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Camp Verde, Arizona
"World's Largest Kokopelli" in Camp Verde
"World's Largest Kokopelli" in Camp Verde
Location in Yavapai County and the state of Arizona
Location in Yavapai County and the state of Arizona
Country United States
State Arizona
County Yavapai
Area
 • Total 42.6 sq mi (110.3 km2)
 • Land 42.6 sq mi (110.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
3,147 ft (959 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 10,873
 • Estimate 
(2014)
11,097
 • Density 222.0/sq mi (85.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
ZIP code
86322
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-09690
Website Town of Camp Verde

Camp Verde (Yavapai: ʼMatthi:wa; Western Apache: Gambúdih) is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 10,873.

The town hosts an annual corn festival in July, sponsored and organized by Hauser and Hauser Farms. Other annual festivals include Fort Verde Days (October); the Pecan, Wine and Antiques Festival (February); and the Crawdad Festival (June).

Geography

The 42.6 sq mi (110 km2) town is intersected by I-17, extending 8 miles (13 km) to the West and 10 miles (16 km) to the East of the interstate. Three freeway exits provide local access: Exits 285, 287, and 289. The Town's Historic Downtown is approximately 1-mile (1.6 km) from I-17 and contains a grocery store, physician facilities, shopping, dining, historical museum, Fort Verde State Historic Park, chamber of commerce/visitor center and town offices. Camp Verde is located at 34°34′0″N 111°51′22″W / 34.56667°N 111.85611°W / 34.56667; -111.85611 (34.566713, -111.856194).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.6 square miles (110 km2), of which, 42.6 square miles (110 km2) of it is land and 0.02% is water. It is in the Verde River valley. To the southwest lie the Black Hills mountain range. Camp Verde is surrounded by Prescott National Forest. The Mogollon Rim is just north of the town and forms the southwestern edge of the large, geologically ancient Colorado Plateau.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 3,824
1990 6,243 63.3%
2000 9,451 51.4%
2010 10,873 15.0%
Est. 2015 11,155 2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,451 people, 2,611 households, and 2,538 families residing in the town. The population density was 222.0 people per square mile (85.7/km²). There were 3,969 housing units at an average density of 93.2 per square mile (36.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.05% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 7.31% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 4.70% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. 10.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,611 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,868, and the median income for a family was $37,049. Males had a median income of $30,104 versus $20,306 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,072. About 9.5% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Tourism

Tourist attractions include Montezuma Castle National Monument, Fort Verde State Historic Park, and Out of Africa Wildlife Park. The Cliff Castle Casino, operated by the Yavapai-Apache Nation Indian tribe, is an important gambling destination for north and central Arizona. Montezuma Castle National Monument is located in the town, just off I-17 exit 289. Fort Verde State Historic Park is located in Camp Verde’s Historic Downtown approximately 1-mile (1.6 km) from all three Camp Verde exits.

Camp Verde in popular culture

The Marvel Comics superhero characters James and John Proudstar are from a reservation in Camp Verde.

The 1977 horror movie, Kingdom of the Spiders, was filmed in Camp Verde.

In the 2011 film Paul, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost plan to visit Camp Verde as a UFO hot spot along with Rachel, Nevada, Area 51, Apache Junction, AZ and Roswell, New Mexico.

In Cable #7, Camp Verde is a bunker headquarters of the X-Force.

Historic Places and properties in Camp Verde

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