Safford, AZ
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Safford is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 9,683 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Safford is the 56th largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Safford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Safford is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Safford who work in office and administrative support (10.57%), sales jobs (9.26%), and teaching (7.89%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Safford spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.05 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Safford with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.64% of adults in Safford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Safford in 2010 was $20,200, which is middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,800 for a family of four. However, Safford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Safford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Safford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Safford residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Safford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 44.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Safford include German, Irish, Danish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Safford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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