Safford, Arizona Population 2022

10,460
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Safford is a city located in Graham County Arizona. Safford has a 2020 population of 10,460. It is also the county seat of Graham County. Safford is currently growing at a rate of 1.54% annually and its population has increased by 9.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,547 in 2010.

The average household income in Safford is $57,904 with a poverty rate of 20.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $792 per month, and the median house value is $148,200. 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 Saffordwas:

  • White: 88.26%
  • Two or more races: 6.32%
  • Black or African American: 2.47%
  • Other race: 2.25%
  • Native American: 0.67%
  • Asian: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Safford, Arizona is 10,460 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,460.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,547.

Safford, Arizona Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Safford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,56788.26%
Black or African American2402.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native650.67%
Asian40.04%
Some Other Race2182.25%
Two or More Races6136.32%
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Safford Population by Race

Safford Population Pyramid 2022

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Safford Median Age

31.7


Total

28.6


Male

34.4


Female

Safford Adults

There are 7,074 adults, (1,466 of whom are seniors) in Safford.

Safford Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47

Child Dependency Ratio

Safford Sex Ratio

Female

4,888

50.36%

Male

4,819

49.64%

Safford Population by Age

Safford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Safford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All66.1%33.9%
Male58.5%41.5%
Non Family52.9%47.1%
Female47.3%52.7%

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Safford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3112.8966.1
Married1,3713.2985.8
Male3254.1758.5
Female5584.0147.3
Non Family1,0571.3952.9

3.37

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

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Safford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2013.46%
9th to 12th Grade5669.76%
High School Graduate1,43724.77%
Some College1,96833.92%
Associates Degree65311.25%
Bachelors Degree75613.03%
Graduate Degree2213.81%
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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
Asian422
White3,0312,699720
2+ Races18417526
Other Race18114118
Hispanic2,5162,161229
Native American5352
Black17399

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 98.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.00%.

Safford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,659$40,170$27,736
Less Than 9th Grade$36,308$55,842$25,529
High School Graduate$25,738$25,603$26,635
Some College$29,421$43,750$26,335
Bachelors Degree$48,125$59,444$43,605
Graduate Degree$50,104$$50,208

$31,659

Average Earnings

$40,170

Average Male

$27,736

Average Female

Safford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Safford Language by Age

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Safford Language

81.69% of Safford residents speak only English, while 18.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.16% of the population.

Safford Language

Safford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2405522.92%
White4,47096521.59%
Other17NaN%
Hispanic4,68993719.98%
Multiple605233.80%

20.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.45%

Male Poverty Rate

22.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Safford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Safford is Black, with 22.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Safford is Multiple, with 3.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.34%.

Safford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.42%
High School12.88%
Some College23.37%
Bachelors or Greater6.94%

Safford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.14%
Male Unemployed27.71%
Female Employed9.42%
Female Unemployed53.62%

Safford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Safford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,602$61,159
Families$63,041$67,311
Married Families$73,918-
Non Families$33,427$40,475
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Income by Household Type

Safford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

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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345

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War35
First Gulf War121
Vietnam119
Korea80
World War II

Safford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54111
55 to 6466
65 to 7435
75+133

Safford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3175.16%
Black146.39%
Other Race73.41%
2+ Races71.61%
Hispanic912.77%

Safford Veterans by Race

Safford Veterans by Education

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20.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Safford Veterans by Education

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65.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

4.6%

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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72.11%

Born in Safford

98.79%

Native Born

1.21%

Foreign Born

0.46%

Non Citizen

0.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.79% of Safford residents were born in the United States, with 72.11% having been born in Arizona. 0.46% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19503,7560.00%
19604,6488922.15%
19705,3336851.38%
19807,0101,6772.77%
19907,3593490.49%
20009,2321,8732.29%
20109,5473150.34%
20119,529-18-0.19%
20129,53560.06%
20139,602670.70%
20149,7471451.51%
20159,678-69-0.71%
20169,637-41-0.42%
20179,621-16-0.17%
20189,8242032.11%
20199,9831591.62%
202010,1421591.59%
202110,3011591.57%
202210,4601591.54%

Safford Population by Year