Mammoth, Arizona

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Mammoth, Arizona
Town
God's Filling Station
God's Filling Station
Location in Pinal County and the state of Arizona
Location in Pinal County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 32°43′20″N 110°38′39″W / 32.72222°N 110.64417°W / 32.72222; -110.64417Coordinates: 32°43′20″N 110°38′39″W / 32.72222°N 110.64417°W / 32.72222; -110.64417
Country United States
State Arizona
County Pinal
Founded c. 1872
Incorporated 1958
Government
 • Mayor James "Craig" Williams
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,359 ft (719 m)
Population (2007)[1][2]
 • Total 2,427
 • Density 1,970.0/sq mi (773.9/km2)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 85618
Area code(s) 520
FIPS code 04-43990
Website http://www.townofmammoth.com
A striking, old-time specimen of dioptase and wulfenite from the old Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine.

Mammoth is a town in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. The population was 1,762 at the 2000 census; according to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 2,167.[1]

Mammoth was founded c. 1872 as Mammoth Camp, serving the nearby Mammoth Mine. Until 2003, when it closed, Mammoth served as a bedroom community for the nearby San Manuel mine.

The nearby ghost town of Copper Creek is a popular local attraction.

Minerals from the old Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine are found in all major mineral collections. Tiger, Arizona was the townsite at the Tiger mine, but nothing remains of this ghost town.

Geography[edit]

Mammoth is located at 32°43′20″N 110°38′39″W / 32.72222°N 110.64417°W / 32.72222; -110.64417 (32.722140, -110.644209).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mammoth has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,762 people, 562 households, and 440 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,626.5 people per square mile (629.9/km²). There were 697 housing units at an average density of 643.4 per square mile (249.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 61.92% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 1.53% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 31.90% from other races, and 4.03% from two or more races. 72.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 562 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.54.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,861, and the median income for a family was $32,661. Males had a median income of $32,768 versus $19,028 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,878. About 23.8% of families and 28.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.4% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

Eulalia "Sister" Bourne, pioneer Arizona schoolteacher and author (Woman in Levis's, etc.), lived much of her life in the vicinity, at her homestead in Peppersauce Canyon near San Manuel, and later at her ranch on Copper Creek near Mammoth, where she died in 1984.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Arizona" (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. June 21, 2006. Retrieved November 15, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Arizona". United States Census Bureau. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Mammoth, Arizona
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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