Safford, Arizona Population 2024

10,343

Safford is a city located in Graham County Arizona. Safford has a 2024 population of 10,343. It is also the county seat of Graham County.Safford is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually and its population has increased by 1.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,142 in 2020.

The average household income in Safford is $73,736 with a poverty rate of 14.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Safford is 31.6 years, 29 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Safford Demographics

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

  • White: 73.73%
  • Two or more races: 15.37%
  • Other race: 6.83%
  • Black or African American: 2.44%
  • Asian: 1.09%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
8.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,208.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.98% (201)
The current population of Safford, Arizona is 10,343 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,142.

Safford, Arizona Population 2024

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Safford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,45673.73%
Two or more races1,55415.37%
Other race6916.83%
Black or African American2472.44%
Asian1101.09%
Native American540.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Safford Population by Race

Safford Population Pyramid 2024

Safford Median Age

31.6

Total

29

Male

35.1

Female

Safford Adults

There are 7,562 adults, (1,515 of whom are seniors) in Safford.

Safford Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Safford Sex Ratio

Female4,98549.3%
Male5,12750.7%

Safford Population by Age

Safford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,5022.8474.825.2
Married1,5913.4689.710.3
Non Family9611.2857.242.8
Female5963.187327
Male3543.6658.841.2
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3.24

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Safford Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Safford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Safford Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.7%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 46.34%.

Safford Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,977

Average Earnings

$57,659

Average Male

$30,407

Average Female

Safford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Safford Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Safford Language

81.83% of Safford residents speak only English, while 18.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.6% of the population.

Safford Language

Safford Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,16574914.5%
White4,24566415.64%
Other68710314.99%
Multiple1,540815.26%
Black2472911.74%
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14.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.71%

Male Poverty Rate

17.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Safford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Safford is White, with 15.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Safford is Multiple, with 5.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.75%.

Safford Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College15.81%
High School14.3%
Less Than 9th Grade12.68%
Bachelors or Greater7.2%
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Safford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.71%
Female Employed8.93%
Male Unemployed7.73%
Male Employed3.14%
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Safford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Safford Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Safford Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Safford Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Safford Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Safford Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

365

Number of Veterans

347

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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Safford Veterans by War

count

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Safford Veterans by Age

count

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Safford Veterans by Race

Safford Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Safford Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Safford Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Safford Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Safford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.79%

Born in Safford

97.78%

Native Born

2.22%

Foreign Born

0.93%

Non Citizen

1.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.78% of Safford residents were born in the United States, with 68.79% having been born in Arizona. 0.93% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,458230.22%
202810,435230.22%
202710,412230.22%
202610,389230.22%
202510,366230.22%
202410,343230.22%
202310,320230.22%
202210,297230.22%
202110,2741321.3%
202010,1421571.57%
20199,9851641.67%
20189,8212002.08%
20179,621-18-0.19%
20169,639-35-0.36%
20159,674-67-0.69%
20149,7411441.5%
20139,597710.75%
20129,52680.08%
20119,518-17-0.18%
20109,5353033.28%
20009,2321,87325.45%
19907,3593494.98%
19807,0101,67731.45%
19705,33368514.74%
19604,64889223.75%
19503,756
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Safford Population by Year