKLY PEAR DR.
928-425-0925
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 244 students.

LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL
482 HAGEN ROAD
928-402-8024
A Charter School.
Serves 65 students.

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