Gila County

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Gila County, Arizona

1400 E Ash St
Globe, AZ 85501
Phone: (928) 425-3231
Fax: (928) 425-0319
www.co.gila.az.us

In east-central AZ, east of Phoenix; organized Feb 8, 1881 (prior to statehood) from Maricopa and Pinal counties. Name Origin: For the Gila River, which forms part of the county's southern boundary. Some sources suggest the name may refer to the Gila monster

Area (sq mi):: 4795.74 (land 4767.70; water 28.03) Population per square mile: 10.80
Population 2005: 51,663 State rank: 11 Population change: 2000-20005 0.60%; 1990-2000 27.60% Population 2000: 51,335 (White 68.90%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 16.60%; Asian 0.40%; Other 21.40%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 42.30
Income 2000: per capita $16,315; median household $30,917; Population below poverty level: 17.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,945-$21,454
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 20.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Payson (14,473)

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