Gold Canyon, Arizona
Gold Canyon is a census-designated place in Pinal County, United States. The population was 10,159 at the 2010 census; the community is sometimes incorrectly called Gold Camp. The town name is not recognized on weather statements issued by the National Weather Service; the closest city to Gold Canyon is Arizona. It was one of the filming locations for HBO's 1994 film Blind Justice; the scenery photos from the beginning of Three Amigos are from Gold Canyon, not Mexico as depicted in the film. The mountain shown is part of the Superstition Mountains, shown from a view point in Gold Canyon. On August 7, 2014, Gold Canyon Public Radio "The Wave" 176 Watts/100 Watts ERP was established and became the first FCC licensed radio station for Gold Canyon, Arizona serving the communities of Gold Canyon, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek, Queen Valley, Apache Junction and to the east near Superior, AZ. KRWV-FM is a non-profit broadcast facility. Gold Canyon Public Radio's format includes Smooth Jazz, Local News, Local Event Announcements and Wellness Programming, Specialized Programming and Emergency Weather Announcements.
KRWV-FM is financially supported by local listeners. Studio: 480-288-5800 Business: 602-625-3000. Gold Canyon is located at 33°21′43″N 111°27′6″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 22.3 square miles, all of it land. Gold Canyon is located on U. S. Route 60 As of the census of 2000, there were 6,029 people, 2,785 households, 2,211 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 270.0 people per square mile. There were 4,139 housing units at an average density of 185.4/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.20% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, 0.93% from two or more races. 3.53 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 2,785 households out of which 13.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.8% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.6% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.38. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 12.4% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 17.8% from 25 to 44, 37.0% from 45 to 64, 29.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $57,705, the median income for a family was $60,438. Males had a median income of $47,727 versus $31,583 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $35,010. About 2.8% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over. Gold Canyon is the closest community to the Arizona Renaissance Festival; the Safeway International LPGA golf tournament is held at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Gold Canyon. Local Weather Conditions Gold Canyon Website Gold Canyon Communities Gold Canyon Public Radio
A ZIP Code is a postal code used by the United States Postal Service in a system it introduced in 1963. The term ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan; the basic format consists of five digits. An extended ZIP+4 code was introduced in 1983 which includes the five digits of the ZIP Code, followed by a hyphen and four additional digits that reference a more specific location; the term ZIP Code was registered as a servicemark by the U. S. Postal Service, but its registration has since expired; the early history and context of postal codes began with postal district/zone numbers. The United States Post Office Department implemented postal zones for numerous large cities in 1943. For example: The "16" was the number of the postal zone in the specific city. By the early 1960s, a more organized system was needed, non-mandatory five-digit ZIP Codes were introduced nationwide on July 1, 1963; the USPOD issued its Publication 59: Abbreviations for Use with ZIP Code on October 1, 1963, with the list of two-letter state abbreviations which are written with both letters capitalized.
An earlier list in June had proposed capitalized abbreviations ranging from two to five letters. According to Publication 59, the two-letter standard was "based on a maximum 23-position line, because this has been found to be the most universally acceptable line capacity basis for major addressing systems", which would be exceeded by a long city name combined with a multi-letter state abbreviation, such as "Sacramento, Calif." along with the ZIP Code. The abbreviations have remained unchanged, with the exception of Nebraska, changed from NB to NE in 1969 at the request of the Canadian postal administration, to avoid confusion with the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Robert Moon is considered the father of the ZIP Code; the post office only credits Moon with the first three digits of the ZIP Code, which describe the sectional center facility or "sec center." An SCF is a central mail processing facility with those three digits. The fourth and fifth digits, which give a more precise locale within the SCF, were proposed by Henry Bentley Hahn Sr.
The SCF sorts mail to all post offices with those first three digits in their ZIP Codes. The mail is sorted according to the final two digits of the ZIP Code and sent to the corresponding post offices in the early morning. Sectional centers do not deliver mail and are not open to the public, most of their employees work the night shift. Mail picked up at post offices is sent to their own SCF in the afternoon, where the mail is sorted overnight. In the case of large cities, the last two digits coincide with the older postal zone number thus: In 1967, these became mandatory for second- and third-class bulk mailers, the system was soon adopted generally; the United States Post Office used a cartoon character, which it called Mr. ZIP, to promote the use of the ZIP Code, he was depicted with a legend such as "USE ZIP CODE" in the selvage of panes of postage stamps or on the covers of booklet panes of stamps. In 1971 Elmira Star-Gazette reporter Dick Baumbach found out the White House was not using a ZIP Code on its envelopes.
