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Rio Rico, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Rio Rico Census Designated Place had a population of 19,762 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Rio Rico is located at latitude 31.4715 and longitude -110.9765 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Rio Rico Census Designated Place 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.


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Rio Rico, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rio Rico, AZ Housing Affordability Index is 147
State of Arizona Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Rio Rico, AZ Wealth Index is 61
State of Arizona Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 19,762 (100%)
Population in Households 19,722 (99.8%)
Population in Families 18,103 (91.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 40 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 317
Diversity Index2 63
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,448
Average Household Income $63,010
Per Capita Income $19,136
Wealth Index4 61

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,757 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,483 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,443 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 832 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $149,290
Housing Affordability Index3 147
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,925
Average Household Size 3.33
Family Households 4,930
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.45% 0.59%
Households 0.56% 0.68%
Families 0.4% 0.63%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

Rio Rico, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Rico to the other 450 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 169 63rd
Diversity Index # 125 72nd
Median Household Income # 176 61st
Per Capita Income # 270 40th

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