Population, Race and Ethnicity
Peridot is a Census-designated place spanning Gila County and Graham County in Arizona with a population of 1,643. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 0.00% of residents identify as white, 0.00% as Black or African American, 93.90% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.00% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 5.50% as Hispanic or Latino, and 0.50% as some other race or combination of races.
Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.
The population of Peridot is younger than the United States as a whole. The median age is 22.5 years, 15.4 years less than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 6.60% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.
Family and household composition
Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In Peridot, 36.70% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 4.70% of households are occupied by single male householders, 42.80% by single female householders, and 15.80% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 74.70% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.
English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Arizona and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in Peridot, 89.5% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 91.1% of the 5 and older population across Arizona only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.
Residents of Peridot are less likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 29.6% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Arizona as a whole, 47.1% of residents 15 and older are married.
Divorce is less common in Peridot than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 8.4% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Arizona, 12.3% of the 15 and older population is divorced.
An estimated 54.3% of Peridot residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.
In Peridot, 3.2% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 9.2% of the civilian population in all of Arizona.
In Peridot, adults are less likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, and are less likely to have a four-year college education. Among Peridot residents 25 and older, 70.40% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 4.50% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Arizona, 86.8% of adults have graduated high school, and 28.9 have a bachelor’s degree.
The typical household in Peridot earns $33,125 a year, about $27,200 less than the national median of $60,293 and $23,100 less than the median household income across the state of $56,213.
Serious financial hardship is more common in Peridot than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 38.30%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 16.1% of the population lives below the poverty line.
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