Herb Klein, special assistant to President Nixon, responded by saying the next printing of envelopes would include the ZIP Code. In 1983, the U. S. Postal Service introduced an expanded ZIP Code system that it called ZIP+4 called "plus-four codes", "add-on codes", or "add-ons". A ZIP+4 Code uses the basic five-digit code plus four additional digits to identify a geographic segment within the five-digit delivery area, such as a city block, a group of apartments, an individual high-volume receiver of mail, a post office box, or any other unit that could use an extra identifier to aid in efficient mail sorting and delivery. However, initial attempts to promote universal use of the new format met with public resistance and today the plus-four code is not required. In general, mail is read by a multiline optical character reader that instantly determines the correct ZIP+4 Code from the address—along with the more specific delivery point—and sprays an Intelligent Mail barcode on the face of the mail piece that corresponds to 11 digits—nine for the ZIP+4 Code and two for the delivery point.
For Post Office Boxes, the general rule is. The add-on code is one of the following: the last four digits of the box number, zero plus the last three digits of the box number, or, if the box number consists of fewer than four digits, enough zeros are attached to the front of the box number to produce a four-digit number. However, there is no uniform rule, so the ZIP+4 Code must be looked up individually for each box; the ZIP Code is translated into an Intelligent Mail barcode, printed on the mailpiece to make it easier for automated machines to sort. A barcode can be printed by the sender, it is better to let the post office put one on. In general, the post office uses OCR technology, though in some cases a human might have to read and enter the address. Customers who send bulk mail can get a discount on postage if they have printed the barcode themselves and have presorted the mai
A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, Romania and the United States. County towns have a similar function in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, in Jamaica. In most of the United States, counties are the political subdivisions of a state; the city, town, or populated place that houses county government is known as the seat of its respective county. The county legislature, county courthouse, sheriff's department headquarters, hall of records and correctional facility are located in the county seat though some functions may be located or conducted in other parts of the county if it is geographically large. A county seat is but not always, an incorporated municipality; the exceptions include the county seats of counties that have no incorporated municipalities within their borders, such as Arlington County, Virginia. Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.
Some county seats may not be incorporated in their own right, but are located within incorporated municipalities. For example, Cape May Court House, New Jersey, though unincorporated, is a section of Middle Township, an incorporated municipality. In some of the colonial states, county seats include or included "Court House" as part of their name. In the Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the term "shire town" is used in place of county seat. County seats in Taiwan are the administrative centers of the counties. There are 13 county seats in Taiwan, which are in the forms of county-administered city, urban township or rural township. Most counties have only one county seat. However, some counties in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont have two or more county seats located on opposite sides of the county. An example is Harrison County, which lists both Biloxi and Gulfport as county seats; the practice of multiple county seat towns dates from the days.
There have been few efforts to eliminate the two-seat arrangement, since a county seat is a source of pride for the towns involved. There are 36 counties with multiple county seats in 11 states: Coffee County, Alabama St. Clair County, Alabama Arkansas County, Arkansas Carroll County, Arkansas Clay County, Arkansas Craighead County, Arkansas Franklin County, Arkansas Logan County, Arkansas Mississippi County, Arkansas Prairie County, Arkansas Sebastian County, Arkansas Yell County, Arkansas Columbia County, Georgia Lee County, Iowa Campbell County, Kentucky Kenton County, Kentucky Essex County, Massachusetts Middlesex County, Massachusetts Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bolivar County, Mississippi Carroll County, Mississippi Chickasaw County, Mississippi Harrison County, Mississippi Hinds County, Mississippi Jasper County, Mississippi Jones County, Mississippi Panola County, Mississippi Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Yalobusha County, Mississippi Jackson County, Missouri Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Seneca County, New York Bennington County, Vermont In New England, the town, not the county, is the primary division of local government.
