Introduction to Globe, Arizona

Globe, Arizona, in Gila county, is 58 miles E of Gilbert, Arizona and 59 miles E of Mesa, Arizona. The city's population is 7,486.

Globe History

Globe was established as a mining district in 1875. Corydon E. Cooley was the first European descendent 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.


Total Population 7,463
Male Share of the Population 51.5%
Female Share of the Population 48.5%
Senior Citizens 21%
Employed Population 16+ 3,033
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $28,625
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,238
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,285


Median Family Income $55,927
% Above Poverty Level 79.8%
% Below Poverty Level 20.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 32.8%
Median Gross Rent $716
Median House Value $118,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.9%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 10.7%

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


  • 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
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 2,394 $55,781
Miami 1,979 $49,821
Superior 2,886 $55,179

Globe Public Libraries

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

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Serves 713 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

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