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Overview

Introduction to Casa Grande, Arizona

Casa Grande, Arizona, in Pinal county, is 29 miles S of Chandler, Arizona and 37 miles S of Mesa, Arizona. The city is included in the Phoenix - Mesa metropolitan area.

Casa Grande History

The mining boom in Arizona led to the establishment of Casa Grande in 1879. Thompson Rodney Peart was one of the founders of Casa Grande. Many areas and significant structures in the city are named after him, including Peart Park, the Peart Center and Peart Road. Casa Grande was named after the Hohokan Ruins that can be found at the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. It was incorporated in 1915.

Casa Grande and nearby Attractions

  • Casa Grande Country Club
  • Casa Grande Railroad Station
  • Casa Grande Mountain Park
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • Heritage Hall
  • Casa Grande Art Museum

Things To Do In Casa Grande

The Hohokam Indian Ruins are about 20 miles away and are a very popular destination for visitors. One can learn about the local history of the area at the Casa Grande Valley Historical Museum, where several historical items are on display. Casa Grande has several other historic structures which are noted for their architectural styles, like the historical railroad station.

Casa Grande Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport offers regular services.

Casa Grande Higher Education

Central Arizona College, Chandler/ Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College are the nearby higher education institutions.

People

Total Population 49,796
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 17,784
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $33,166
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,590
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,159

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,484
% Above Poverty Level 83.1%
% Below Poverty Level 16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.5%
Median Gross Rent $885
Median House Value $112,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 7.9%

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

Casa Grande Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles S of Chandler, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles S of Mesa, Arizona
County Pinal
Metro Area Phoenix - Mesa
Standard Zip Codes 85222
P.O. Box Zip Codes 85230
Phone Area Codes 520
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.879
Longitude -111.756

Casa Grande 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 CASA GRANDE
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 67 F
Apr Temp 50 to 86 F
Jul Temp 76 to 105 F
Oct Temp 55 to 88 F
Annual Precip 9.2 inches
Station SACATON
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 67 F
Apr Temp 48 to 86 F
Jul Temp 75 to 107 F
Oct Temp 54 to 90 F
Annual Precip 8.6 inches
Station CASA GRANDE NATL MONUMNT
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 67 F
Apr Temp 48 to 86 F
Jul Temp 74 to 107 F
Oct Temp 53 to 90 F
Annual Precip 9.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Casa Grande, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Eleven Mile (85222)

Eleven Mile Corner (85222)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coolidge 11,973 $45,417
Eloy 16,954 $36,571
Florence 30,770 $52,180

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

Casa Grande Hospitals

CASA GRANDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1800 EAST FLORENCE BOULEVARD
(520) 381-6453
Emergency Service: Yes

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Casa Grande High Schools

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CASA GRANDE UNION HIGH SCHOOL
2730 NORTH TREKELL ROAD
520-836-8500
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,299 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

CASA GRANDE UNION HIGH SCHOOL
1362 CASA GRANDE AVE.
520-836-5212
A Vocational School
Serves 1,487 students.

CASA VERDE HIGH SCHOOL
1362 N. CASA GRANDE AVE.
520-876-0661
A Charter School.
Serves 279 students.

DESERT WINDS HIGH SCHOOL
1362 N. CASA GRANDE AVE.
520-316-3361
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 237 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 39.5

PINNACLE HIGH SCHOOL - CASA GRANDE
409 W. MCMURRAY BLVD
520-423-2380
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 134 students.

CENTRAL ARIZONA VALLEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
1362 N. CASA GRANDE AVE.
520-836-5092
A Vocational School
Serves 59 students.

PPEP TEC - ALICE S. PAUL LEARNING CENTER
220 E. FLORENCE BLVD.
520-836-6549
A Charter School.
Serves 40 students.

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