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Mescal, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Mescal Census Designated Place had a population of 1,838 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Mescal is located at latitude 31.9901 and longitude -110.4354 in Cochise County. The formal boundaries for the Mescal Census Designated Place 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.


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Mescal, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mescal, AZ Housing Affordability Index is 154
State of Arizona Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Mescal, AZ Wealth Index is 75
State of Arizona Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,838
Population in Households 1,838
Population in Familes 1,498
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 378
Diversity Index1 42
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,198
Average Household Income $66,977
Per Capita Income $28,096
Wealth Index3 75

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 670 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $184,639
Housing Affordability Index2 154
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 782
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 538
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.15% 1.86%
Households 0.21% 1.97%
Families 0.37% 1.97%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Mescal, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mescal to the other 450 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 157 65th
Population Density # 150 67th
Diversity Index # 220 51st
Median Household Income # 81 82nd
Per Capita Income # 117 74th

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