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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,369
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens22.1%
Employed Population 16+3,183
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married46.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.8%
Median Earnings25+$28,913
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,565
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,942

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,205
% Above Poverty Level80%
% Below Poverty Level20%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.3%
Median Gross Rent$770
Median House Value$117,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.6%
German12.4%
English12.4%
Irish11.4%
Italian4.2%
Scottish2.9%
French Except Basque2.5%
Dutch1.8%
Polish1%
Norwegian0.9%
Welsh0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Serbian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Globe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gila County
Standard Zip Codes85501
P.O. Box Zip Codes85502
Phone Area Codes520,928
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude33.62
Approximate Longitude-110.7

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)

StationGLOBE
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 56 F
Apr Temp43 to 74 F
Jul Temp67 to 96 F
Oct Temp49 to 78 F
Annual Precip17 inches
StationMIAMI
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 96 F
Oct Temp52 to 79 F
Annual Precip19.4 inches
StationSAN CARLOS RESERVOIR
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp34 to 59 F
Apr Temp48 to 79 F
Jul Temp73 to 100 F
Oct Temp54 to 82 F
Annual Precip15.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Kearny2,306$60,476
Miami2,153$45,750
Superior2,895$51,761

Globe Public Libraries

Gila County Library District
1400 EAST ASH STREET
Globe, Arizona
(928) 402-8770
Globe Public Library
339 SOUTH BROAD STREET
Globe, Arizona
(928) 425-6111

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Globe Hospitals

Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
5880 S. Hospital Drive
(928) 425-3260

Globe Public Schools

Aoc_gila County Juvenile Detention Center
1425 South Street
ZIP: 85501
High
Copper Rim Elementary School
1600 Mesquite
ZIP: 85501
Primary
Total Enrollment 706
Cvit - Globe High School
455 North Willow Street
ZIP: 85501
High
Total Enrollment 1
Destiny School
798 E. Prickly Pear Dr.
ZIP: 85501
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Globe Education Center
439 South Fourth Street, Unit 122
ZIP: 85501
Other
Total Enrollment 62
Globe High School
437 S High Street
ZIP: 85501
High
Total Enrollment 580
High Desert Middle School
4000 High Desert
ZIP: 85501
Middle
Total Enrollment 536
Liberty High School
1300 East Cedar Street
ZIP: 85501
High
Total Enrollment 85
Jail-gila County Sheriffs Office
1100 South Street
ZIP: 85502
Other
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