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Thatcher, Arizona

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Welcome to Thatcher ...

The town of Thatcher is located in Graham County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thatcher has a population of 5,202 people<2> (see below for details).

Thatcher was established in 1881.

The community of Thatcher is 2,900 feet [884 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Thatcher is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from Thatcher (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.

Thatcher lies within the (928) area code.

The ZIP code for Thatcher: 85552<4>

Websites for Thatcher ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thatcher had an population of 5,202 people. This is an increase of 6.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thatcher had a population of 4,865 people (or 13.07% of the total population of Graham County). This makes Thatcher the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Thatcher represents 0.08% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,865 people, the population of Thatcher increased 20.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,022 people).

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

Communities Also Named Thatcher ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Thatcher - they are located in Colorado, Idaho (3), Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah and Washington.

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

Communities near Thatcher ...

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

  • Pima [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pima
    • Pima [Graham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Thatcher
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,588 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pima
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pima<6>
  • Bryce [Graham County]
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    • Bryce [Graham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Thatcher
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryce
  • Cactus Flat [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cactus Flat
    • Cactus Flat [Graham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Thatcher
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cactus Flat
  • Lebanon [Graham County]
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    • Lebanon [Graham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Thatcher
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Solomon [Graham County]
    • Swift Trail Junction [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swift Trail Junction
      • Swift Trail Junction [Graham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Thatcher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift Trail Junction
    • Artesia [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Graham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Thatcher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
    • San Jose [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Jose
      • San Jose [Graham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Thatcher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Jose
    • Eden [Graham County]
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      • Eden [Graham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Thatcher
      • 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
    • Ashurst [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashurst
      • Ashurst [Graham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Thatcher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashurst

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 Thatcher. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thatcher.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thatcher. 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 Thatcher.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thatcher. See our Newspapers Page for Thatcher.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thatcher ...

Looking for more information about Thatcher? 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 Thatcher, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thatcher.

Adding Thatcher to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Thatcher in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Thatcher was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Thatcher on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Arizona and New Mexico (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Thatcher on our Genealogy Page.

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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 Thatcher.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thatcher - 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 town (such as Thatcher). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thatcher 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thatcher) 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 Thatcher. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThatcherOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thatcher. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8491, Longitude: -109.7590    
<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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