Why CDP, Arizona
Population 234


Median Home Value
Half are $12,000 - $93,600
Median Year Housing Built
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
Poverty Rate

While many may refer to the city of Why as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP). It is a rural city located in southern Arizona. Why is one of 5 cities in Pima County.

Why, AZ is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Why, AZ is a part of the Tucson, AZ Metro Area.



Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied


Estimated Abandoned Homes

This estimate includes vacant housing that is not for rent, rented, for sale, sold, for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, or for migrant workers.


Median Owner Occupied Home Value


Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.



Median Household Income


Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.


Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.


Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings


Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Why, AZ, 57% of people are neither employed or looking for work.



Total Population


The climate estimates use Why, AZ weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at XNP.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are higher than 99% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 97% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are lower than 98% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

State2013 ACSAZ
Summary Level2013 ACSplace
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0007314
Region2013 ACS4
Division2013 ACS8
State FIPS2013 ACS04
Place FIPS2013 ACS82670
Name2013 ACSWhy CDP, Arizona
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US0482670
GEOID2013 ACS0482670
Population2013 ACS234
Housing Units2013 ACS146
Land Area2013 ACS9.0 square miles
Population Density2013 ACS26.1 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[32.224639,-112.760196], [32.285838,-112.702536],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS32.25897014728, -112.73073248447