Springerville, Arizona

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Springerville is a town in Apache County, Arizona, United States within the White Mountains. Its postal ZIP Code is 85938. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 1,956.[2]

The town growing around Henry Springer's trading post was officially given its name May 10, 1876.[3] Before that time it had gone by names such as Colorado Chiquito, Milligan Settlement, and Valle Redondo (Round Valley). It was incorporated in 1948. Springerville sits at an elevation of 6,974 feet. Along with its neighbor Eagar, both communities make up the place known as Round Valley which is in the northeastern part of Arizona close to the New Mexico border.

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Geography

Springerville is located at 34°8′11″N 109°16′45″W / 34.13639°N 109.27917°W / 34.13639; -109.27917 (34.136342, -109.279227).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.7 square miles (30.3 km²), of which, 11.6 square miles (29.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (1.20%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,972 people, 753 households, and 499 families residing in the town. The population density was 170.8 people per square mile (65.9/km²). There were 896 housing units at an average density of 77.6/sq mi (30.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.46% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 6.54% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 10.24% from other races, and 3.04% from two or more races. 25.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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