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Mescal, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Mescal Census Designated Place had a population of 1,811 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mescal is located at latitude 31.9674 and longitude -110.4366 in Cochise County. The formal boundaries for the Mescal Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cochise County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,085 feet.

The Mescal Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582826) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Mescal Census Designated Place is located within Benson Division of Cochise County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mescal population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mescal, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,811
Population in Households 1,811
Population in Familes 1,478
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 373
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 775
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 534
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 881 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 633 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $124,719
Average Home Value $167,286


Median Household Income $44,645
Average Household Income $57,891
Per Capita Income $24,410
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% 1.25%
Households 0.17% 1.38%
Families 0.43% 1.38%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mescal, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mescal to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 160 65th
Population Density1 # 153 67th
Diversity Index2 # 214 53rd
Median Household Income # 127 72nd
Per Capita Income # 116 75th

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