Thatcher is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 4,992 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Thatcher is the 76th largest community in Arizona.
Unlike some towns, Thatcher isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Thatcher are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Thatcher is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thatcher who work in office and administrative support (13.57%), teaching (13.46%), and healthcare (6.73%).
Thatcher is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Thatcher enrolled in college, Thatcher has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Thatcher spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.89 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Thatcher is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.35% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Thatcher in 2010 was $21,932, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,728 for a family of four. However, Thatcher contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Thatcher home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thatcher residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Thatcher also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.34% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Thatcher include German, Italian, Irish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Thatcher is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.