Counties in this region have served as dividing lines for the states' judicial systems. Connecticut and Rhode Island have no county level of thus no county seats. In Vermont and Maine the county seats are designated shire towns. County government consists only of a Superior Court and Sheriff, both located in the respective shire town. Bennington County has two shire towns. In Massachusetts, most government functions which would otherwise be performed by county governments in other states are performed by town or city governments; as such, Massachusetts has dissolved many of its county governments, the state government now operates the registries of deeds and sheriff's offices in those counties. In Virginia, a county seat may be an independent city surrounded by, but not part of, the county of which it is the administrative center. Two counties in South Dakota have their county seat and government services centered in a neighboring county, their county-level services are provided by Fall River Tripp County, respectively.
In Louisiana, divided into parishes rather than counties, county seats are referred to as parish seats. Alaska is divided into boroughs rather than counties; the Unorganized Borough, which covers 49 % of Alaska's area, has equivalent. The state with the most counties is Texas, with 254, the state with the fewest counties is Delaware, with 3. County seat war Administrative center County town, administrative centres in Ireland and the UK Chef-lieu, administrative centres in Algeria, Luxembourg, France and Tunisia Municipality, equivalent to county in many c
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U. S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy; the Census Bureau is part of the U. S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States; the Census Bureau's primary mission is conducting the U. S. Census every ten years, which allocates the seats of the U. S. House of Representatives to the states based on their population; the Bureau's various censuses and surveys help allocate over $400 billion in federal funds every year and it helps states, local communities, businesses make informed decisions. The information provided by the census informs decisions on where to build and maintain schools, transportation infrastructure, police and fire departments. In addition to the decennial census, the Census Bureau continually conducts dozens of other censuses and surveys, including the American Community Survey, the U. S. Economic Census, the Current Population Survey.
Furthermore and foreign trade indicators released by the federal government contain data produced by the Census Bureau. Article One of the United States Constitution directs the population be enumerated at least once every ten years and the resulting counts used to set the number of members from each state in the House of Representatives and, by extension, in the Electoral College; the Census Bureau now conducts a full population count every 10 years in years ending with a zero and uses the term "decennial" to describe the operation. Between censuses, the Census Bureau makes population projections. In addition, Census data directly affects how more than $400 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education and more; the Census Bureau is mandated with fulfilling these obligations: the collecting of statistics about the nation, its people, economy. The Census Bureau's legal authority is codified in Title 13 of the United States Code.
The Census Bureau conducts surveys on behalf of various federal government and local government agencies on topics such as employment, health, consumer expenditures, housing. Within the bureau, these are known as "demographic surveys" and are conducted perpetually between and during decennial population counts; the Census Bureau conducts economic surveys of manufacturing, retail and other establishments and of domestic governments. Between 1790 and 1840, the census was taken by marshals of the judicial districts; the Census Act of 1840 established a central office. Several acts followed that revised and authorized new censuses at the 10-year intervals. In 1902, the temporary Census Office was moved under the Department of Interior, in 1903 it was renamed the Census Bureau under the new Department of Commerce and Labor; the department was intended to consolidate overlapping statistical agencies, but Census Bureau officials were hindered by their subordinate role in the department. An act in 1920 changed the date and authorized manufacturing censuses every two years and agriculture censuses every 10 years.
In 1929, a bill was passed mandating the House of Representatives be reapportioned based on the results of the 1930 Census. In 1954, various acts were codified into Title 13 of the US Code. By law, the Census Bureau must count everyone and submit state population totals to the U. S. President by December 31 of any year ending in a zero. States within the Union receive the results in the spring of the following year; the United States Census Bureau defines four statistical regions, with nine divisions. The Census Bureau regions are "widely used...for data collection and analysis". The Census Bureau definition is pervasive. Regional divisions used by the United States Census Bureau: Region 1: Northeast Division 1: New England Division 2: Mid-Atlantic Region 2: Midwest Division 3: East North Central Division 4: West North Central Region 3: South Division 5: South Atlantic Division 6: East South Central Division 7: West South Central Region 4: West Division 8: Mountain Division 9: Pacific Many federal, state and tribal governments use census data to: Decide the location of new housing and public facilities, Examine the demographic characteristics of communities and the US, Plan transportation systems and roadways, Determine quotas and creation of police and fire precincts, Create localized areas for elections, utilities, etc.
