Thatcher, AZ

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Population

4,982

0.201% growth

Median Age

29.2


Median Household Income

$51,694

20% growth

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Number of Employees

2,003

5.92% growth

Median Property Value

$146,100

1.6% growth

About

In 2017, Thatcher, AZ had a population of 4.98k people with a median age of 29.2 and a median household income of $51,694. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Thatcher, AZ grew from 4,972 to 4,982, a 0.201% increase and its median household income grew from $43,083 to $51,694, a 20% increase.

The population of Thatcher, AZ is 71.6% White Alone, 22.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.05% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Thatcher, AZ speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Thatcher, AZ are Eastern Arizona College (1,427 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Thatcher, AZ is $146,100, and the homeownership rate is 58.9%. Most people in Thatcher, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Thatcher, AZ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Thatcher, AZ employs 2k people. The largest industries in Thatcher, AZ are Educational Services (384 people), Retail Trade (277 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (246 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($102,688), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($102,688), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,179).

Median household income in Thatcher, AZ is $51,694. Males in Thatcher, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,169. The income inequality in Thatcher, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,694

2017 value

± $7,154

20%

1 Year Growth

± 27%

Households in Thatcher, AZ have a median annual income of $51,694, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,083 in 2016, which represents a 20% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,619

Average Male Salary

± $1,335

$46,169

Average Female Salary

± $1,026

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,397 ± $4,848

  2. White

    $48,861 ± $892

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,845 ± $31,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Thatcher, AZ is from Arizona.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9611

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Thatcher, AZ was Census Tract 9611 with a value of $48,589, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Thatcher, AZ (745 out of 4.71k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    702 ± 175

  2. Hispanic

    175 ± 95

  3. Native American

    42 ± 67

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Thatcher, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2k

2017 Value

± 283

5.92%

1 Year growth

± 19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Thatcher, AZ grew at a rate of 5.92%, from 1.89k employees to 2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Thatcher, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (267 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (241 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (204 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Thatcher, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Thatcher, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (267 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (241 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (204 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Thatcher, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.81 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.42 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Thatcher, AZ, by median earnings, are Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($65,000), Production Occupations ($63,281), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,045).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2k

2017 Value

± 283

5.92%

1 Year growth

± 19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Thatcher, AZ grew at a rate of 5.92%, from 1.89k employees to 2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Thatcher, AZ, are Educational Services (384 people), Retail Trade (277 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (246 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Thatcher, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Thatcher, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Thatcher, AZ, by number of employees, are Educational Services (384 people), Retail Trade (277 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (246 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Thatcher, AZ has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (19.9 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.07 times), and Public Administration (1.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Thatcher, AZ, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($102,688), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($102,688), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,179).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $26.7B

  2. $23.8B

  3. $18.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $26.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($23.8B) and Electronics ($18.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$177B

2020 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

63.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arizona trade was $177B. This is expected to increase 63.9% to $290B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.2B

  2. $9.42B

  3. $4.47B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $25.2B, followed by Texas with $9.42B and New Mexico and $4.47B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.7% of the population of Thatcher, AZ has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 9.9% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 2.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Thatcher, AZ was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Thatcher, AZ see 1794 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.719% decrease from the previous year (1807 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1504 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2507 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,794 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Graham County, AZ see an average of 1,794 patients per year. This represents a 0.719% decrease from the previous year (1,807 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Graham County, AZ in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.3%

Uninsured

48.8%

Employer Coverage

18.1%

Medicaid

9.9%

Medicare

10.7%

Non-Group

2.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Thatcher, AZ declined by 35.6% from 15.9% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Thatcher, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arizona by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Thatcher, AZ is home to a population of 4.98k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.09% of Thatcher, AZ residents were born outside of the country (104 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Thatcher, AZ is composed of 3.57k White Alone residents (71.6%), 1.12k Hispanic or Latino residents (22.5%), 102 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.05%), 94 Two or More Races residents (1.89%), 57 Asian Alone residents (1.14%), 34 Black or African American Alone residents (0.682%), 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.1%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.9

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Thatcher, AZ was 29.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Thatcher, AZ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Thatcher, AZ residents was 27.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.09%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

104 people

1.29%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

64 people

As of 2017, 2.09% of Thatcher, AZ residents (104 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Thatcher, AZ was 1.29%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    511,535 ± 16,887 people

  2. Canada

    42,113 ± 5,023 people

  3. India

    35,674 ± 4,625 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,535 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 42,113 and India with 35,674.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Thatcher, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Thatcher, AZ was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.57k ± 297

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.12k ± 351

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    102 ± 84

In 2017, there were 3.18 times more White Alone residents (3.57k people) in Thatcher, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.12k Hispanic or Latino and 102 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Thatcher, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    72 ± 58

  2. Vietnam

    37 ± 30

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    36 ± 37

Thatcher, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Thatcher, AZ awarded 1,427 degrees. The student population of Thatcher, AZ is skewed towards women, with 2,840 male students and 3,525 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Thatcher, AZ are White (839 and 59.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (330 and 23.4%), Black or African American (106 and 7.51%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (81 and 5.74%).

The largest universities in Thatcher, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Arizona College (1,427 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Thatcher, AZ are HVAC Maintenance (205 and 14.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (194 and 13.6%), and Appliance Installation & Repair Technology (105 and 7.36%).

The median tuition costs in Thatcher, AZ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 205 degrees awarded

  2. 105 degrees awarded

  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Thatcher, AZ was HVAC Maintenance with 205 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Thatcher, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,427 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Thatcher, AZ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Arizona College with 1,427 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

884

Degrees Awarded to Men

543

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 884 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Thatcher, AZ, which is 1.63 times more than the 543 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    839 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    330 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    106 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Thatcher, AZ were to White students. These 839 degrees mean that there were 2.54 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 330 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Thatcher, AZ was $146,100 in 2017, which is 0.636 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $143,800 to $146,100, a 1.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Thatcher, AZ is 58.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Thatcher, AZ have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Thatcher, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$146,100

2017 Median

± $15,155

$143,800

2016 Median

± $16,564

In 2017, the median property value in Thatcher, AZ grew to to $146,100 from the previous year's value of $143,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Thatcher, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Thatcher, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$51,694

Median Household Income

± $7,154

1.72k

Number of Households

± 266

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.72k households in Thatcher, AZ grew to $51,694 from the previous year's value of $43,083.

The following chart displays the households in Thatcher, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Thatcher, AZ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Thatcher, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.9%

2017 Homeownership

60.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.9% of the housing units in Thatcher, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Thatcher, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Thatcher, AZ have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Thatcher, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.8%

  2. Carpooled

    12.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.28%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Thatcher, AZ was Drove Alone (77.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.9%) and those who Worked At Home (3.28%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Thatcher, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Thatcher, AZ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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