Rio Rico, AZ 85648 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 85648: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rio Rico, AZ 85648

Acceptable Alternative
Nogales, AZ 85648

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 322
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,166
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Santa Cruz County
  • Centroid: Latitude 31.486, Longitude -111.003
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: No

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Rio Rico, AZ 85648 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,350
Population in Households 19,301
Population in Familes 17,700
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 107
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 5,827
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 4,842
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 6,692 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,539 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,288 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 865 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $143,578
Average Home Value $177,192


Median Household Income $47,340
Average Household Income $59,612
Per Capita Income $17,995
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.24%
Households 0.18% -0.13%
Families 0.1% -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 85648 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 85648 to the other 385 ZIP Codes 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 # 151 61st
Population Density1 # 200 48th
Diversity Index2 # 149 62nd
Median Household Income # 150 61st
Per Capita Income # 279 28th

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