Seligman is a small town in Yavapai County, Arizona. During the 2000 census, Seligman had only 456 residents, though the town's location on historic Route 66 and on the railroad that runs through the area gave it far more importance than it has now.
The town of Seligman came into existence in large part because of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway that ran through the area in the late 19th century: Seligman was the place where the Railway split, with one line running south towards Prescott. Seligman became a stopping place for railcars and the workers who ran them, sprouting numerous hotels and restaurants. These came into even more use between 1926 and 1978, when U.S. Route 66 ran right through the middle of Seligman, bringing tourists, migrants, and movers who were going westward to California. However, Interstate 40 was soon built nearby to run parallel with Route 66. This took away most of that traffic that used to pass through Seligman.
Seligman has since fallen on hard times. According to CityData, the median household income of residents in Seligman was only $32,850 in 2015, well below Arizona's state median of $51,492. More than a quarter of Seligman's residents now live beneath the federal poverty line.
Unfortunately, due to the small size of Seligman, crime statistics in the town are unreliable, as they can change radically with only one or two incidents.