is a town located in Gila County, Arizona
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 1,266.
Geography\nPeridot is located at 33°18'14" North, 110°27'18" West (33.303884, -110.455046)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 13.5 km²
). 13.5 km² (5.2 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2
, there are 1,266 people, 307 households, and 261 families residing in the town. The population density
is 93.6/km² (242.5/mi²). There are 346 housing units at an average density of 25.6/km² (66.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 1.42% White
, 0.00% Black
or African American
, 97.95% Native American
, 0.00% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander
, 0.00% from other races
, and 0.63% from two or more races. 2.76% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 307 households out of which 50.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% are married couples living together, 20.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 14.7% are non-families. 12.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 4.12 and the average family size is 4.50.
In the town the population is spread out with 40.4% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 25 years. For every 100 females there are 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $18,194, and the median income for a family is $18,750. Males have a median income of $19,348 versus $17,102 for females. The per capita income for the town is $5,765. 58.9% of the population and 49.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 69.9% are under the age of 18 and 36.5% are 65 or older.