Mayer, Arizona

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Mayer, Arizona
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Mayer, Arizona
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°25′9″N112°14′59″W / 34.41917°N 112.24972°W / 34.41917; -112.24972 Coordinates: 34°25′9″N112°14′59″W / 34.41917°N 112.24972°W / 34.41917; -112.24972
Country United States
State Arizona
County Yavapai
Area
[1]
  Total20.08 sq mi (52.00 km2)
  Land20.08 sq mi (52.00 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
4,415 ft (1,346 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total1,497
  Estimate 
(2016) [2]
N/A
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
ZIP code
86333
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-45180
GNIS feature ID0031605

Mayer is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. The population was 1,408 at the 2000 census. Mayer includes three sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Mayer Apartments, Mayer Business Block, and Mayer Red Brick Schoolhouse.

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

Yavapai County, Arizona County in the United States

Yavapai County is near the center of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of the 2010 census, its population was 211,073. The county seat is Prescott.

Arizona state of the United States of America

Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

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The 1993–94 CBS comedy/western television series Harts of the West , starring Beau Bridges and his father, Lloyd Bridges, was filmed in Mayer but set in Nevada.

Comedy genre of dramatic works intended to be humorous

In a modern sense, comedy refers to any discourse or work generally intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, television, film, stand-up comedy, or any other medium of entertainment. The origins of the term are found in Ancient Greece. In the Athenian democracy, the public opinion of voters was influenced by the political satire performed by the comic poets at the theaters. The theatrical genre of Greek comedy can be described as a dramatic performance which pits two groups or societies against each other in an amusing agon or conflict. Northrop Frye depicted these two opposing sides as a "Society of Youth" and a "Society of the Old." A revised view characterizes the essential agon of comedy as a struggle between a relatively powerless youth and the societal conventions that pose obstacles to his hopes. In this struggle, the youth is understood to be constrained by his lack of social authority, and is left with little choice but to take recourse in ruses which engender very dramatic irony which provokes laughter.

Western (genre) multimedia genre of stories set primarily in the American Old West

Western is a genre of various arts which tell stories set primarily in the latter half of the 19th century in the American Old West, often centering on the life of a nomadic cowboy or gunfighter armed with a revolver and a rifle who rides a horse. Cowboys and gunslingers typically wear Stetson hats, neckerchief bandannas, vests, spurs, cowboy boots and buckskins. Recurring characters include the aforementioned cowboys, Native Americans, bandits, lawmen, bounty hunters, outlaws, gamblers, soldiers, and settlers. The ambience is usually punctuated with a Western music score, including American and Mexican folk music such as country, Native American music, New Mexico music, and rancheras.

<i>Harts of the West</i> television series

Harts of the West is an American Western/comedy–drama series starring Beau Bridges and his father, Lloyd Bridges, set on a dude ranch in Nevada. The series aired on CBS from September 1993, to June 1994.

History

From May to June 1942, 245 Japanese Americans were confined at the Mayer Assembly Center, one of 17 temporary detention camps built to hold Japanese Americans removed from the West Coast after the U.S. entered World War II. The 69 families were mostly from Maricopa County's Salt River Valley area, and lived in military-style barracks on the converted Civilian Conservation Corps camp for just under a month before being transferred to the more permanent and isolated internment camp at Poston, Arizona. [3]

Japanese Americans ethnic group

Japanese Americans are Americans who are fully or partially of Japanese descent, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics. Japanese Americans were among the three largest Asian American ethnic communities during the 20th century; but, according to the 2000 census, they have declined in number to constitute the sixth largest Asian American group at around 1.4 million, including those of partial ancestry. According to the 2010 census, the largest Japanese American communities were found in California with 272,528, Hawaii with 185,502, New York with 37,780, Washington with 35,008, Illinois with 17,542, and Ohio with 16,995. Southern California has the largest Japanese American population in North America and the city of Torrance holds the densest Japanese American population in the 48 contiguous states.

Internment of Japanese Americans Internment in the United States

The internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II was the forced relocation and incarceration in concentration camps in the western interior of the country of between 110,000 and 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, most of whom lived on the Pacific coast. Sixty-two percent of the internees were United States citizens. These actions were ordered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt shortly after Imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

World War II 1939–1945 global war

World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. The major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease, and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.

Geography

Mayer is located at 34°25′9″N112°14′59″W / 34.41917°N 112.24972°W / 34.41917; -112.24972 (34.419154, −112.249779). [4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 20.1 square miles (52 km2), all of it land.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mayer has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps. [5]

Semi-arid climate climat with precipitation below potential evapotranspiration

A semi-arid climate or steppe climate is the climate of a region that receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not as low as a desert climate. There are different kinds of semi-arid climates, depending on variables such as temperature, and they give rise to different biomes.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
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Old Mayer fire engine

As of the census [7] of 2000, there were 1,408 people, 585 households, and 379 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 70.2 people per square mile (27.1/km²). There were 714 housing units at an average density of 35.6 per square mile (13.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.82% White, 1.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 2.63% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. 8.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 585 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $28,412, and the median income for a family was $33,988. Males had a median income of $38,304 versus $21,417 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,297. About 14.1% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

National Register of Historic Places

The following pictured properties in Mayer are listed in the National Register of Historic Places: [8]

See also

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References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. Masumoto, Marie. "Mayer (detention facility)" Densho Encyclopedia. Retrieved June 23, 2014.
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. Climate Summary for Mayer, Arizona
  6. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  8. National Register of Historic Properties: Yavapai County