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Encyclopedia > Whetstone, Arizona

Whetstone is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Cochise County, Arizona north of Sierra Vista. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 2,354.


Location of Whetstone, Arizona

Whetstone is located at 31°42'14" North, 110°20'53" West (31.703917, -110.347996)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 30.6 km˛ (11.8 mi˛). 30.6 km˛ (11.8 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,354 people, 904 households, and 664 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 77.0/km˛ (199.5/mi˛). There are 1,056 housing units at an average density of 34.6/km˛ (89.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 84.03% White, 2.93% Black or African American, 1.23% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 6.50% from other races, and 4.46% from two or more races. 13.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 904 households out of which 32.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% are married couples living together, 10.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% are non-families. 20.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $34,507, and the median income for a family is $37,656. Males have a median income of $32,083 versus $25,424 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $16,370. 20.0% of the population and 13.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 32.3% of those under the age of 18 and 1.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=31.703917&longitude=-110.347996&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=31.703917&lon=-110.347996&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-110.347996&lat=31.703917&w=750&h=500)

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Whetstone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (108 words)
A stone used for sharpening knives and other cutting tools; see Whetstone (tool).
A benchmark for measuring computing power; see Whetstone (benchmark).
Operation Whetstone, a nuclear test program in the 1960s.
Whetstone Arizona Resource Guide, City or community of Whetstone, Arizona Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, ... (214 words)
The population of Whetstone is approximately 1,289 (1990).
The distance from Whetstone to Washington DC is 2006 miles.
Whetstone is positioned 31.70 degrees north of the equator and 110.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.
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