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Overview

Introduction to Safford, Arizona

Safford, Arizona, in Graham county, is 82 miles NE of Tucson, Arizona.

Safford History

Safford is the county seat of Graham County. It was established by pioneers from Gila Bend, Arizona, in 1874. The town of Safford received official incorporation in 1901, and it became a city in 1955.

Stafford and nearby Attractions

  • Pima Air and Space Museum
  • Pusch Ridge Wilderness
  • Amerind Foundation Museum
  • Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
  • Fort Lowell Museum
  • Bear Wallow Wilderness

Things To Do In Stafford

Notable local attractions include Roper Lake State Park, Black Hills Rockhound Area, Discovery Park and the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area. The Mt. Graham Golf Course is nearby as well. The area celebrates the Harvest Festival and the Graham County Fair every October.

Stafford Transportation

Tucson International Airport is nearby.

Stafford Higher Education

Pima Community College, Northland Pioneer College and Cochise College are all accessible from Stafford.

People

Total Population 9,636
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,478
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 47.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,939
% Above Poverty Level 83.1%
% Below Poverty Level 16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.6%
Median Gross Rent $767
Median House Value $132,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.7%
US/American 0%
English 11.3%
Irish 5.9%

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

Safford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 82 miles NE of Tucson, Arizona
County Graham
Standard Zip Codes 85546
P.O. Box Zip Codes 85548
Phone Area Codes 928
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.833
Longitude -109.706

Safford 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 SAFFORD AGRICULTRL CTR
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 60 F
Apr Temp 43 to 80 F
Jul Temp 68 to 98 F
Oct Temp 47 to 82 F
Annual Precip 9.7 inches
Station FORT THOMAS 2 SW
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 59 F
Apr Temp 42 to 80 F
Jul Temp 68 to 97 F
Oct Temp 47 to 81 F
Annual Precip 10.3 inches
Station BOWIE
Distance 38.1 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 61 F
Apr Temp 45 to 80 F
Jul Temp 68 to 97 F
Oct Temp 49 to 80 F
Annual Precip 12.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Pima 2,440 $54,196
Thatcher 4,935 $56,466

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

Safford Public Libraries

Library
Safford City - Graham County Library
808 7TH AVENUE
Safford, Arizona
(928) 348-3202

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Safford Hospitals

MT GRAHAM REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1600 20TH AVE
(928) 348-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Safford High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SAFFORD HIGH SCHOOL
1400 11TH STREET
928-348-7050
Serves 794 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.1

MT GRAHAM HIGH SCHOOL
734 11TH ST.
928-348-7060
Serves 134 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29.8

GILA INSTITUTE FOR TECHNOLOGY
P.O. BOX 914
928-428-2950
A Vocational School
A Title I School.
Serves 88 students.

GILA PREPARATORY ACADEMY
1976 THATCHER BLVD.
928-348-8688
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 63 students.

MT. GRAHAM HIGH SCHOOL SATELLITE CAMPUS
3200 WEST DISCOVERY PARK BLVD.
928-348-3393
A Vocational School
Serves 13 students.

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