Heber-Overgaard, Arizona


Heber-Overgaard, Arizona
A view of the famous Rodeo-Chediski (2003) fire from Heber-Overgaard

Heber-Overgaard is a "Census Designated Place" that is actually two old settlements that are right against each other among the tall pines at the top of the Mogollon Rim (at about 6,500' elevation). This is inside the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest: lots of trees, lots of lakes, excellent fishing, good hiking trails, and huge views. It's also a lot cooler here about 2,000' above the southern Arizona desert floor.

Heber is named after Heber J. Grant, a prominent Mormon who settled here in the late 1870's. The first post office was established in 1890. Oklahoma Flats was just to the east but had its' name changed to Overgaard (after the owner of the first sawmill established there) in the 1930's.

These two settlements are at the junction of Route 260 and Route 277. This has become a reasonably high-end summer vacation/resort area, although the Rodeo-Chediski wildfire that consumed some 467,066 acres in June/July 2003 was a pretty hard hit on the area.

The population of Heber-Overgaard is up more than 5% since 2000.

Fast Facts about Heber-Overgaard, Arizona
Heber-Overgaard, Navajo County, AZ 85933
Latitude: 34.4132°N
Longitude: 110.5644°W
Founded: 1876
Elevation: 6,435'

Education:
High School or Higher: 83.5%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 9.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.1%
Cost of Living Index for Heber-Overgaard: 86.5

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $27,600
Median Home Value: $148,100
Median Resident Age: 53.1 Years
Major Industries:
Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Forestry, Real Estate Services, Government, Health Care, Educational Services, Retail Services, Transportation Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 8.8%
 
2010 Population Demographics
Total Population
2,822
Males
1,428
Females
1,394
Population by Age
Under 18
552
18 & over
2,270
20-24
85
25-34
204
35-49
379
50-64
753
65 & over
795
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
326
Non Hispanic or Latino
2,496
Population by Race
White
2,545
African-American
7
Asian
8
Native American
60
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
5
Other
126
Two or more
71
 
Navajo County Pages