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Welcome to Thatcher ...
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: www.thatcheraz.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.graham-chamber.com/
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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Thatcher: www.thatcheraz.com/
The official website for Graham County: www.graham.az.gov/
The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022