Sonoita, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sonoita, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Sonoita Census Designated Place had a population of 800 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sonoita is located at latitude 31.6656 and longitude -110.6391 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Sonoita Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,885 feet.

The Sonoita Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408756) 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 Sonoita Census Designated Place is located within Patagonia Division of Santa Cruz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sonoita 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 Sonoita: Sonoyta.

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


Total Population 800
Daytime Population: Workers 304
Daytime Population: Residents 434
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 738
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 800
Population in Familes 647
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 76
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $60,785
Average Household Income $74,216
Per Capita Income $34,236


Total Housing Units 462 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $421,429
Average Home Value $504,114


Total Households 374
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 253
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 -0.31% -0.56%
Households -0.18% -0.49%
Families -0.79% -0.64%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Sonoita, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sonoita 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 # 227 50th
Population Density # 316 30th
Diversity Index # 226 50th
Median Household Income # 43 91st
Per Capita Income # 44 90th

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