Gathers population information every 10 years The United States Census Bureau is committed to confidentiality, guarantees non-disclosure of any addresses or personal information related to individuals or establishments. Title 13 of the U. S. Code establishes penalties for the disclosure of this information. All Census employees must sign an affidavit of non-disclosure prior to employment; the Bureau cannot share responses, addresses or personal information with anyone including United States or foreign government
Coolidge is a city in Pinal County, United States. According to the 2010 census, the city's population is 11,825. Coolidge is home of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument; the monument was the first historic site to receive protected status by the United States Government in 1892. Coolidge is home to Central Arizona College. Coolidge was founded in 1925 and incorporated as a city in 1945, it is named for the 30th President of the United States. The town was home to a station for Amtrak. Coolidge is located at 32°58′38″N 111°31′23″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles, all of it land. Arizona Highway 87 and Arizona Highway 287 pass through the town. Coolidge is 56 miles southeast of Phoenix, 69 miles northwest of Tucson, it is 21 miles northeast of Casa Grande and 11 miles southwest of Florence. Picacho Reservoir is just 11 miles south of town; as of the census of 2000, there were 7,786 people, 2,585 households, 1,938 families residing in the city.
The population density was 1,549.1 people per square mile. There were 3,212 housing units at an average density of 639.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 57.85% White, 8.30% Black or African American, 5.63% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 23.58% from other races, 3.88% from two or more races. 39.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 2,585 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.0% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.44. In the city, the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years.
For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $29,049, the median income for a family was $33,536. Males had a median income of $29,159 versus $21,472 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,663. About 20.9% of families and 24.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.9% of those under age 18 and 20.5% of those age 65 or over. In 2010 Coolidge had a population of 11,825; the racial and ethnic composition of the population was 43.6% non-Hispanic white, 7.3% non-Hispanic black, 0.5% Hispanic blacks, 3.8% non-Hispanic Native American, 1.9% Hispanic or Latino Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% non-Hispanic from some other race, 5.0% from two or more races and 42.0% Hispanic or Latino. The Coolidge Public Library offers many resources to the community, including public access computers, new materials, an extensive DVD catalog, as well as frequent author signings from bestselling authors.
Duane Eddy, Rock & Roll guitarist and record producer, Coolidge High School graduate Waylon Jennings – singer, Country Music Hall of Fame Sammi Smith, Country music recording artist and songwriter Coolidge Municipal Airport Coolidge Dam Official website Casa Grande Ruins National Monument @ the National Park Service Casa Grande Ruins @ OnlineHighways.com
Arizona City, Arizona
Arizona City is a census-designated place in southwestern Pinal County, Arizona, in the United States. It is located near the junction of Interstate 8 and Interstate 10 at the midpoint between Phoenix and Tucson 60 miles from the downtown of both cities; the population was 10,475 at the 2010 census. Arizona City is a rural residential community that features a semi-private golf club and a 48-acre man made lake; these attributes make the community a popular snowbird destination, with the population increasing by as much as 5,000 people in the winter months to reach the census figure of 10,475. The area around what is now known as Arizona City was used as a resting area for Juan Bautista de Anza's expedition party after they emerged from Apache land in 1775; the area is considered an official part of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. This historic trail begins in Sonora and ends at the Presidio in San Francisco, California; the census-designated place was founded in 1959 when Jack McRae, president of the Arizona City Development Corporation and developed 2.5 acres of land in the Santa Cruz Valley in the area that would grow to become the 6.2 square-mile modern day townsite.
The location was selected because of the abundance of deep water from the Santa Cruz River found in the valley. At the time, the water was considered some of the purest in Arizona; as the community grew, a United States Post Office was established on April 1, 1962 and Arizona City began appearing on Rand McNally road atlases in 1963. It is uncertain. From time to time, most in 2007, attempts have been made to incorporate as a municipality, but they have so far always been defeated at the ballot box, except for the first effort in the early 1980s, which succeeded at the ballot box but was overturned in court because there were not enough residents at that time to incorporate; the area in and around Arizona City contained several of the 272 concrete Corona Satellite Calibration Targets, which were used to calibrate cameras on the satellites in the Corona Satellite Program that lasted from 1959 to 1972. These satellites were used for espionage on the Soviet China during the Cold War. Many of these have since been removed, but one still exists at the corner of West Alsdorf Road and South Sunland Gin Road in the center of the community.
