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Mescal, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Mescal Census Designated Place had a population of 1,812 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Mescal, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,812
Daytime Population: Workers 83
Daytime Population: Residents 1,152
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,235
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 1,812
Population in Familes 1,478
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 373
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $46,289
Average Household Income $60,386
Per Capita Income $25,381


Total Housing Units 883 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 631 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $129,598
Average Home Value $167,694


Total Households 772
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 534
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% 1.25%
Households 0.09% 1.39%
Families 0.37% 1.42%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

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, 2017 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 # 159 65th
Population Density # 152 67th
Diversity Index # 214 53rd
Median Household Income # 124 73rd
Per Capita Income # 113 75th

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