Apache County, AZ

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2022 Population
66,054
0.63% 1-year decline
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.6
0.282% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
32.5%
4.01% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$37,483
7.75% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$62,400
8.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
18,242
1.98% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Apache County, AZ had a population of 66.1k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $37,483. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Apache County, AZ declined from 66,473 to 66,054, a −0.63% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,788 to $37,483, a 7.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Apache County, AZ are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (71.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (18.2%), White (Hispanic) (2.35%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.24%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.42%).

None of the households in Apache County, 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.

99.2% of the residents in Apache County, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Apache County, AZ are Dine College (197 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Apache County, AZ was $62,400, and the homeownership rate was 80%.

Most people in Apache County, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Apache County, AZ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Apache County, AZ is home to a population of 66.1k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.55% of Apache County, AZ residents were born outside of the country (1.03k people).

In 2022, there were 3.95 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.4k people) in Apache County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.55k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Apache County, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Apache County, AZ was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Apache County, AZ
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    47.4k ± 265
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12k ± 69
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.55k ± 514
7.02%
Hispanic Population
4.63k people

In 2022, there were 3.95 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.4k people) in Apache County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.55k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.02% of the people in Apache County, AZ are hispanic (4.63k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Apache County, 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

1.55%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.03k people
1.71%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.14k people

As of 2022, 1.55% of Apache County, AZ residents (1.03k 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 Apache County, AZ was 1.71%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,327 ± 199
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    431 ± 149
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    350 ± 100

Apache County, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Apache County, AZ employs 18.2k people. The largest industries in Apache County, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,085 people), Educational Services (3,255 people), and Public Administration (2,009 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($70,326), Utilities ($58,068), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($48,693).

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

18.2k
2022 Value
± 804
1.98%
1 Year growth
± 6.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Apache County, AZ grew at a rate of 1.98%, from 17.9k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Apache County, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,645 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,895 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,407 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Apache County, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.2k
2022 Value
± 804
1.98%
1 Year growth
± 6.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Apache County, AZ grew at a rate of 1.98%, from 17.9k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Apache County, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,085 people), Educational Services (3,255 people), and Public Administration (2,009 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Apache County, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Apache County, 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

$41,202
Median earning men ± $2,279
$35,082
Median earning women ± $1,672

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($76,100), Wholesale Trade ($70,326), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,710).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,203), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,369), and Public Administration ($39,134).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 263
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 113
    Retail Trade
  3. 79
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Apache County, AZ went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 66.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Apache County, AZ awarded 197 degrees. The student population of Apache County, AZ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 391 male students and 1,161 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Apache County, AZ are American Indian or Alaska Native (195 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Apache County, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Dine College (197 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Apache County, AZ are Public Health Education & Promotion (52 and 26.4%), General Business Administration & Management (27 and 13.7%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (24 and 12.2%).

The median tuition cost in Apache County, AZ for a public four year colleges is $1,320 for in-state students and $1,320 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,552 students enrolled in Apache County, AZ, 25.2% men and 74.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 1,516 records, of which 75.5% were women and 24.5% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Apache County, AZ was Public Health Education & Promotion with 40 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Apache County, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
197 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dine College with 197 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 43 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Apache County, AZ, which is 0.279 times less than the 154 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 195 degrees mean that there were InfinityM times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($1,320) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($90) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,400) 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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 Apache County, AZ was $62,400 in 2022, which is 0.221 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $57,300 to $62,400, a 8.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Apache County, AZ is 80%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Apache County, AZ have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Apache County, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Apache County, AZ is $37,483. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Apache County, AZ was Census Tract 9705.02 with a value of $68,909, followed by Census Tract 9705.01 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $67,896 and $57,824.

In 2022, 28.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Apache County, AZ. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.3%.

Property

$62,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,987
$15,838
Median Property Taxes
±$579

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 Apache County, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Apache County, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

80%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80% of the housing units in Apache County, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9705.02
  2. Census Tract 9705.01
  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Apache County, AZ was Census Tract 9705.02 with a value of $68,909, followed by Census Tract 9705.01 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $67,896 and $57,824.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Apache County, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$37,483
Median Household Income
± $3,091
19.8k
Number of Households
± 771

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.8k households in Apache County, AZ grew to $37,483 from the previous year's value of $34,788.

The following chart displays the households in Apache County, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Apache County, 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 (80.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.22%)
  3. Carpooled (4.48%)

In 2022, 80.4% of workers in Apache County, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.22%) and those who carpooled to work (4.48%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Apache County, AZ have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.46% of the workforce in Apache County, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 28.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Apache County, AZ. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.3%.

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Poverty & Diversity

32.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Apache County, AZ (21.1k out of 64.7k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 44.4% of the children was living in poverty in Apache County, AZ. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 109 in Apache County, AZ. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 21.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

76.4% of the population of Apache County, AZ has health coverage, with 23.4% on employee plans, 37.9% on Medicaid, 9.3% on Medicare, 4.14% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Apache County, AZ see 2319 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.59% decrease from the previous year (2565 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1409 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 958 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,319 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Apache County, AZ

Primary care physicians in Apache County, AZ see an average of 2,319 patients per year. This represents a 9.59% decrease from the previous year (2,565 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Apache 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 28.3% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

23.6%
Uninsured
23.4%
Employer Coverage
37.9%
Medicaid
9.3%
Medicare
4.14%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Apache County, AZ declined by 12% from 26.8% to 23.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 65.6 in Apache County, AZ.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.9% in Apache County, AZ.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 21% in Apache County, AZ.

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