Pine, Arizona

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Pine, Arizona
Trail up Pine Canyon, in the Tonto National Forest
Trail up Pine Canyon, in the Tonto National Forest
Location in Gila County and the state of Arizona
Location in Gila County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 34°23′6″N 111°27′28″W / 34.38500°N 111.45778°W / 34.38500; -111.45778Coordinates: 34°23′6″N 111°27′28″W / 34.38500°N 111.45778°W / 34.38500; -111.45778
Country United States
State Arizona
County Gila
 • Total 31.8 sq mi (82.3 km2)
 • Land 31.8 sq mi (82.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,367 ft (1,636 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,931
 • Density 60.7/sq mi (23.5/km2)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 85544
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-55700
GNIS feature ID 0032916

Pine is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gila County, Arizona, United States. The population was 1,931 at the 2000 census. Pine was established by four Mormon families in 1879.

Pine and the adjacent community of Strawberry are rapidly growing vacation and retirement centers in north-central Arizona, below the Mogollon Rim. Pine's elevation is 5,448 feet, and the Pine post office was established in 1884.[1]


Large Rhinoceros beetle at the Pine gas station. This is a common species along the Mogollon Rim.

Pine is located at 34°23′6″N 111°27′28″W / 34.38500°N 111.45778°W / 34.38500; -111.45778 (34.385067, -111.457709).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 31.8 square miles (82 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,931 people, 882 households, and 604 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 60.8 people per square mile (23.5/km²). There were 2,242 housing units at an average density of 70.6 per square mile (27.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.89% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 1.09% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 1.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 882 households out of which 15.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.57.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 16.6% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 16.5% from 25 to 44, 41.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,099, and the median income for a family was $45,947. Males had a median income of $37,955 versus $34,167 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,080. About 5.1% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

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