Overview

Introduction to Wickenburg, Arizona

Wickenburg, Arizona, in Maricopa county, is 39 miles NW of Peoria, Arizona and 52 miles NW of Phoenix, Arizona. It is part of the surrounding Phoenix-Mesa metro area.

Wickenburg History

Wickenburg became a part of the United States in 1848, after the Mexican - American War. The Gila Rangers were the first white men to visit the area. Wickenburg was founded in 1863 and named after Henry Wickenburg, a gold miner who discovered the Vulture Gold Mine. The Yavapai Native Americans originally inhabited this area. It is the site of the Wickenburg massacre, which occurred on November 5, 1871.

Wickenburg and nearby Attractions

  • Desert Caballeros Western Museum
  • Hassayampa River Preserve
  • Maricopa County Historical Society Museum
  • White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • Horsethief Basin Recreation Area

Things To Do In Wickenburg

Local parks include Constellation Park, MacGuire Park, Casandro Park, Coffinger Park and Stone Park. The Wickenburg Massacre Historical Monument is a notable location in the town. Local museums include like the Desert Caballeros Western Museum and the Maricopa County Historical Society Museum. Wickenburg hosts the Gold Rush Days every February.

Wickenburg Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International is the nearest major airport.

Wickenburg Higher Education

Yavapai College, Paradise Valley Community College and Phoenix College are the local colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,021
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens40.7%
Employed Population 16+2,833
Age of the Population59

Families

% of people married52.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.4%
Median Earnings25+$32,181
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,542
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,609

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,806
% Above Poverty Level91%
% Below Poverty Level9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone38.7%
Median Gross Rent$658
Median House Value$203,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.1%
German19.5%
English14.1%
Irish11.9%
French Except Basque3.9%
Swedish3.8%
Norwegian3.5%
Italian3.2%
Scottish2.7%
Polish2.4%
Canadian2.1%
Welsh1.7%
Danishn1.4%
Dutch0.7%
Czech0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Russian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Croatian0.1%
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Wickenburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maricopa County
Standard Zip Codes85390
P.O. Box Zip Codes85358
Phone Area Codes928
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude33.9
Approximate Longitude-112.9

Wickenburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWICKENBURG
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp33 to 66 F
Apr Temp44 to 83 F
Jul Temp69 to 106 F
Oct Temp49 to 87 F
Annual Precip12.2 inches
StationCASTLE HOT SPRINGS
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp40 to 66 F
Apr Temp51 to 81 F
Jul Temp75 to 103 F
Oct Temp58 to 86 F
Annual Precip15.4 inches
StationCROWN KING
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 49 F
Apr Temp34 to 65 F
Jul Temp57 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 70 F
Annual Precip28.4 inches

Wickenburg Public Libraries

Wickenburg Public Library
164 EAST APACHE STREET
Wickenburg, Arizona
(928) 684-5451

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Wickenburg Hospitals

Wickenburg Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
520 Rose Lane
(928) 684-5420
Remuda Ranch Center For Anorexia And Bulimia, Inc
1245 Jack Burden Road
(800) 445-1900

Wickenburg Public Schools

Hassayampa Elementary School
251 S. Tegner St.
ZIP: 85390
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Vulture Peak Middle School
920 South Vulture Mine Rd.
ZIP: 85390
Middle
Total Enrollment 216
West-mec - Wickenburg High School
1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd.
ZIP: 85390
High
Total Enrollment 1
Wickenburg High School
1090 South Vulture Mine Road
ZIP: 85390
High
Total Enrollment 657
Wickenburg Virtual Academy
920 S. Vulture Mine Rd.
ZIP: 85390
Other
Total Enrollment 40

Wickenburg Private Schools

Gospel Outreach Christian School
505 W Wickenburg Way
ZIP: 85390
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Wickenburg Christian Academy
260 W Yavapai St
ZIP: 85390
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 66
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