Gila County, AZ

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Population

53,145

0.0639% decline

Median Age

49.3


Median Household Income

$41,179

1.44% growth

Poverty Rate

21.9%


Number of Employees

18,216

1.11% growth

Median Property Value

$153,600

9.87% growth

About

In 2017, Gila County, AZ had a population of 53.1k people with a median age of 49.3 and a median household income of $41,179. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gila County, AZ declined from 53,179 to 53,145, a -0.0639% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,593 to $41,179, a 1.44% increase.

The population of Gila County, AZ is 62.8% White Alone, 18.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.6% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Gila County, AZ speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gila County, AZ is $153,600, and the homeownership rate is 72.9%. Most people in Gila County, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Gila County, AZ is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Apache Lake, which is located near the Apache Trail and town of Tortilla Flat, in Gila County, Arizona.

Economy

The economy of Gila County, AZ employs 18.2k people. The largest industries in Gila County, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,492 people), Retail Trade (2,230 people), and Educational Services (1,976 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,598), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,274), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,030).

Median household income in Gila County, AZ is $41,179. Males in Gila County, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,169. The income inequality in Gila County, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,179

2017 value

± $1,678

1.44%

1 Year Growth

± 5.29%

Households in Gila County, AZ have a median annual income of $41,179, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,593 in 2016, which represents a 1.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,619

Average Male Salary

± $1,335

$46,169

Average Female Salary

± $1,026

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,397 ± $4,848

  2. White

    $48,861 ± $892

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,845 ± $31,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gila County, AZ is from Arizona.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1

  2. Census Tract 12

  3. Census Tract 3.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gila County, AZ was Census Tract 1 with a value of $54,303, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 3.02, with respective values of $52,327 and $48,701.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Gila County, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gila County, AZ (11.4k out of 52.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,668 ± 557

  2. Native American

    3,829 ± 270

  3. Hispanic

    2,250 ± 304

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gila County, AZ is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

18.2k

2017 Value

± 949

1.11%

1 Year growth

± 7.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gila County, AZ grew at a rate of 1.11%, from 18k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gila County, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,060 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,836 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,834 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gila County, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gila County, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,060 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,836 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,834 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gila County, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.1 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.03 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.94 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gila County, AZ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($144,500), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,838), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,384).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.2k

2017 Value

± 949

1.11%

1 Year growth

± 7.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gila County, AZ grew at a rate of 1.11%, from 18k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gila County, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,492 people), Retail Trade (2,230 people), and Educational Services (1,976 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gila County, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Gila County, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Gila County, AZ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,492 people), Retail Trade (2,230 people), and Educational Services (1,976 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gila County, AZ has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.69 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.98 times), and Construction (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gila County, AZ, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,598), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,274), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,030).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.6B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $16.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $23.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.7B) and Electronics ($16.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$158B

2015 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

83.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arizona trade was $158B. This is expected to increase 83.3% to $290B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $21.9B

  2. $8.27B

  3. $4.07B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.9B, followed by Texas with $8.27B and New Mexico and $4.07B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.6% of the population of Gila County, AZ has health coverage, with 27.1% on employee plans, 24.6% on Medicaid, 19.9% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 2.4% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Gila County, AZ was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Gila County, AZ see 2126 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.08% increase from the previous year (1967 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1623 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1847 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,126 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gila County, AZ see an average of 2,126 patients per year. This represents a 8.08% increase from the previous year (1,967 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gila County, AZ in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.4%

Uninsured

27.1%

Employer Coverage

24.6%

Medicaid

19.9%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

2.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gila County, AZ declined by 11.5% from 14% to 12.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gila County, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arizona by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Gila County, AZ is home to a population of 53.1k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.96% of Gila County, AZ residents were born outside of the country (2.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gila County, AZ is composed of 33.4k White Alone residents (62.8%), 9.91k Hispanic or Latino residents (18.6%), 8.3k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (15.6%), 884 Two or More Races residents (1.66%), 453 Asian Alone residents (0.852%), 238 Black or African American Alone residents (0.448%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gila County, AZ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gila County, AZ was 49.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Gila County, AZ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gila County, AZ residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.96%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.1k people

4.25%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.26k people

As of 2017, 3.96% of Gila County, AZ residents (2.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gila County, AZ was 4.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    511,535 ± 16,887 people

  2. Canada

    42,113 ± 5,023 people

  3. India

    35,674 ± 4,625 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,535 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 42,113 and India with 35,674.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Gila County, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gila County, AZ was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    33.4k ± 89

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9.91k ± 731

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    8.3k ± 203

In 2017, there were 3.37 times more White Alone residents (33.4k people) in Gila County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.91k Hispanic or Latino and 8.3k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gila County, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Gila County, AZ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Gila County, AZ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Gila County, AZ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,215 ± 275

  2. Korea

    808 ± 150

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    388 ± 169

Gila County, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gila County, AZ was $153,600 in 2017, which is 0.706 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $139,800 to $153,600, a 9.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Gila County, AZ is 72.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gila County, AZ have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gila County, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$41,179

Median Household Income

± $1,678

21.6k

Number of Households

± 998

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.6k households in Gila County, AZ grew to $41,179 from the previous year's value of $40,593.

The following chart displays the households in Gila County, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$153,600

2017 Median

± $8,052

$139,800

2016 Median

± $6,862

In 2017, the median property value in Gila County, AZ grew to to $153,600 from the previous year's value of $139,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gila County, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gila County, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Gila County, AZ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gila County, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.9%

2017 Homeownership

71.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.9% of the housing units in Gila County, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gila County, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gila County, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gila County, AZ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gila County, AZ have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.96% of the workforce in Gila County, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.02%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gila County, AZ was Drove Alone (78.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.8%) and those who Worked At Home (5.02%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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