Thatcher, AZ

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2022 Population
5,281
2.11% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
27.7
14% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
10.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$71,591
7.14% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$226,900
22.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,194
3.74% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Thatcher, AZ had a population of 5.28k people with a median age of 27.7 and a median household income of $71,591. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Thatcher, AZ grew from 5,172 to 5,281, a 2.11% increase and its median household income grew from $66,821 to $71,591, a 7.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Thatcher, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.9%), White (Hispanic) (11.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.11%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.12%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.663%).

None of the households in Thatcher, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Thatcher, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Thatcher, AZ are Eastern Arizona College (1,027 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Thatcher, AZ was $226,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.1%.

Most people in Thatcher, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Thatcher, AZ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Thatcher, AZ is home to a population of 5.28k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.8% of Thatcher, AZ residents were born outside of the country (148 people).

In 2022, there were 7.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.22k people) in Thatcher, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 590 White (Hispanic) and 270 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Thatcher, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Thatcher, AZ was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Thatcher, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.22k ± 308
  2. White (Hispanic)
    590 ± 276
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    270 ± 152
16.8%
Hispanic Population
885 people

In 2022, there were 7.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.22k people) in Thatcher, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 590 White (Hispanic) and 270 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.8% of the people in Thatcher, AZ are hispanic (885 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Thatcher, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    500,763 ± 16,756 people
  2. India
    40,959 ± 4,955 people
  3. Canada
    39,634 ± 4,874 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 500,763 Arizona residents, followed by India with 40,959 and Canada with 39,634.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
148 people
1.86%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
96 people

As of 2022, 2.8% of Thatcher, AZ residents (148 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Thatcher, AZ was 1.86%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    53 ± 53
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    51 ± 74
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    50 ± 79

Thatcher, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Thatcher, AZ employs 2.19k people. The largest industries in Thatcher, AZ are Retail Trade (388 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (336 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (328 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($106,290), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($106,210), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($94,643).

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,270. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.19k
2022 Value
± 377
3.74%
1 Year growth
± 22.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Thatcher, AZ grew at a rate of 3.74%, from 2.12k employees to 2.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Thatcher, AZ, are Sales & Related Occupations (346 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (275 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (262 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Thatcher, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.19k
2022 Value
± 377
3.74%
1 Year growth
± 22.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Thatcher, AZ grew at a rate of 3.74%, from 2.12k employees to 2.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Thatcher, AZ, are Retail Trade (388 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (336 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (328 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,950
Median earning men ± $29,499
$15,673
Median earning women ± $14,967

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($168,311), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($106,653), and Manufacturing ($84,550).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($37,891), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($32,385), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($12,375).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.3%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.15M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.3% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.21%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arizona went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.52%).

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Kyrsten Sinema won election to the Senate as a Democrat in 2018
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Thatcher, AZ awarded 1,027 degrees. The student population of Thatcher, AZ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,989 male students and 2,875 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Thatcher, AZ are White (531 and 52.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (311 and 30.8%), American Indian or Alaska Native (66 and 6.54%), and Black or African American (47 and 4.66%).

The largest universities in Thatcher, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Arizona College (1,027 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Thatcher, AZ are General Studies (215 and 20.9%), HVAC Maintenance (179 and 17.4%), and Registered Nursing (71 and 6.91%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,864 students enrolled in Thatcher, AZ, 40.9% men and 59.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,109 records, of which 60.5% were women and 39.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 215 degrees awarded
  2. 71 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Thatcher, AZ was General Studies with 215 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,027 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Arizona College with 1,027 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 540 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Thatcher, AZ, which is 1.11 times more than the 487 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 531 degrees mean that there were 1.71 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 311 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,232) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,006) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.12% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.41M), and Bachelors Degree (1.02M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Thatcher, AZ was $226,900 in 2022, which is 0.805 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $184,800 to $226,900, a 22.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Thatcher, AZ is 70.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Thatcher, AZ have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Thatcher, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$226,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$44,698
$1,254
Median Property Taxes
±$258

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

70.1%
Homeownership
2022
71.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.1% of the housing units in Thatcher, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 9611
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$71,591
Median Household Income
± $8,894
1.79k
Number of Households
± 303

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.79k households in Thatcher, AZ grew to $71,591 from the previous year's value of $66,821.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Thatcher, AZ is from Arizona.
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2022, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.545% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.9%)
  2. Carpooled (7.05%)
  3. Walked (4.7%)

In 2022, 82.9% of workers in Thatcher, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.05%) and those who walked to work (4.7%).

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Thatcher, AZ have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Thatcher, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Thatcher, AZ (750 out of 5.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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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Health

95% of the population of Thatcher, AZ has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 17.6% on non-group plans, and 0.36% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Graham County, AZ see 2158 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.3% increase from the previous year (1904 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1634 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2451 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,158 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Graham County, AZ

Primary care physicians in Graham County, AZ see an average of 2,158 patients per year. This represents a 13.3% increase from the previous year (1,904 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31% under 18 years, 24.3% between 18 and 34 years, 28.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.2% were men and 47.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.02%
Uninsured
45.3%
Employer Coverage
18.9%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
17.6%
Non-Group
0.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Thatcher, AZ declined by 15.5% from 5.94% to 5.02%.

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