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Gila County, Arizona
Seal of Gila County, Arizona
Map of Arizona highlighting Gila County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Arizona's location in the U.S.
Seat Globe
Largest city Payson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

4,796 sq mi (12,422 km²)

28 sq mi (73 km²), 0.58%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

51,335
10/sq mi (4/km²)
Founded February 8, 1881
Gila county arizona courthouse.jpg
Gila County Courthouse in Globe, Arizona
Website www.co.gila.az.us

Gila County is a county in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of the 2000 census its population was 51,335. The county seat is Globe.[1]

Gila County contains parts of Fort Apache Indian Reservation and San Carlos Indian Reservation.

Contents

History

The county was formed from parts of Maricopa County and Pinal County on February 8, 1881. The boundary was then extended eastward to the San Carlos River by public petition in 1889. The original county seat was in the mining community of Globe City, now Globe, Arizona.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,796 square miles (12,421 km²), of which, 4,768 square miles (12,348 km²) of it is land and 28 square miles (73 km²) of it (0.58%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 51,335 people, 20,140 households, and 14,098 families residing in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 28,189 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.82% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 12.92% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.59% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. 16.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 9.84% reported speaking Spanish at home, while 6.29% speak Western Apache [1].

There were 20,140 households out of which 26.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,917, and the median income for a family was $36,593. Males had a median income of $31,579 versus $22,315 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,315. About 12.60% of families and 17.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.90% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of the incorporated and major unincorporated areas in Gila County. Also shown are borders for Indian reservations in the County.

City

Towns

Census-designated places

Other communities

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 33°47′28″N 110°50′11″W / 33.79111°N 110.83639°W / 33.79111; -110.83639


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Gila County, Arizona
Seal of Gila County, Arizona
Map
File:Map of Arizona highlighting Gila County.png
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the USA highlighting Arizona
Arizona's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1881
Seat Globe
Largest City Payson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.58%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

52209
Website: www.co.gila.az.us

Gila County is located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of the 2000 census its population was 51,335. The county seat is Globe.

Gila County contains parts of Fort Apache Indian Reservation and San Carlos Indian Reservation.

Contents

History

The county was formed from parts of Maricopa County and Pinal County on February 8 1881. The boundary was then extended eastward to the San Carlos River by public petition in 1889. The original county seat was in the mining community of Globe City, now Globe.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 12,421 km² (4,796 sq mi). 12,348 km² (4,768 sq mi) of it is land and 73 km² (28 sq mi) of it (0.58%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 51,335 people, 20,140 households, and 14,098 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (11/sq mi). There were 28,189 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 77.82% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 12.92% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.59% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. 16.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 9.84% reported speaking Spanish at home, while 6.29% speak Western Apache [1].

There were 20,140 households out of which 26.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,917, and the median income for a family was $36,593. Males had a median income of $31,579 versus $22,315 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,315. About 12.60% of families and 17.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.90% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of the incorporated and major unincorporated areas in Gila County. Also shown are borders for Indian reservations in the County.

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 33°47′28″N, 110°50′11″WLatitude: 33°47′28″N
Longitude: 110°50′11″W

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