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Eagar, Arizona

Eagar is a town in Apache County, Arizona, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 4,126.

Geography

Eagar is located at (34.106703, -109.292725).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.3 square miles (29.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,033 people, 1,344 households, and 1,073 families residing in the town. The population density was 355.6 people per square mile (137.3/km²). There were 1,713 housing units at an average density of 151.1/sq mi (58.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.08% White, 3.35% Native American, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.12% Asian, 0.35% Pacific Islander, 4.91% from other races, and 3.77% from two or more races. 13.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,344 households out of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the town the population was spread out with 36.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,378, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $36,111 versus $21,274 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,623. About 7.8% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

Town information

The current town mayor is Cathy Eagar. The town is well known for tourism. The largest ski resort in Arizona is only a 30 minute drive from Eagar. The town is located in a beautiful valley right below the White Mountains. The White Mountains have the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in the world. The town is also home to the first enclosed high school football field, the Round Valley dome, or Round Valley Ensphere.

Education

The town is served by Round Valley Unified School District.

The town is served by four neighborhood schools: Round Valley Primary School (in nearby Springerville), Round Valley Intermediate School, Round Valley Middle School, and Round Valley High School. The intermediate, middle, and high schools are in Eagar.

In addition, White Mountain Academy, a K-12 charter school, is located in Eagar.

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