Safford, Arizona Population 2020

9,838
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Safford is a city located in Arizona. With a 2020 population of 9,838, it is the 45th largest city in Arizona and the 3131st largest city in the United States. Safford is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually but its population has increased by 2.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,566 in 2010. Safford reached it's highest population of 9,872 in 2018. Spanning over 9 miles, Safford has a population density of 1,149 people per square mile.

The average household income in Safford is $58,399 with a poverty rate of 15.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $667 per month, and the median house value is $136,200. The median age in Safford is 33.8 years, 30.3 years for males, and 35.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.0 males.

Safford Demographics

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

  • White: 92.56%
  • Black or African American: 2.60%
  • Other race: 2.06%
  • Two or more races: 1.69%
  • Native American: 0.80%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Safford, Arizona is 9,838, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,872.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,566.

Safford, Arizona Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202039,2145711.46%
201938,6435711.48%
201838,0725711.50%
201737,501-322-0.86%
201637,823-50-0.13%
201537,873-251-0.66%
201438,1246701.76%
201337,4544301.15%
201237,024-110-0.30%
201137,134-25-0.07%
201037,1590.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,01192.56%
Black or African American2532.60%
Some Other Race2012.06%
Two or More Races1651.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native780.80%
Asian270.28%
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Safford Population Pyramid 2020

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Safford Median Age

33.8


Total

30.3


Male

35.8


Female

Safford Adults

There are 6,914 adults, (1,506 of whom are seniors) in Safford.

Safford Age Dependency

80

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Safford Sex Ratio

Female

4,992

51.28%

Male

4,743

48.72%

Safford Households and Families

Safford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Safford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
Male70.1%29.9%
All64.9%35.1%
Non Family51.7%48.3%
Female41%59%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3082.8564.9
Married1,5043.5382.5
Non Family1,1211.2451.7
Female519441
Male1644.0770.1

3.56

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Safford Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2243.75%
9th to 12th Grade5348.94%
High School Graduate1,45924.43%
Some College2,22837.31%
Associates Degree63610.65%
Bachelors Degree61110.23%
Graduate Degree2804.69%
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Safford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,0372,783657
Hispanic2,6292,171153
Black20917059
Other Race19015527
Multiple Races816820
Native American6748
Asian522

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,896$41,860$29,746
Less Than High School$26,357$$26,929
High School Grad$31,143$39,773$24,737
Some College$32,575$39,375$29,972
Bachelors Degree$49,322$60,217$46,607
Graduate Degree$42,135$$35,694

$35,896

Average Earnings

$41,860

Average Male

$29,746

Average Female

Safford Language

Safford Language by Age

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Safford Language

80.91% of Safford residents speak only English, while 19.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.67% of the population.

Safford Poverty

Safford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,62781417.59%
Hispanic4,32961514.21%
Black2283716.23%
Other1863217.20%
Multiple1612918.01%

15.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.47%

Male Poverty Rate

16.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Safford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Safford is Multiple, with 18.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Safford is Hispanic, with 14.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.11%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.14%
High School11.71%
Some College10.20%
Bachelors or Greater1.84%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.32%
Male Unemployed17.21%
Male Employed7.79%
Female Employed7.46%

Safford Income

Safford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,768$58,399
Families$64,978$66,825
Married Families$74,167-
Non Families$29,417$38,353
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Safford Marital Status

Safford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

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 35-44.

Safford Marital Status by Race

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Safford Veterans

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474

Number of Veterans

389

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War129
Korea77
Vietnam76
Second Gulf War26
World War II25
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54215
75+120
55 to 6488
65 to 7432
18 to 3419
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4487.12%
Hispanic1444.62%
Indian1114.10%
Other84.06%
Black72.77%

Safford Veterans by Education

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3.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Safford Employment Status

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

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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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69.67%

Born in Arizona

98.18%

Native Born

1.82%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.18% of Safford residents were born in the United States, with 69.67% having been born in Arizona. 1.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,838-17-0.17%
20199,855-17-0.17%
20189,8722192.27%
20179,653-17-0.18%
20169,670-39-0.40%
20159,709-75-0.77%
20149,7841831.91%
20139,601770.81%
20129,52480.08%
20119,516-18-0.19%
20109,5343020.32%
20009,2321,8732.29%
19907,3593490.49%
19807,0101,6772.77%
19705,3336851.38%
19604,6488922.15%
19503,7560.00%