Whetstone, Arizona

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Whetstone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, north of Sierra Vista. The population was 2,354 at the 2000 census.



Whetstone was once named Sulger City, after a rich landowner who lived in the area. Paul Sulger.


Whetstone is located at 31°42′14″N 110°20′53″W / 31.70389°N 110.34806°W / 31.70389; -110.34806 (31.703917, -110.347996).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.8 square miles (30.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,354 people, 904 households, and 664 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 199.5 people per square mile (77.0/km²). There were 1,056 housing units at an average density of 89.5/sq mi (34.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.03% White, 2.93% Black or African American, 1.23% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 6.50% from other races, and 4.46% from two or more races. 13.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 904 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

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