Casa Grande, Arizona


Casa Grande, Arizona
Old Town in Casa Grande, Arizona

Casa Grande is located near the point where the I-10 and I-8 separate with the I-8 heading west to Gila Bend and Yuma. Casa Grande is the largest city in Pinal County and is named for the Hohokam ruins at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (which is actually in Coolidge). Casa Grande was founded during the Arizona mining boom in 1879. When the railroad came to town, Casa Grande was named "Terminus," because that railroad terminated here. However, the city was incorporated as Casa Grande in 1915.

Casa Grande may have been founded during the mining heydays but for many years, the local economy was based on cotton and dairy farms. Recently, though, the city has become more of a bedroom community with a large number of residents commuting to jobs in Phoenix or Tucson daily. Casa Grande is also beginning to attract some manufacturing facilities and retail outlets, including an outlet mall on the south side of town. Just west of Casa Grande proper is the Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort where the San Francisco Giants used to do their spring training.

Between 2000 and 2014 the population of Casa Grande more than doubled.

Fast Facts about Casa Grande, Arizona
Casa Grande, Pinal County, AZ
Zip Codes: 85222, 85230, 85293
Latitude: 32.8923°N
Longitude: 111.7359°W
Incorporated: 1915
Elevation: 1,405'

Education:
High School or Higher: 73.6%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 17.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 6.8%
Cost of Living Index for Casa Grande: 90.6

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $38,200
Median Home Value: $97,400
Median Resident Age: 36.0 Years
Population Density: 911 People per Square Mile
Major Industries:
Government, Lodging & Food Services, Educational Services, Health Care, Construction, Agriculture, Waste Management Services, Social Services, Retail Services, Finance & Insurance Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 10.3%
 
2010 Population Demographics
Total Population
48,571
Males
23,536
Females
25,035
Population by Age
Under 18
13,557
18 & over
35,014
20-24
2,810
25-34
5,996
35-49
8,506
50-64
8,707
65 & over
7,683
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
18,932
Non Hispanic or Latino
29,639
Population by Race
White
32,687
African-American
2,245
Asian
875
Native American
2,232
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
87
Other
7,953
Two or more
2,492
 
Pinal County Pages