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.

Safford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (9.73%), sales jobs (8.83%), and teaching (8.09%).

One of the benefits of Safford is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.35 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Safford rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.30% of adults 25 and older in Safford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Safford in 2010 was $20,016, 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 $80,064 for a family of four. However, Safford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Safford is a somewhat 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 44.80% 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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