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Mescal, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Mescal Census Designated Place had a population of 1,820 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Mescal, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,820
Population in Households 1,820
Population in Familes 1,498
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 374
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $48,144
Average Household Income $65,554
Per Capita Income $27,470


Total Housing Units 883 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 641 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $144,947
Average Home Value $175,351


Total Households 775
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 535
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.05% 1.29%
Households 0.13% 1.45%
Families 0.35% 1.45%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

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, 2018 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 # 155 66th
Diversity Index # 219 52nd
Median Household Income # 123 73rd
Per Capita Income # 117 74th

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