Rio Rico, AZ Profile: Facts & Data


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Rio Rico, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Rio Rico Census Designated Place had a population of 19,211 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Rio Rico is located at latitude 31.4982 and longitude -110.9878 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Rio Rico Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 62.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,481 feet.

The Rio Rico Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629190) 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 Rio Rico Census Designated Place is located within Nogales Division of Santa Cruz County.

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

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


Total Population 19,211
Population in Households 19,172
Population in Familes 17,685
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 309
Diversity Index2 63


Median Household Income $45,976
Average Household Income $65,046
Per Capita Income $19,779


Total Housing Units 6,618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,412 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,342 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 865 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $148,081
Average Home Value $174,138


Total Households 5,753
Average Household Size 3.33
Family Households 4,800
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 0.16% -0.12%
Households 0.27% -0.03%
Families 0.12% -0.07%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Rio Rico, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Rico 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 # 43 91st
Population Density # 172 62nd
Diversity Index # 124 73rd
Median Household Income # 144 68th
Per Capita Income # 252 44th

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