City OverviewAs of 2009, Quartzsite's population is 3,497 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.04 percent.
The median home cost in Quartzsite is $62,920. Home appreciation the last year has been -6.90 percent.
Compared to the rest of the country, Quartzsite's cost of living is 13.73% Higher than the U.S. average.
Quartzsite public schools spend $5,450 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $6,058. There are about 17 students per teacher in Quartzsite.
The unemployment rate in Quartzsite is 8.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 8.50%). Recent job growth is Negative. Quartzsite jobs have Decreased by 5.00 percent.
|People||Quartzsite, AZ||United States|
The 2009 Quartzsite, AZ, population is 3,497. There are 95 people per square mile (population density).
Family in Quartzsite, AZThe median age is 66.7. The US median is 37.6. 69.44% of people in Quartzsite, AZ, are married. 12.83% are divorced.
The average household size is 1.8 people. 3.18% of people are married, with children. 1.76% have children, but are single.
Race in Quartzsite, AZ94.22% of people are white, 0.23% are black, 0.29% are asian, 1.87% are native american, and 3.71% claim 'Other'.
5.61% of the people in Quartzsite, AZ, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 94.39% are non-hispanic).
|Health||Quartzsite, AZ||United States|
|Air Quality (100=best)||87||48|
|Water Quality (100=best)||44||55|
|Superfund Sites (100=best)||89||71|
|Physicians per 100k||76.4||169.7|
There are 76 physicians per 100,000 population in Quartzsite, AZ. The US average is 170.
Quartzsite, AZ Health IndexAir quality in Quartzsite, AZ is 87 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is based on ozone alert days and number of pollutants in the air, as reported by the EPA.
Water quality in Quartzsite, AZ is 44 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators.
Superfund index is 89 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts.
|Economy||Quartzsite, AZ||United States|
|Recent Job Growth||-5.00%||-3.10%|
|Future Job Growth||21.50%||26.40%|
|Income per Cap.||$18,623||$24,020|
|ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME|
|Income Less Than 15K||23.12%||13.64%|
|Income between 15K and 25K||23.12%||11.21%|
|Income between 25K and 35K||20.02%||11.46%|
|Income between 35K and 50K||19.16%||15.84%|
|Income between 50K and 75K||9.45%||19.28%|
|Income between 75K and 100K||2.69%||11.53%|
|Income between 100K and 150K||1.52%||10.70%|
|Income between 150K and 250K||0.61%||4.43%|
|Income between 250K and 500K||0.25%||1.31%|
|Income greater than 500K||0.05%||0.61%|
|POPULATION BY OCCUPATION|
|Management, Business, and Financial Operations||5.32%||13.61%|
|Professional and Related Occupations||13.30%||20.24%|
|Sales and Office||32.08%||26.74%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||0.63%||0.74%|
|Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance||11.11%||9.48%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving||12.05%||14.44%|
The unemployment rate in Quartzsite, AZ, is 8.50%, with job growth of -5.00%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 21.50%.
Quartzsite, AZ TaxesQuartzsite, AZ,sales tax rate is 9.10%. Income tax is 3.90%.
Quartzsite, AZ Income and SalariesThe income per capita is $18,623, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $27,525.
