is a city located in Graham County, Arizona
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 9,232. The city is the county seat
of Graham County6
Geography\nSafford is located at 32°49'24" North, 109°42'53" West (32.823266, -109.714613)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 20.6 km²
). 20.5 km² (7.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.38% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2
, there are 9,232 people, 3,331 households, and 2,394 families residing in the city. The population density
is 450.1/km² (1,166.1/mi²). There are 3,718 housing units at an average density of 181.3/km² (469.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 75.17% White
, 1.41% Black
or African American
, 1.01% Native American
, 0.93% Asian
, 0.04% Pacific Islander
, 18.56% from other races
, and 2.88% from two or more races. 39.72% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 3,331 households out of which 35.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% are married couples living together, 15.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% are non-families. 25.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.70 and the average family size is 3.22.
In the city the population is spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $29,899, and the median income for a family is $36,696. Males have a median income of $35,915 versus $20,138 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,052. 17.3% of the population and 13.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 26.5% are under the age of 18 and 10.5% are 65 or older.