Safford, Arizona Population 2021

10,301
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Safford is a city located in Graham County Arizona. It is also the county seat of Graham County. With a 2020 population of 10,301, it is the 45th largest city in Arizona and the 3033rd largest city in the United States . Safford is currently growing at a rate of 1.57% annually and its population has increased by 7.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,566 in 2010. Safford reached it's highest population of 10,301 in 2021. Spanning over 9 miles, Safford has a population density of 1,203 people per square mile.

The average household income in Safford is $57,904 with a poverty rate of 20.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $713 per month, and the median house value is $150,700. The median age in Safford is 32.1 years, 29.4 years for males, and 35 years for females.

Safford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Safford was:

  • White: 92.11%
  • Black or African American: 3.44%
  • Other race: 2.49%
  • Two or more races: 1.26%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Asian: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Safford, Arizona is 10,301 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,824.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,566.

Safford, Arizona Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202140,5218422.08%
202039,6798422.12%
201938,8378422.17%
201837,9955141.35%
201737,481-326-0.87%
201637,807-53-0.14%
201537,860-239-0.63%
201438,0996661.75%
201337,4334181.12%
201237,015-111-0.30%
201137,126-26-0.07%
201037,1520.00%

Safford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,98092.11%
Black or African American3353.44%
Some Other Race2432.49%
Two or More Races1231.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native660.68%
Asian20.02%
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Safford Population by Race

Safford Population Pyramid $2021

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Safford Median Age

32.1


Total

29.4


Male

35


Female

Safford Adults

There are 6,983 adults, (1,429 of whom are seniors) in Safford.

Safford Age Dependency

75.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Safford Sex Ratio

Female

4,814

49.38%

Male

4,935

50.62%

Safford Population by Age

Safford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Safford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.7%13.3%
Male71.9%28.1%
All63.4%36.6%
Non Family50.1%49.9%
Female34.5%65.5%

63.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Safford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3132.8563.4
Married1,3193.5886.7
Non Family1,1711.3750.1
Female5953.8234.5
Male2283.7371.9

3.55

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Safford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1933.30%
9th to 12th Grade5459.33%
High School Graduate1,31622.52%
Some College2,25938.66%
Associates Degree5369.17%
Bachelors Degree72612.43%
Graduate Degree2684.59%
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Safford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Safford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,9782,681740
Hispanic2,5462,192215
Black24316010
Other Race19516223
2+ Races766327
Native American5858
Asian222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Safford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,097$40,231$28,849
Less Than 9th Grade$26,411$41,875$25,806
High School Graduate$25,720$26,289$25,184
Some College$34,708$46,021$29,298
Bachelors Degree$43,750$44,917$42,583
Graduate Degree$49,125$81,250$46,389

$32,097

Average Earnings

$40,231

Average Male

$28,849

Average Female

Safford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Safford Language by Age

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Safford Language

84.25% of Safford residents speak only English, while 15.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.43% of the population.

Safford Language

Safford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,3671,05924.25%
White4,57677516.94%
Black3147925.16%
Multiple1192521.01%
Other228198.33%

20.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.76%

Male Poverty Rate

20.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Safford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Safford is Black, with 25.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Safford is Other, with 8.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.36%.

Safford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.12%
High School18.52%
Some College13.24%
Bachelors or Greater5.15%

Safford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.14%
Male Unemployed32.58%
Female Employed12.73%
Male Employed10.65%

Safford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Safford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,255$57,904
Families$61,393$67,494
Married Families$76,607-
Non Families$24,596$37,706
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Income by Household Type

Safford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Safford Married by Age and Sex

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Safford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Safford Marital Status by Race

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Safford Marital Status

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412

Number of Veterans

369

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War151
Vietnam95
Korea62
Second Gulf War53
World War II6

Safford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54189
75+101
55 to 6460
65 to 7438
18 to 3424

Safford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3745.94%
Hispanic1273.98%
Black165.21%
Native American1116.67%
Other Race62.51%
2+ Races56.58%

Safford Veterans by Race

Safford Veterans by Education

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15.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Safford Veterans by Education

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61.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Safford Employment by Age

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Safford Employment by Race

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Safford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.23%

Born in Safford

98.67%

Native Born

1.33%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

0.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.67% of Safford residents were born in the United States, with 71.23% having been born in Arizona. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Safford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,3011591.57%
202010,1421591.59%
20199,9831591.62%
20189,8242032.11%
20179,621-16-0.17%
20169,637-41-0.42%
20159,678-69-0.71%
20149,7471451.51%
20139,602670.70%
20129,53560.06%
20119,529-18-0.19%
20109,5473150.34%
20009,2321,8732.29%
19907,3593490.49%
19807,0101,6772.77%
19705,3336851.38%
19604,6488922.15%
19503,7560.00%

Safford Population by Year