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.
Thatcher real estate is some of the most expensive in Arizona, although Thatcher house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Thatcher is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.74%), teaching (12.57%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.73%).
In addition, Thatcher is a college town. There are a lot of students in Thatcher attending college, and as a result Thatcher provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.82 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Thatcher is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.61% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Thatcher in 2010 was $20,168, 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 $80,672 for a family of four. However, Thatcher contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Thatcher is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 28.61% 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.