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The population of Duncan is approximately 812 (2000), 696 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 314 (1990), 289 (2010).

The amount of land area in Duncan is 6.621 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Duncan is 2.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Duncan to Washington DC is 1919 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is 187 miles. (as the crow flies)
Duncan is positioned 32.73 degrees north of the equator and 109.09 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Duncan elevation is 3,759 feet above sea level.
Duncan median income is $27,368 (2000).

The Duncan median home price is $41,600 (2000).

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Duncan location: in southeastern Arizona near the New Mexico Border. The Gila River runs through Duncan. It is also near the town of Franklin. Clifton is 25.9 miles north of the town with Safford and Thatcher around 43 miles to the northwest.

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Duncan history:

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Duncan was first known as Purdy. When the Arizona and New Mexico Railroad came through in the early 1880s, the name was changed to Duncan. There are two versions for the naming of the town. One says it was named for James Duncan who was with the Arizona Copper Company. The other story said the rail stop was owned by a man named Duncan Smith. During this "wild west" time period, this out-of-the way town was a stop and watering point for many of the outlaws of the era.
The incorporation date of Duncan: 1938

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Duncan attractions:

Greenlee County Fair & Racing
Fairgrounds Rd
Duncan, AZ 85534
Phone: 928-359-9037

Duncan is a great place to go rock hounding. Many different types of rocks are present for the collector, including small geodes, obsidian, and fire agate. A great place to go look is at the Lazy B Ranch just west of Duncan, which straddles the AZ/NM border. Take Highway 70 west past the NM state line. Shortly after the state line will be the turnoff to the Lazy B Ranch to the south. Signs are available to the public directing them to the rockhound area.

The Lazy B Ranch, located near Duncan, was owned for many years by the Day family and was the childhood home of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner.

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