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Overview

Introduction to Chino Valley, Arizona

Chino Valley, Arizona, in Yavapai county, is 54 miles SW of Flagstaff, Arizona and 93 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona. It is part of the surrounding Flagstaff metro area.

Chino Valley History

The Town of Chino Valley is the site of Arizona's first Territorial Capital. In 1864, the capital moved to Prescott, which is fifteen miles away. The area was named 'Chino Valley' by U.S. Army Cavalry Lt. Amiel W. Whipple, who traveled through the area in 1854. A narrow branch of the Pacific and United Verde Railroad was completed in the year 1895, connecting the Prescott and Arizona Central Railroad. Chino Valley was officially incorporated as a town in 1970.

Chino Valley and nearby Attractions

  • Sharlot Hall Museum
  • Oak Creek Canyon Natural Area
  • Smoki Museum
  • Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness
  • Clemenceau Heritage Museum
  • Cataract Lake County Park

Things To Do In Chino Valley

Local parks in the area include Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness Park and the Dead Horse Ranch State Park. The Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum, the Sedona Arts Center, the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Sharlot Hall Museum are all accessible from Chino Valley. Heritage Park Zoo is a popular local distraction as well.

Chino Valley Transportation

Ernest A. Love Field Airport is nearby.

City Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Yavapai College, Phoenix College and Scottsdale Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,015
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens22.5%
Employed Population 16+4,417
Age of the Population51

Families

% of people married55.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$25,172
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,760
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,172

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,805
% Above Poverty Level86.1%
% Below Poverty Level13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25%
Median Gross Rent$782
Median House Value$165,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.4%
Irish13.9%
English9.4%
Italian6.9%
French Except Basque5.7%
Polish4.4%
Scottish1.9%
Welsh1.9%
Canadian1.6%
Belgian1.4%
Danishn1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Swiss1%
Swedish0.8%
Croatian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Greek0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
German0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Chino Valley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Yavapai County
Standard Zip Codes86323
Phone Area Codes928
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude34.77
Approximate Longitude-112.45

Chino Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCHINO VALLEY
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 53 F
Apr Temp35 to 70 F
Jul Temp59 to 92 F
Oct Temp39 to 75 F
Annual Precip12.8 inches
StationPRESCOTT LOVE FIELD
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 52 F
Apr Temp37 to 67 F
Jul Temp61 to 90 F
Oct Temp41 to 72 F
Annual Precip14 inches
StationTUZIGOOT
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 59 F
Apr Temp44 to 77 F
Jul Temp67 to 100 F
Oct Temp48 to 80 F
Annual Precip12.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clarkdale4,159$53,920
Jerome347$58,542
Prescott41,090$65,138
Prescott Valley41,070$53,067

Chino Valley Public Libraries

Chino Valley Public Library
1020 WEST PALOMINO ROAD
Chino Valley, Arizona
(928) 636-2687

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Chino Valley Public Schools

Chino Valley High School
760 E. Center Street
ZIP: 86323
High
Total Enrollment 730
Cougar Lane Preschool
650 East Center Street
ZIP: 86323
Primary
Total Enrollment 21
Del Rio Elementary School
1036 N. Rd 1 West
ZIP: 86323
Primary
Total Enrollment 689
Heritage Middle School
1076 North Road 1 West
ZIP: 86323
Middle
Total Enrollment 708
Mijted - Chino Valley High School
650 East Center Street
ZIP: 86323
High
Mingus Springs Charter School
3600 N Sunset Drive
ZIP: 86323
Primary
Total Enrollment 175
Territorial Elementary School
1088 Mahan Lane
ZIP: 86323
Primary
Total Enrollment 164

Chino Valley Private Schools

Trinity Christian School
2010 S State Route 89
ZIP: 86323
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 156
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