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Chino Valley, Arizona
Town
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 63.4 sq mi (164.3 km2)
 • Land 63.4 sq mi (164.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 4,707 ft (1,435 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,817
 • Estimate (2014) 11,019
 • Density 170.7/sq mi (65.9/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
ZIP code 86323
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-12840
Website Town of Chino Valley

Chino Valley is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town is 10,817.

Geography

Chino Valley is located at 34°45′30″N 112°26′59″W / 34.75833°N 112.44972°W / 34.75833; -112.44972 (34.758381, -112.449758). The town is located adjacent the southeast terminus of Chino Valley, about 9 miles (14 km) north at Paulden. The smaller north-trending Little Chino Valley lies just east of the townsite.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 63.4 square miles (164 km2), all of it land.

History

Chino Valley is the site of the first Territorial Capital of Arizona. The capital moved to Prescott, 15 miles (24 km) away, in 1864. U.S. Army Cavalry Lt. Amiel W. Whipple, while traveling through the area in 1854, gave the community its name. "Chino" is the Spanish name for the abundant curly grama grass growing in the area.

In 1895, a narrow gauge branch of the United Verde and Pacific Railroad to Jerome, joining the Santa Fe, Prescott, and Phoenix Railway, was completed, and Jerome Junction was established. In 1923, the activities of Jerome Junction were absorbed by Chino Valley.

The town of Chino Valley was incorporated in 1970.

The town is in north-central Arizona, on state Highway 89, 15 miles (24 km) north of Prescott and 35 miles (56 km) south of Ash Fork, which is on Interstate 40. Chino Valley is at an elevation of about 4,750 feet (1,450 m).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 803
1980 2,858 255.9%
1990 4,837 69.2%
2000 7,835 62.0%
2010 10,817 38.1%
Est. 2015 11,137 3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,835 people, 3,030 households, and 2,172 families residing in the town. The population density was 421.6 people per square mile (162.8/km²). There were 3,256 housing units at an average density of 175.2 per square mile (67.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.07% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.59% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. 9.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,030 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,289, and the median income for a family was $35,013. Males had a median income of $27,160 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,555. About 12.6% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

Weather

Average weather in Chino Valley, Arizona

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temp. (°F) 37.9 41.4 46.0 52.3 60.4 69.8 75.6 74.1 67.6 56.8 44.9 37.9
High temperature (°F) 52.7 57.2 62.2 69.6 77.6 88.5 91.8 89.8 84.7 74.6 62.1 53.4
Low temperature (°F) 23.0 25.6 29.7 35.0 43.1 51.1 59.3 58.3 50.4 39.0 27.7 22.3
Precipitation (in) 1.1 1.3 1.2 .5 .5 .4 1.7 2.0 1.6 1.0 .8 .9

Normal climate in Chino Valley, Arizona

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days with precip. 7 7 8 6 4 3 10 11 7 5 5 6
Wind speed (mph) 6.4 6.6 7.1 7.6 7.4 7.1 5.7 5.2 5.7 5.9 6.5 6.5
Morning humidity (%) 73 72 70 64 60 51 64 74 71 68 69 71
Afternoon humidity (%) 48 43 39 30 26 20 35 42 35 34 41 49
Sunshine (%) 77 74 77 83 88 87 76 77 82 80 76 73
Days clear of clouds 12 11 12 12 16 18 10 11 17 17 15 14
Partly cloudy days 6 6 8 9 9 8 13 13 9 7 7 6
Cloudy days 12 11 12 9 7 4 8 8 5 7 8 11
Snowfall (in) 18.3 16.5 19.7 8.9 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.8 8.9 14.3
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