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Chino Valley is a town in Yavapai Countymarker, Arizonamarker, United Statesmarker. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 10,503.

Geography

Chino Valley is located at (34.758381, -112.449758) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 18.6 square miles (48.1 km²), all of it land.

History

Chino Valley is the site of the first Territorial Capital of Arizona. The capital moved to Prescott, 15 miles away, in 1864. U.S. Army Cavalry Lt. Amiel W. Whipple, while traveling through the area in 1854, gave the community its name. "Chino" is the Mexican name for the abundant curly grama grass growing in the area.

In 1895, a narrow gauge branch of the United Verde and Pacific Railroad to Jerome, joining the Prescott and Arizona Central, was completed, and Jerome Junction was established. Between 1900 and 1925, the activities of Jerome Junction were absorbed by Chino Valley.

The town of Chino Valley was incorporated in 1970.

The town is in north central Arizona, on state Highway 89, 15 miles north of Prescott and 35 miles south of Ash Fork, which is on Interstate 40. It is at an elevation of 4,750 feet.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,835 people, 3,030 households, and 2,172 families residing in the town. The population density was 421.6 people per square mile (162.8/km²). There were 3,256 housing units at an average density of 175.2/sq mi (67.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.07% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.59% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. 9.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,030 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,289, and the median income for a family was $35,013. Males had a median income of $27,160 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,555. About 12.6% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

Weather

Average weather in Chino Valley, Arizona
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temp. (°F) 37.9 41.4 46.0 52.3 60.4 69.8 75.6 74.1 67.6 56.8 44.9 37.9
High temperature (°F) 52.7 57.2 62.2 69.6 77.6 88.5 91.8 89.8 84.7 74.6 62.1 53.4
Low temperature (°F) 23.0 25.6 29.7 35.0 43.1 51.1 59.3 58.3 50.4 39.0 27.7 22.3
Precipitation (in) 1.1 1.3 1.2 .5 .5 .4 1.7 2.0 1.6 1.0 .8 .9


Normal climate in Chino Valley, Arizona
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days with precip. 7 7 8 6 4 3 10 11 7 5 5 6
Wind speed (mph) 6.4 6.6 7.1 7.6 7.4 7.1 5.7 5.2 5.7 5.9 6.5 6.5
Morning humidity (%) 73 72 70 64 60 51 64 74 71 68 69 71
Afternoon humidity (%) 48 43 39 30 26 20 35 42 35 34 41 49
Sunshine (%) 77 74 77 83 88 87 76 77 82 80 76 73
Days clear of clouds 12 11 12 12 16 18 10 11 17 17 15 14
Partly cloudy days 6 6 8 9 9 8 13 13 9 7 7 6
Cloudy days 12 11 12 9 7 4 8 8 5 7 8 11
Snowfall (in) 18.3 16.5 19.7 8.9 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.8 8.9 14.3


Education

The Chino Valley School District presently operates four school facilities in the Town of Chino Valley. Del Rio Elementary and Territorial Elementary house the District's 1,200 Pre-K through Fifth Grade students, equally divided between the schools.

Heritage Middle School educates sixth through eighth graders in the district. Two County Teachers of the Year and Two Channel 3 Silver Apple Teacher award winners are on the HMS faculty.

Chino Valley High School partners with Yavapai College Campus for Agribusiness, Science & Technology, located in Chino Valley, where seniors may jointly enroll in CVHS and Yavapai for advanced study. The school's Aquaculture & Biotech Lab, Greenhouse and Livestock Facilities support the FFA program. CVHS houses five computer lab environments for students plus programs in music and art, and an FBLA program, along with the full component of extracurricular activities and sports programs.

The District operates under the supervision of a five member Governing Board and one District Superintendent. The District presently employs 7 administrators and 6 directors on a full-time basis, 158 certified teachers and 190 full and part-time classified employees.

Chino Valley has two charter schools that operate in the town. Mingus Springs is a kindergarten - 8th grade school that services over 180 students. Excel Education Centers is a 6th grade - 12th grade school that services over 50 students.

Chino Valley also has a campus of Yavapai College.

Government

Mayor Jim Bunker
Vice Mayor Ron Romley
Council Member Joel Baker
Council Member Dean Echols
Council Member Linda Hatch
Council Member Carl Tenney
Council Member Gloria Moore


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