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Safford, Arizona

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Welcome to Safford ...

The city of Safford is located in Graham County<1> and is the County Seat for Graham County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Safford has a population of 9,983 people<2> (see below for details).

Safford was established in 1874.

The community of Safford is 2,910 feet [887 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Safford is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Safford lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Safford (for example, toward Virden (NM)), you will leave Mountain Standard Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT). In addition, you will be moving from an area that does not observe daylight saving time to one that does.

The telephone area code for Safford: (928)

The ZIP codes for Safford: 85546, 85548<4>

Websites for Safford ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Safford had an population of 9,983 people. This is an increase of 4.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Safford had a population of 9,566 people (which is 25.7% of the total population of Graham County). This makes Safford the county's most populous community.

The population of Safford represents 0.15% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,566 people, the population of Safford increased 3.62% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,232 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Safford.

Communities Also Named Safford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Safford - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Nevada and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Safford.

Communities near Safford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Safford.

  • Pima [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pima
    • Pima [Graham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Safford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,558 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pima
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pima<6>
  • Cactus Flat [Graham County]
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    • Cactus Flat [Graham County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Safford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cactus Flat
  • Central [Graham County]
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    • Central [Graham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Safford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
  • Lebanon [Graham County]
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    • Lebanon [Graham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Safford
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Solomon [Graham County]
    • Swift Trail Junction [Graham County]
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      • Swift Trail Junction [Graham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Safford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift Trail Junction
    • San Jose [Graham County]
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      • San Jose [Graham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Safford
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    • Artesia [Graham County]
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      • Artesia [Graham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Safford
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    • Bryce [Graham County]
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      • Bryce [Graham County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Safford
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    • Eden [Graham County]
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      • Eden [Graham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Safford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Safford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Safford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Safford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Safford. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Safford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Safford ...

Looking for more information about Safford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Safford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Safford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Graham County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Safford:

The official website for Graham County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Graham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Safford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Safford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Safford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Safford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Safford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Safford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Safford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Safford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8241, Longitude: -109.7162    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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