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The Sells Census Designated Place had a population of 2,556 as of July 1, 2018. Sells ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Sells is located at latitude 31.9209 and longitude -111.8709 in Pima County. The formal boundaries for the Sells Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pima County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,392 feet.

The Sells Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409306) 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 Sells Census Designated Place is located within Tohono O'odham Nation Division of Pima County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sells population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sells: Indian Oasis.

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


Total Population 2,556
Population in Households 2,417
Population in Familes 2,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 139
Population Density1 269
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $32,003
Average Household Income $41,579
Per Capita Income $12,349


Total Housing Units 754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 430 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 201 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $80,088
Average Home Value $104,419


Total Households 631
Average Household Size 3.83
Family Households 486
Average Family Size 4
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.29% 0.46%
Households 0.29% 0.47%
Families 0.0% 0.41%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Sells, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sells 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 # 137 70th
Population Density # 188 59th
Diversity Index # 352 22nd
Median Household Income # 337 25th
Per Capita Income # 352 22nd

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