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Willcox, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Willcox had a population of 3,444 as of July 1, 2017. Willcox ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Willcox is located at latitude 32.2516 and longitude -109.8357 in Cochise County. The formal boundaries for the City of Willcox (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Cochise County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,167 feet.

The City of Willcox (GNIS ID: 2412266) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Willcox is located within Willcox Division of Cochise County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Willcox population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Willcox: Wilcox.

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


Total Population 3,444
Daytime Population: Workers 2,885
Daytime Population: Residents 2,054
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,939
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.43
Population in Households 3,425
Population in Familes 2,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 560
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $35,228
Average Household Income $44,184
Per Capita Income $17,248


Total Housing Units 1,680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 674 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 639 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 367 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $96,083
Average Home Value $151,298


Total Households 1,313
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 860
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 -1.19% -1.23%
Households -1.08% -1.17%
Families -1.19% -1.24%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Willcox, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willcox 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 # 119 74th
Population Density # 106 77th
Diversity Index # 25 95th
Median Household Income # 282 38th
Per Capita Income # 285 37th

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