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Pinal County, Arizona

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Founded  February 1, 1875
Congressional districts  1st, 3rd, 4th
Website  www.pinalcountyaz.gov
Population  389,350 (2013)
Unemployment rate  6.0% (Apr 2015)
Largest city  San Tan Valley
Time zone  Mountain: UTC-7
Area  13,919 km²
County seat  Florence

Colleges and Universities  Central Arizona College, Turning Point Beauty College
Destinations  Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Queen Creek, Maricopa, Florence
Points of interest  Casa Grande Ruins Nat, Boyce Thompson Arboretu, Biosphere 2, Lost Dutchman State Park, McFarland State Historic P

Pinal county arizona


Pinal County is a county in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of the 2010 census, the population was 375,770, making it Arizona's third-most populous county in Arizona. The county seat is Florence. The county was founded in 1875.

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Map of Pinal County, AZ, USA

Pinal County contains parts of the Tohono O'odham Nation, the Gila River Indian Community and the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, as well as the entirety of the Ak-Chin Indian Community.

Pinal County is included in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban growth southward from greater Phoenix has begun to spread into the northern parts of the county; similarly, growth northward from Tucson is spreading into the southern portions of the county. The Pinal County cities of Maricopa and Casa Grande, as well as many unincorporated areas, have shown accelerated growth patterns in recent years; such suburban development is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

History

Pinal County was carved out of neighboring Maricopa County and Pima County on February 1, 1875 during the Eighth Legislature. Pinal County was the second fastest growing county in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010.

In 2010 CNN Money named Pinal County as the 2nd fastest growing county in the USA.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,374 square miles (13,920 km2), of which 5,366 square miles (13,900 km2) is land and 8.6 square miles (22 km2) (0.2%) is water.

Mountain ranges

  • Mineral Mountains
  • Sacaton Mountains
  • Superstition Mountains
  • Waterman Mountains
  • Adjacent counties

  • Maricopa County - west, north
  • Gila County - north
  • Graham County - east
  • Pima County - south
  • National protected areas

  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • Coronado National Forest (part)
  • Hohokam Pima National Monument
  • Ironwood Forest National Monument (part)
  • Sonoran Desert National Monument (part)
  • Tonto National Forest (part)
  • 2000 census

    As of the 2000 census, there were 179,727 people, 61,364 households, and 45,225 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km2). There were 81,154 housing units at an average density of 15/sq mi (6/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 70.42% White, 2.76% Black or African American, 7.81% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 15.66% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. 29.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.86% reported speaking Spanish at home, while 1.44% speak O'odham and 0.02% speak Apache.

    There were 61,364 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 21.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.09.

    In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 114.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.00 males.

    The median income for a household in the county was $35,856, and the median income for a family was $39,548. Males had a median income of $31,544 versus $23,726 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,025. About 12.10% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty threshold, including 25.50% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

    2010 census

    As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 375,770 people, 125,590 households, and 92,157 families residing in the county. The population density was 70.0 inhabitants per square mile (27.0/km2). There were 159,222 housing units at an average density of 29.7 per square mile (11.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 72.4% white, 5.6% American Indian, 4.6% black or African American, 1.7% Asian, 0.4% Pacific islander, 11.5% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 28.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 16.9% were German, 10.6% were Irish, 9.5% were English, and 2.8% were American.

    Of the 125,590 households, 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.6% were non-families, and 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.21. The median age was 35.3 years.

    The median income for a household in the county was $51,310 and the median income for a family was $56,299. Males had a median income of $45,082 versus $34,785 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,716. About 10.1% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

    Politics

    Before 2000, Pinal was very much a bellwether county in Presidential elections, having supported the winning candidate in every election between Arizona’s statehood in 1912 and 2004 except for that of 1968 when Hubert Humphrey won the county by 3.2 percentage points. As a result of the urban sprawl from Phoenix spreading into the county, a major political reversal has taken place between it and neghbouring Maricopa County since the turn of the millennium, so that Pinal has become more Republican than traditionally conservative Maricopa County as of the 2016 election. Since 2008, Pinal has become a safely Republican county, with Donald Trump caryring the county by the second-largest margin for a Republican since statehood.

