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Residential Living

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Many factors contribute to the appeal of living in Graham County. In addition to the natural beauty of the area—which affords an abundance of year-round recreation—are excellent educational institutions, an outstanding hospital, a stable economic environment and exceptional residential services and amenities.

The variety of housing in Graham County is great, ranging from custom homes and new subdivisions to historic residences. Not in the market to buy? The area is home to plenty of rental options. No matter what your budget or style, you are sure to find something to suit your lifestyle in Graham County.

To help in the search are a wealth of local realtors equipped with extensive knowledge of the area and its offerings. Additional services, such as financial institutions, contractors, landscapers and others, are readily available to serve area residents. Visit the Chamber’s website (www.graham-chamber.com) for a listing of the area’s real estate and homes-related businesses.

POPULATION

1990 — 2000 — 2009 — 2010
Arizona — 3,665,228 — 5,130,632 — 6,683,129 — 6,392,017
Graham County — 26,554 — 33,489 — 39,792 — 37,220
Pima — 1,725 — 1,989 — 2,442 — 2,387
Safford — 7,359 — 9,232 — 10,094 — 9,530
Thatcher — 3,763 — 4,022 — 5,819 — 4,865

Source: U.S. Census Bureau and Arizona Department of Economic Security, Population Statistics Unit

GRAHAM COUNTY AT A GLANCE
County Seat: Safford
Incorporated Cities: Pima, Safford, Thatcher

Age Distribution
Age Range — % of Total
0-14 — 24.8%
15-24 — 17.3%
25-44 — 27.3%
45-64 — 18.7%
65+ — 11.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Composition
Race — % of Total
White — 67.1%
African American — 1.9%
Native American — 14.9%
Asian or Pacific Islander — 0.6%
Other — 15.4%
Hispanic Heritage* — 27.0%

*Persons of Hispanic heritage may be of any race.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Climate Data
Month — Highs — Lows — Rain — Sunrise — Sunset
January — 60.1 — 28.7 — 0.68 — 7:21 — 5:22
February — 64.8 — 31.9 — 0.64 — 7:15 — 5:50
March — 70.9 — 37 — 0.59 — 6:46 — 6:16
April — 79.7 — 43.2 — 0.25 — 6:07 — 6:40
May — 88.8 — 51.1 — 0.18 — 5:31 — 7:02
June — 98.4 — 60.6 — 0.26 — 5:11 — 7:23
July — 99.7 — 70.2 — 1.9 — 5:14 — 5:32
August — 95.7 — 65.9 — 1.61 — 5:32 — 7:18
September — 92.1 — 58.9 — 1 — 5:54 — 6:44
October — 82.4 — 47.1 — 0.61 — 6:13 — 6:04
November — 69.2 — 35.4 — 0.35 — 6:37 — 5:28
December — 60.2 — 28.8 — 0.79 — 7:04 — 5:13
Year — 80.1 — 46.3 — 8.9

Average total snow annually: 1.0 over a 50-year average

Transportation

Highways
U.S. 70, U.S. 191, State Highway 266, State Highway 366

Rail Service
Arizona Eastern Railway Co. (Claypool) — (928) 473-2447

Air Service
Safford Municipal Airport — (928) 432-4012

Utilities

Electric
City of Safford — (928) 432-4060
Graham County Electric Cooperative, Inc. — (928) 485-2451
Thatcher Municipal Utilities — (928) 428-2290 x1

Natural Gas/Propane
City of Safford — (928) 432-4060
Graham County Electric Cooperative, Inc. — (928) 485-2451

Propane Dealers
Griffin’s Propane — (928) 428-0071
Matlock Gas Co. — (928) 428-0641

Telephone
Cable One — (928) 428-1850
Century Link — (800) 244-1111
Valley Telecom Group — (800) 421-5711

Cellular Service
Verizon — (928) 428-2961
Valley Telecom — (928) 348-4880

Medical Hospital
Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center — (928) 348-4000

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