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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Thatcher is a town in Arizona with a population of 4,982. Thatcher is in Graham County. Living in Thatcher offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Thatcher there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Thatcher and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Thatcher are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$785
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Thatcher Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    237.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,109.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    21%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    46%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Thatcher

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,694
National
$55,322
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Thatcher Reviews

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This is a super amazing place to live! The people are all so nice, the schools are great, and the playgrounds and parks are fantastic! Not to mention that Thatcher is the second safest city in Arizona.
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I love Thatcher! I grew up in the city, and this has been my first small town experience. The area is gorgeous, with Mt. Graham overlooking the city. I love to look at it as I run through the cotton fields on my morning runs. I came here to go to nursing school at Eastern Arizona College. The program has been a great experience, and whenever I drive down to Phoenix to work at the hospitals, I am reminded about how grateful I am for the lack of traffic congestion here. I haven't had difficulty getting a job here. There aren't that many places to eat at, but the restaurants we do have are delicious, my favorite being Casa Mahana. I feel like there are good people here. I would love to raise a family here someday.
Thatcher is an amazing college town. At times it can seem small and have nothing to do, but with further exploration lots of fun things can be found. There are hot springs, natural rock water slides and even ice caves on Mt. Graham. I love living in Thatcher!