    Elected officials

  • Pete Rios (D) Board of Supervisors (Vice Chairman), District 1
  • Cheryl Chase (R) Board of Supervisors (Chairwoman), District 2
  • Stephen Miller (R) Board of Supervisors, District 3
  • Anthony Smith (R) Board of Supervisors, District 4
  • Todd House (R) Board of Supervisors, District 5
  • Virginia Ross (R) County Recorder
  • Jill Broussard (R) County School Superintendent
  • Lando Voyles (R) County Attorney
  • Paul Babeu (R) County Sheriff
  • Douglas Wolf (R) County Assessor
  • Dodie Doolittle (D) County Treasurer
  • Hon. Gilbert V. Figueroa Division 16
  • Hon. Stephen McCarville Division 17 Presiding
  • Hon. Kevin D. White Division 19
  • Hon. J. Rudy Georgini Division 20
  • Hon. Brenda Oldham Division 21
  • Hon. Steven J. Fuller Division 23
  • Hon. Daniel A. Washburn Division 24
  • Hon. Jason R. Holmberg Division 25
  • Hon. Henry G. Gooday Division 26
  • Hon. Karl C. Eppich Division 27
  • Hon. Robert Carter Olson Division 10
  • Hon. Delia Neal Division 104
  • Hon. Karen Stillwell Division 106
  • Amanda Stanford (R) Clerk of the Superior Court

  • Hon. John Ellsworth Casa Grande Justice Court
  • Hon. Eustino III "Tino" Tarango Eloy Justice Court
  • Hon. Tom Shope Florence Justice Court
  • Hon. Arnold Estrada Mammoth Justice Court
  • Hon. Nancy Discher Oracle Justice Court
  • Hon. Larry Bravo Superior Justice Court
  • Hon. Shaun Babeu Apache Junction Justice Court
  • Hon. Lyle Riggs Maricopa Justice Court
  • *Justice Court Constables

  • Ronald LeDuc Apache Junction Justice Court
  • Ben Crow Casa Grande Justice Court
  • Virginia Salazar-Duarte Eloy Justice Court
  • David E. Irvin, Jr. Florence Justice Court
  • George Hoffman Maricopa Justice Court
  • Henry Velasquez Mammoth Justice Court
  • Mike Sloan Oracle Justice Court
  • Chris Alvarado Superior Justice Court
  • Appointed Positions

  • Greg Stanley County Manager
  • Leo Lew Assistant County Manager for Administrative Services
  • Assistant County Manager for Development Services
  • Todd Zweig Director of Adult Probation
  • Director of Budget Office
  • Director of Building Safety
  • Cathy Bohland Director of Human Resources
  • Steve Frazier Director of Information Technology
  • Himanshu Patel Director of Planning & Development
  • Louis Andersen Director of Public Works
  • Stephanie Jordan Deputy Administrator, Superior Court
  • Internal Audit Officer
  • Salaries for county elected officials are set by the Arizona Revised Statutes. All county elected officials (except the Sheriff and the County Attorney) make a salary of $63,800 along with county benefits and compulsory participation in the Arizona State Elected Official Retirement Plan.

    Economy

    As of 2010 the Corrections Corporation of America-operated Saguaro Correctional Center, located in Eloy in Pinal County, houses the majority of Hawaii's male prison inmate population.

    Cities

  • Apache Junction (partially in Maricopa County)
  • Casa Grande
  • Coolidge
  • Eloy
  • Maricopa
  • Ghost towns

  • Adamsville
  • Barcelona
  • Cochran
  • Ray
  • Sonora
  • Tiger
  • County population ranking

    The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Pinal County.

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    References

    Pinal County, Arizona Wikipedia


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