Rio Rico, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rio Rico, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Rio Rico Census Designated Place had a population of 18,951 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rio Rico is located at latitude 31.4982 and longitude -110.9878 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Rio Rico Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 62.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,481 feet.

The Rio Rico Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629190) 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 Rio Rico Census Designated Place is located within Nogales Division of Santa Cruz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rio Rico 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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Rio Rico Census Designated Place, AZ Boundary Map

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


Total Population 18,951
Population in Households 18,913
Population in Familes 17,375
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density1 304
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 5,690
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 4,742
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 6,512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,432 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,257 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 822 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $143,198
Average Home Value $175,468


Median Household Income $47,348
Average Household Income $59,567
Per Capita Income $18,154
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.24%
Households 0.18% -0.13%
Families -0.04% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
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.

Rio Rico, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Rico 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 # 43 91st
Population Density1 # 173 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 122 73rd
Median Household Income # 104 77th
Per Capita Income # 262 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.