Whetstone, Arizona Population 2024

2,704

Whetstone is a city located in Cochise County Arizona. Whetstone has a 2024 population of 2,704. Whetstone is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually and its population has decreased by -9.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,995 in 2020.

The average household income in Whetstone is $65,214 with a poverty rate of 19.46%. The median age in Whetstone is 50.8 years: 55.4 years for males, and 43.8 years for females.

Whetstone Demographics

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

  • White: 74.16%
  • Two or more races: 21.15%
  • Other race: 4.22%
  • Asian: 0.48%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
94.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
28.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-9.72% (-291)
The current population of Whetstone, Arizona is 2,704 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,995.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,02074.16%
Two or more races57621.15%
Other race1154.22%
Asian130.48%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Whetstone Population by Race

Whetstone Population Pyramid 2024

Whetstone Median Age

50.8

Total

55.4

Male

43.8

Female

Whetstone Adults

There are 2,264 adults, (802 of whom are seniors) in Whetstone.

Whetstone Age Dependency

86.3

Age Dependency Ratio

54.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Whetstone Sex Ratio

Female1,35849.85%
Male1,36650.15%

Whetstone Population by Age

Whetstone Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2582.1774.725.3
Married6572.7769.130.9
Non Family4631.1377.122.9
Female743.4587.812.2
Male642.051000

2.74

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

74.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Whetstone Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade743.38%
Associates Degree26512.09%
Bachelors Degree44220.16%
Graduate Degree1115.06%
High School Graduate51523.49%
Less Than 9th Grade1044.74%
Some College68131.07%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Whetstone Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whetstone Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,6871,556325
Hispanic395348209
2+ Races394375228
Other Race82540
Asian13130

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 57.87%.

Whetstone Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$60,609$60,772$0
Graduate Degree$101,500$102,045$0
High School Graduate$26,140$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$47,843$48,542$47,266
Some College$36,125$36,844$0

$47,843

Average Earnings

$48,542

Average Male

$47,266

Average Female

Whetstone Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whetstone Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Whetstone Language

88.64% of Whetstone residents speak only English, while 11.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.46% of the population.

Whetstone Language

Whetstone Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,00428013.97%
Multiple57625043.4%
Hispanic59018130.68%

19.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.57%

Male Poverty Rate

21.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whetstone

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whetstone is Multiple, with 43.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whetstone is White, with 13.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.49%.

Whetstone Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School20.78%
Bachelors or Greater17.9%
Some College17.44%
Less Than 9th Grade16.29%

Whetstone Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed16.43%
Male Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Whetstone Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whetstone Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$74,083$74,463
Households$50,967$65,214
Married Families$83,474$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,528$48,886

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Whetstone Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

60.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Whetstone Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Whetstone Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Whetstone Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Whetstone Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

800

Number of Veterans

640

Male Veterans

160

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War313
First Gulf War274
Vietnam223
Korea13
World War II0

Whetstone Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54220
65 to 74184
55 to 64145
18 to 34128
75+123

Whetstone Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White58434.29%
2+ Races21654.82%
Hispanic21349.77%

Whetstone Veterans by Race

Whetstone Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whetstone Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

37.9%

Labor Force Participation

34.2%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Whetstone Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Whetstone Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Whetstone 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

22.91%

Born in Whetstone

93.65%

Native Born

6.35%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

5.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.65% of Whetstone residents were born in the United States, with 22.91% having been born in Arizona. 0.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Whetstone Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,704-10-0.37%
20232,714-10-0.37%
20222,724-10-0.37%
20212,734-261-8.71%
20202,99569129.99%
20192,3041587.36%
20182,146-45-2.05%
20172,191-462-17.41%
20162,653-273-9.33%
20152,926551.92%
20142,871-275-8.74%
20133,1462327.96%
20122,91437814.91%
20112,53600%

Whetstone Population by Year