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Graham County is known as “Life the Way It Ought to Be” and that comes from the fact that this is a quality area to live, work, own a business, and raise a family. Many factors contribute to the appeal of living in Graham County. In addition to the natural beauty of the area – which affords an abundance of year-round recreation – there is an excellent education system, an outstanding regional hospital, a stable economic environment, and exceptional residential services and amenities.

The variety of housing in Graham County is superb, ranging from custom homes and new subdivisions to historic residences. Not in the market to buy? There are plenty of rental options. No matter what your budget or style, you are sure to find something to suit your pocket book and lifestyle in Graham County.

Our professional local realtors are equipped with extensive knowledge of the area and its offerings. Additional services, such as financial institutions, contractors, landscapers and others, are readily available to serve area residents. Visit the Chamber’s website (www.graham-chamber.com) for a listing of the area’s real estate and homes-related businesses. x

Population

1990200020092010

Arizona3,665,2285,130,6326,683,1296,392,017

Graham County26,55433,48939,79237,220

Pima1,7251,9892,442 2,387

Safford7,3599,23210,094 9,530

Thatcher3,7634,0225,819 4,865

Source: U.S. Census Bureau and Arizona Department of Economic Security, Population Statistics Unit

Graham County at a Glance

County Seat: Safford

Incorporated Cities: Pima, Safford, Thatcher

Age Distribution

Age Range% of Total

0-1424.8%

15-2417.3%

25-4427.3%

45-6418.7%

65+11.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Composition

Race% of Total

White67.1%

African American1.9%

Native American14.9%

Asian or Pacific Islander0.6%

Other15.4%

Hispanic Heritage*27.0%

*Persons of Hispanic heritage may be of any race.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Climate Data

MonthHighsLowsRainSunriseSunset

January60.128.70.687:215:22

February64.831.90.647:155:50

March70.9370.596:466:16

April79.743.20.256:076:40

May88.851.10.185:317:02

June98.460.60.265:117:23

July99.770.21.95:145:32

August95.765.91.615:327:18

September92.158.915:546:44

October82.447.10.616:136:04

November69.235.40.356:375:28

December60.228.80.797:045:13

Year80.146.38.9

Average total snow annually: 1.0 over a 50-year average

Transportation

Highways

U.S. 70, U.S. 191, State Highway 266, State Highway 366

Rail Service

Arizona Eastern Railway Co. (Claypool)(928) 473-2447

Air Service

Safford Municipal Airport(928) 432-4012

Utilities

Electric

City of Safford(928) 432-4060

Graham County Electric
Cooperative, Inc.(928) 485-2451

Thatcher Municipal Utilities(928) 428-2290 x1

Natural Gas/Propane

City of Safford(928) 432-4060

Graham County Electric
Cooperative, Inc.(928) 485-2451

Propane Dealers

Griffin’s Propane(928) 428-0071

Matlock Gas Co.(928) 428-0641

Telephone

Cable One(928) 428-1850

Century Link(800) 244-1111

Valley Telecom Group(800) 421-5711

Cellular Service

Verizon(928) 428-2961

Valley Telecom(928) 348-4880

Medical Hospital

Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center(928) 348-4000