Camp Verde, Arizona
Camp Verde started life as a military camp on the Verde River in north-central Arizona. This is a verdant area surrounded by Lower Sonoran Desert. The first settlers arrived in the early 1860's. The first military establishment was a tent colony overlooking the West Clear Creek-area farms. A more permanent fort was established as Camp Lincoln in 1865, then the name was quickly changed to Camp Verde. In 1871 a malaria outbreak forced the moving of the garrison to the center of what is now Camp Verde town. The name was changed again in 1878 to Fort Verde, in hopes of signifying permanence, but the Fort was officially decommissioned in 1890 and everything reverted to being just "Camp Verde."
18 miles of the Verde River are within the city limits. Most land outside the city limits is either National Forest Service or BLM.
Between 2000 and 2012 the population of Camp Verde rose by more than 15%.
Incorporated: December 8, 1986
High School or Higher:78.1 %
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 11.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.1%
Cost of Living Index for Camp Verde: 90.8
Median Household Income: $35,800
Median Home Value: $116,100
Median Resident Age: 44.0 Years
Construction, Health Care, Government, Lodging & Food Services, Educational Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Social Services, Transportation Services, Arts & Entertainment, Utilities, Retail Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 8.8%
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