Flowing Wells, Arizona

Coordinates: 32°17′29″N 111°0′32″W / 32.29139°N 111.00889°W / 32.29139; -111.00889
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Flowing Wells, Arizona
Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona
Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona
Flowing Wells, Arizona is located in the United States
Flowing Wells, Arizona
Flowing Wells, Arizona
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°17′29″N 111°0′32″W / 32.29139°N 111.00889°W / 32.29139; -111.00889
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyPima
Area
 • Total3.81 sq mi (9.87 km2)
 • Land3.81 sq mi (9.87 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,270 ft (692 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total15,657
 • Density4,110.53/sq mi (1,586.98/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST (no DST))
Area code520
FIPS code04-23960
GNIS feature ID1866983

Flowing Wells is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. It is a suburb of Tucson. The population was 16,419 at the 2010 census.[2]

The Flowing Wells community was given an All-America City Award by the National Civic League in 2007.

Geography[edit]

Flowing Wells is located at 32°17′29″N 111°0′32″W / 32.29139°N 111.00889°W / 32.29139; -111.00889 (32.291305, -111.008859).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), all land.

Flowing Wells is roughly bound by Interstate 10 to the West, the Rillito River to the North, and the City of Tucson to the South and East.

It is entirely within Arizona's 2nd congressional district, on the western side of the district. Additionally, it is within Arizona's 9th legislative district and primarily within Pima County's 3rd supervisor district, though the northern portion of the CDP is within the 1st supervisor district.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
199014,013
200015,0507.4%
201016,4199.1%
202015,657−4.6%
source:[4] [5]

As of the census[6] of 2020, there were 15,657 people, 6,951 households, and 3,849 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,110.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,587.1/km2). There were 7,210 housing units at an average density of 2,114.2 per square mile (816.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 43.4% White, 1.5% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 4.0% from other races, and 17.3% from two or more races. 49.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,951 households, out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.4 and the average family size was 3.0.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,092, and the median income for a family was $31,786. Males had a median income of $26,235 versus $21,972 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,833. About 15.2% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.2% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

In 2010 Flowing Wells had a population of 16,419. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 58.2% non-Hispanic white, 1.7% African American, 2.0% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% non-Hispanic of some other race, 3.7% two or more races and 36.3% Hispanic or Latino.[7]

Public safety[edit]

Law enforcement services are provided by the Foothills District of the Pima County Sheriff's Department with the portion of the CDP lying west of La Cholla Boulevard served by Beat 4 and the portion lying east of La Cholla Boulevard served by Beat 3.[8] Fire protection and paramedic services are provided by the Northwest Fire District.[9]

Economy[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Flowing Wells Unified School District operates public schools in Flowing Wells and serves much of Flowing Wells (the extreme eastern part of the census-designated place is served by Amphitheater Public Schools).[10]

Flowing Wells USD schools: Emily Meschter Early Learning Center is located in Flowing Wells.[11] District elementary schools in Flowing Wells include Centennial Elementary School,[12] Homer Davis Elementary School,[13] and Laguna Elementary School.[14] Flowing Wells Junior High School is located in Flowing Wells.[15]

Public libraries[edit]

Pima County Public Library operates the Flowing Wells Branch Library.[16]

Water[edit]

The Flowing Wells Irrigation District,[17] an independent public water provider founded in 1922, provides water for the southern majority portion of the CDP.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing (1790–2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2010.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 21, 2024.
  7. ^ 2010 population figures for Flowing Wells
  8. ^ https://pimamaps.pima.gov/Html5Viewer/index.html?configBase=https://pimamaps.pima.gov/Geocortex/Essentials/REST/sites/mainsite/viewers/mainmap/virtualdirectory/Resources/Config/Default&layerMapServiceId=primarysource-10&layerName=Parcels&query=parcel%20like%20%27101131340%27&zExtent=2&layertheme=0&fSelect=Y&runWorkflow=primarysource-UrlQuery
  9. ^ https://pimamaps.pima.gov/Html5Viewer/index.html?configBase=https://pimamaps.pima.gov/Geocortex/Essentials/REST/sites/mainsite/viewers/mainmap/virtualdirectory/Resources/Config/Default&layerMapServiceId=primarysource-10&layerName=Parcels&query=parcel%20like%20%27101131340%27&zExtent=2&layertheme=0&fSelect=Y&runWorkflow=primarysource-UrlQuery
  10. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Pima County, AZ" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. p. 2. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  11. ^ "sitelayout_03.jpg Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine." Emily Meschter Early Learning Center. Retrieved on January 18, 2011. "4605 N. La Cholla Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85705"
  12. ^ "centennial_edit08_09.jpg Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine." Centennial Elementary School. Retrieved on January 18, 2011. "2200 W. Wetmore Road Tucson, AZ 85705"
  13. ^ "sitelayout_042.jpg Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine." Homer Davis Elementary School. Retrieved on January 18, 2011. "4250 North Romero Road Tucson, Arizona 85705."
  14. ^ "footer_main_new.jpg Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine." Laguna Elementary School. Retrieved on January 18, 2011. "5001 N. Shannon Rd Tucson, AZ 85705."
  15. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine." Flowing Wells Junior High School. Retrieved on January 18, 2011. "Flowing Wells Junior High 4545 North La Cholla Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85705."
  16. ^ "Flowing Wells Branch Library." Pima County Public Library. Retrieved on January 18, 2011.
  17. ^ "About". Flowing Wells Irrigation District. March 18, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  18. ^ Flowing Wells Irrigation District. "Service Area Map". Flowing Wells Irrigation District. Retrieved April 21, 2021.

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