|Housing||Quartzsite, AZ||United States|
|Median Home Age||24||27|
|Median Home Cost||$62,920||$202,300|
|Property Tax Rate||$9.32||$13.28|
|OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS BY VALUE|
|Less Than $20,000||30.85%||3.01%|
|$20,000 to $39,999||12.64%||4.37%|
|$40,000 to $59,999||12.58%||5.74%|
|$60,000 to $79,999||11.61%||7.07%|
|$80,000 to $99,999||8.42%||8.41%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||14.00%||19.74%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||6.43%||14.06%|
|$200,000 to $299,999||1.82%||16.59%|
|$300,000 to $399,999||0.97%||8.21%|
|$400,000 to $499,999||0.28%||4.53%|
|$500,000 to $749,999||0.40%||4.75%|
|$1,000,000 or more||0.00%||1.86%|
|HOUSING UNITS BY YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT|
|1999 to October 2005||9.18%||10.15%|
|1995 to 1998||7.00%||6.69%|
|1990 to 1994||11.15%||6.70%|
|1980 to 1989||24.45%||14.75%|
|1970 to 1979||33.15%||17.11%|
|1960 to 1969||7.47%||12.78%|
|1950 to 1959||3.80%||11.64%|
|1940 to 1949||1.23%||6.64%|
|1939 or Earlier||2.57%||13.55%|
The median home value in Quartzsite, AZ, is $62,920. Home appreciation is -6.90% over the last year. The median age of Quartzsite, AZ, real estate is 24 years.
Quartzsite, AZ Apartments and RentalsRenters make up 6.33% of the Quartzsite, AZ, population. 40.96% of houses and apartments in Quartzsite, AZ, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
|Crime||Quartzsite, AZ||United States|
Quartzsite, AZ, violent crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 10, is 2. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The US average is 3.
Quartzsite, AZ, property crime, on a scale from 1 (low) to 10, is 3. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The US average is 3.
|Climate||Quartzsite, AZ||United States|
|Avg. July High||108.2||86.5|
|Avg. Jan. Low||38.3||20.8|
|Comfort Index (higher=better)||44||44|
Quartzsite, AZ, gets 4 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 0 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 17.
On average, there are 307 sunny days per year in Quartzsite, AZ. The July high is around 108 degrees. The January low is 38. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 44 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
|Education||Quartzsite, AZ||United States|
|Students per Librarian||462||907|
|Students per Counselor||0||546|
|2 yr College Grad.||3.14%||8.22%|
|4 yr College Grad.||6.08%||15.16%|
|High School Grads.||70.54%||79.62%|
Quartzsite, AZ, schools spend $5,450 per student. There are 17 pupils per teacher, 462 students per librarian, and 0 children per counselor in Quartzsite, AZ schools.
|Transportation||Quartzsite, AZ||United States|
|Work at Home||6.25%||5.46%|
|COMMUTE TIME TO WORK|
|Commute Less Than 15 min.||72.53%||28.89%|
|Commute 15 to 29 min.||11.26%||36.08%|
|Commute 30 to 44 min.||4.44%||19.35%|
|Commute 45 to 59 min.||7.68%||7.57%|
|Commute greater than 60 min.||4.10%||8.12%|
The average one-way commute in Quartzsite, AZ, takes 17 minutes. 57% of commuters drive their own car alone. 19% carpool with others. 0% take mass transit and 6% work from home.
Cost of Living
|Costofliving||Quartzsite, AZ||United States|
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Quartzsite, AZ is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Quartzsite, AZ is more expensive.
Overall, Quartzsite, AZ cost of living is 113.73.
|Religion||Quartzsite, AZ||United States|
24.49% of the people in Quartzsite, AZ are religious, meaning they affiliate with a religion. 7.60% are Catholic; 8.47% are Protestant; 4.17% are LDS; 3.16% are another Christian faith; 1.01% in Quartzsite, AZ are Jewish; 0.08% are an eastern faith; 0.00% affilitates with Islam.
|Voting||Quartzsite, AZ||United States|
36.55% of the people in Quartzsite, AZ are registered as Democrats. 62.42% are registered Republican. Remaining are independent: 1.03%.
|Quatrzsite is Not Worth the Trip - 2/10/2009|
Have been going to Quartzsite for about 15 years for the flea market and shows and things have been going downhill at this yearly event in recent years. The town has been charging ever more money to vendors to set up their stalls in Quartzsite and over the last couple of years, there has been fewer and fewer vendors showing up. It just isn't worth the trip anymore.
Also, there is a police presence in Quartzsite that I'd not noticed in recent years. The town has become a police trap with the cops shaking down out of state tourists - no not me, but I heard complaints from others. There are better places to visit.