Chino Valley, Arizona

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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
Coordinates: 34°45′30″N 112°26′59″W / 34.75833°N 112.44972°W / 34.75833; -112.44972Coordinates: 34°45′30″N 112°26′59″W / 34.75833°N 112.44972°W / 34.75833; -112.44972
Country United States
State Arizona
County Yavapai
Government
 • Mayor Chris Marley
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)[1]
 • Total 10,817
 • Estimate (2013)[2] 10,943
 • 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.[1]

Geography[edit]

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).[3] 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[edit]

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.[4]

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[edit]

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. 2013 10,943 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[2]

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[edit]

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

Education[edit]

The Chino Valley School District presently operates four school facilities in the Town of Chino Valley. Del Rio Elementary and Territorial Elementary house the District's 1,200 Pre-K through Fourth Grade students, equally divided between the schools.

Heritage Middle School educates fifth through eighth graders in the district. Two County Teachers of the Year and Two Channel 3 Silver Apple Teacher award winners are on the HMS faculty.

Chino Valley High School partners with Yavapai College Campus for Agribusiness, Science & Technology, located in Chino Valley, where seniors may jointly enroll in CVHS and Yavapai for advanced study. The school's Aquaculture & Biotech Lab, Greenhouse and Livestock Facilities support the FFA program. CVHS houses five computer lab environments for students plus programs in music and art, and an FBLA program, along with the full component of extracurricular activities and sports programs.

The District operates under the supervision of a five member Governing Board and one District Superintendent. The District presently employs 7 administrators and 6 directors on a full-time basis, 158 certified teachers and 190 full and part-time classified employees.

Chino Valley has two charter schools that operate in the town. Mingus Springs is a kindergarten - 8th grade school that services over 180 students. Excel Education Centers is a 6th grade - 12th grade school that services over 50 students.

Chino Valley also has a campus of Yavapai College. It is the home of The X Factor USA contestant Drew Ryniewicz.

Government[edit]

Title Name
Mayor Chris Marley
Vice Mayor Darryl Croft
Council Member Pat McKee
Council Member Linda Hatch
Council Member Mike Best
Council Member Darryl Croft
Council Member Lon Turner

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Massey, Peter; Wilson, Jeanne (April 24, 2006). Backcountry Adventures Arizona: The Ultimate Guide to the Arizona Backcountry for Anyone With a Sport Utility Vehicle. Adler Publishing Co. pp. 65, 261. ISBN 1-930193-28-9. Retrieved July 31, 2010. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 

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