Arizona City is located at 32°45′6″N 111°40′45″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.2 square miles, of which, 6.1 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. The CDP is 1,509 feet above sea level and located in an area of Pinal County known as the Santa Cruz Flats. According to the Arizona Geological Survey, the valley floor surrounding Arizona City and nearby Eloy has lowered by more than 20 feet in the past 50 years due to rapid depletion of the groundwater aquifers underneath the region. In 2017, a new earth fissure 1.8 miles long and 30 feet wide opened up just south of Arizona City, another consequence caused by the rapid consumption of groundwater. Arizona City itself is flat, lying in the Santa Cruz Valley in the center of three low mountain ranges. Picacho Peak, a prominent peak with a summit elevation of 3,374 feet, is located 20 miles to the southeast adjacent to Interstate 10. Directly to the west of the CDP is the expansive Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, which stretches 80 miles south to the international border with Mexico.
Arizona City has a hot desert climate, normal for the Sonoran Desert. The community experiences long hot summers and mild winters; the area averages only 10.54 inches of annual rainfall. Winter months are defined by frequent sunshine and consist of mild daytime highs between 65 °F and 75 °F. At nighttime, the temperature drops with lows averaging between 35 °F and 45 °F. Nighttime lows at or below the freezing mark are not uncommon. During the winter, an occasional cold front will pass through the area sometimes containing a brief shower; the lowest temperature recorded in Arizona City was 13 °F. During the entirety of the summer and the second half of May, high temperatures are between 100 °F and 110 °F, with the occasional heat wave spiking daytime high temperatures above 115 °F; the highest temperature recorded in Arizona City was 119 °F. Along with the rest of Arizona, the community is affected by the North American Monsoon during summer, which brings high winds and occasional heavy rain. A large portion of the community is located in Pinal County's floodplain, is susceptible to flash flooding during heavy monsoon rains.
Due to extensive farmland in the valley, the area is very prone to dust storms, which can occur any month of the year during windy conditions. The 2010 Census determined that Arizona City had a population of 10,475, a 126% increase from the 2000 Census figure of 4,385; the racial and ethnic composition of the population was 50.3% non-Hispanic white, 2.1% black or African American, 5.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian American, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 40.9% Hispanic. Population density was 1,713.6 people per square mile. There were 4,296 housing units with an average of 2.56 persons per household. 62.3% of households were owner-occupied, the median value
Mammoth is a town in Pinal County, United States. The population was 1,426 at the 2010 census. Mammoth was founded c. 1872 as Mammoth Camp. Until 2003, when it closed, Mammoth served as a bedroom community for the nearby San Manuel mine; the nearby ghost town of Copper Creek is a popular local attraction. Minerals from the old Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine are found in all major mineral collections. Tiger, Arizona was the townsite at the Tiger mine. In November 2014 Mammoth was the subject of a fictional horror tale on the Reddit subreddit "/r/nosleep", which had a contagious disease wipe out the population. Naive users spread the story, somewhat akin to the 1938 War of the Worlds panic; the town was inundated with phone calls from people trying to ascertain. Mammoth is located at 32°43′20″N 110°38′39″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles, all of it land. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mammoth has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,762 people, 562 households, 440 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,626.5 people per square mile. There were 697 housing units at an average density of 643.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 61.92% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 1.53% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 31.90% from other races, 4.03% from two or more races. 72.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 562 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.7% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.54. In the town, the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males. The median income for a household in the town was $29,861, the median income for a family was $32,661. Males had a median income of $32,768 versus $19,028 for females; the per capita income for the town was $9,878. About 23.8% of families and 28.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.4% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over. Eulalia "Sister" Bourne, pioneer Arizona schoolteacher and author, lived much of her life in the vicinity, at her homestead in Peppersauce Canyon near San Manuel, at her ranch on Copper Creek near Mammoth, where she died in 1984. Town Of Mammoth website