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Clay Springs, Arizona
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Location of Clay Springs in Navajo County, Arizona.
Location of Clay Springs in Navajo County, Arizona.
Clay Springs, Arizona is located in Arizona
Clay Springs, Arizona
Clay Springs, Arizona
Location in Arizona
Clay Springs, Arizona is located in the United States
Clay Springs, Arizona
Clay Springs, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Arizona
County Navajo
Area
 • Total 2.85 sq mi (7.37 km2)
 • Land 2.85 sq mi (7.37 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
6,302 ft (1,921 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 331
 • Density 116.30/sq mi (44.90/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
ZIP code
85923
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-00
GNIS ID(s) 27691, 2582759

Clay Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Clay Springs is 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Show Low. Clay Springs has a post office with ZIP code 85923.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Clay Springs has a cool-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated Csb on climate maps. Winters are very cold at night and cool to cold during the day, with on average 3.7 nights below 0 °F or −17.8 °C and 171.1 nights below 32 °F or 0 °C. April to June warms up and is generally the driest part of the year before monsoon storms hit between July and mid-September. Typically 17 days will hit 90 °F or 32.2 °C, but minima are generally not above 68 °F or 20 °C due to the altitude.

Climate data for Clay Springs, Arizona (1971-1987)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 68
(20)
72
(22.2)
74
(23.3)
82
(27.8)
90
(32.2)
100
(37.8)
97
(36.1)
95
(35)
90
(32.2)
89
(31.7)
78
(25.6)
68
(20)
100
(37.8)
Average high °F (°C) 45.3
(7.39)
50.0
(10)
54.9
(12.72)
64.2
(17.89)
72.2
(22.33)
83.7
(28.72)
86.3
(30.17)
83.4
(28.56)
77.2
(25.11)
67.3
(19.61)
55.2
(12.89)
47.7
(8.72)
65.6
(18.67)
Average low °F (°C) 18.7
(-7.39)
20.8
(-6.22)
26.4
(-3.11)
30.5
(-0.83)
37.1
(2.83)
47.3
(8.5)
54.5
(12.5)
54.1
(12.28)
46.1
(7.83)
35.4
(1.89)
25.7
(-3.5)
19.1
(-7.17)
34.6
(1.44)
Record low °F (°C) −17
(-27.2)
−15
(-26.1)
−2
(-18.9)
11
(-11.7)
13
(-10.6)
28
(-2.2)
34
(1.1)
40
(4.4)
26
(-3.3)
10
(-12.2)
−21
(-29.4)
−22
(-30)
-22
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.33
(33.8)
1.35
(34.3)
1.91
(48.5)
0.58
(14.7)
0.94
(23.9)
0.31
(7.9)
2.30
(58.4)
2.33
(59.2)
2.07
(52.6)
1.61
(40.9)
1.65
(41.9)
1.47
(37.3)
17.85
(453.4)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 inch) 6 5 8 4 4 2 9 9 6 4 5 5 67
Source: Western Regional Climate Center


Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 331
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 401 people, 124 households, and 91 families residing in the CDP.

Transportation

Mountain Valley Shuttle stops in Clay Springs on its Phoenix-Show Low route.

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