Santa Cruz County, Arizona

COMMUNITY ASSETS

People, land, buildings, quality of life, transportation, infrastructure & business environment


This asset inventory is a service of Santa Cruz County (Economic Development)


Santa Cruz County, AZ

Population

2020: 47,669

2025: 56,633

2035: 61,439

2045: 64,454

2055: 66,286

Source: US Census Bureau (Census 2020) and Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity (pre-Census 2020 population projections)


Age Groups

Under 5:  7.8%

5 to 9:  8.3%

10 to 14:  8.9%

15 to 19:  8.8%

20 to 24:  5.5%

25 to 29:  4.9%

30 to 34:  5.2%

35 to 39:  6.0%

40 to 44:  6.2%

45 to 49:  6.7%

50 to 54:  6.9%

55 to 59:  6.3%

60 to 64:  5.6%

65 to 69:  4.4%

70 to 74:  3.4%

75 to 79:  2.4%

80 to 84:  1.6%

85 and over:  1.4%

Median age (years):  35.6

16 years and over:  73.3%

18 years and over:  69.3%

21 years and over:  65.1%

62 and over:  16.4%

65 and over:  13.1%

Source: US Census Bureau (Census 2010)


Race & Ethnicity

White:  73.5%

Black or African American:  0.4%

American Indian & Alaska Native:  0.7%

Asian:  0.5%

Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander: ​ 0.0%

Some other race (including 2 or more races):  24.9%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race):  82.8%

Source: US Census Bureau (Census 2010)


Language Spoken at Home

English only:  8,777 (20.3%)

Language other than English:  34,392 (79.7%)

    Speak English less than ‘very well’:  11,972 (27.7%)

Spanish:  34,057 (78.9%)

    Speak English less than ‘very well’:  11,848 (27.4%)

Note. Population 5 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Educational Attainment

Less than 9th grade:  3,364  (11.5%)

9th to 12th grade (no diploma):  3,493  (11.9%)

High school graduate (includes equivalency):  8,398  (28.7%)

Some college (no degree):  6,254  (21.3%)

Associate’s degree: ​ 1,806  (6.2%)

Bachelor’s degree:  3,857  (13.2%)

Graduate or professional degree:  2,130  (7.3%)

High school graduate or higher:  22,445  (76.6%)

Bachelor’s degree or higher:  5,987  (20.4%)

Note. Population 25 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


School Enrollment

Nursery school, preschool:  738

Kindergarten:  988

Elementary school (grades 1-8):  5,197

High school (grades 9-12)3,469

College or graduate school:  1,916

Note. Population 3 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Income

Median Household Income:  $41,259

Median Family Income:  $46,738

Per Capita Income:  $21,480

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Poverty

People:  23.3%

Families:  20.0%

Children:  31.5%

Seniors:  17.5%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Santa Cruz County, Arizona

Labor Force & Unemployment

Civilian Labor Force:  19,429

Employed:  17,209

Unemployed:  2,220

Unemployment Rate:  11.4%

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity (2020)


Workforce (by occupation)

Management, business, science & arts:  4,555  (26.5%)

Service:  3,641  (21.2%)

Sales & office:  4,848  (28.2%)

Natural resources, construction & maintenance:  1,644  (9.6%)

Production, transportation & material moving: ​ 2,475  (14.4%)

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Workforce (by industry)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting & mining:  273  (1.6%)

Construction:  1,063  (6.2%)

Manufacturing:  823  (4.8%)

Wholesale trade:  1,450  (8.4%)

Retail trade: ​ 2,282  (13.3%)

Transportation, warehousing & utilities:  1,962  (11.4%)

Information:  143  (0.8%)

Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing:  772  (4.5%)

Professional, scientific, management, administrative & waste management services:  1,268  (7.4%)

Educational services, health care & social assistance:  3,515  (20.5%)

Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food services:  1,567  (9.1%)

Other services (except public administration):  641  (3.7%)

Public Administration:  1,404  (8.2%)

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Average Travel Time to Work

24.0 min

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Housing Units

Total housing units:  18,334

Occupied housing units:  15,853  (86.5%)

Vacant housing units:  2,481  (13.5%)

Homeowner vacancy rate:  2.6%

Rental vacancy rate:  8.9%

Owner-occupied:  10,725  (67.7%)

Renter-occupied: ​ 5,128  (32.3%)

Median home value:  $151,200

Median monthly homeowner cost:  $1,045*

Homeowners paying 30% or more of income for housing:  2,551  (38.3%)*

Median gross monthly rent:  $675

Renters paying 30% or more of income for housing:  2,409  (51.5%)

*Includes only housing units with a mortgage. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Santa Cruz County, Arizona

Real Estate & Development

Commercial Property (For Sale)

Commercial Property (Lease)

Land for Sale

Homes for Sale

Rentals (Residential)

Real Estate Agents

Community Development (Building, Planning & Zoning, Airport Development, GIS)


Quality of Life

Weather and Climate

Attractions and Activities

Libraries


Health Care

Holy Cross Hospital

Mariposa Community Health Center

Physicians

Dentists


Education

K-12

Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools

Nogales Unified School District

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District

Patagonia Public Schools

Santa Cruz Elementary School District

Sonoita Elementary School District

Charter Schools

Mexicayotl Academy

Montessori De Santa Cruz

Patagonia Montessori School

Pinnacle Charter High School

Higher Education

Santa Cruz Center Community College District

University of Arizona Nogales


Hospitality

Hotels

Restaurants


Santa Cruz County, Arizona

Transportation & Shipping

Major Metro Markets

Tucson (66 mi)

Phoenix (179 mi)

Commercial Airports

Tucson International Airport (64 mi)

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (176 mi)

General Aviation Airports

Nogales International Airport

Shipping

Trucking Companies

Shipping Services (Parcel)


Utilities & Telecommunications

Electricity

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Co-op (SSVEC)

Trico Electric Cooperative

UniSource Energy Services

Natural Gas

UniSource Energy Services

Water and Wastewater

​Baca Float Water Company: (520) 398-3177

Epcor Water

Lakewood Water Company: (520) 398-9815

Liberty Utilities

Nogales Utilities Department

Patagonia Municipal

Southwestern Utility Management

Telecommunications

CenturyLink

Internet Service Providers


Financial Services

First National Bank Texas

Chase

Washington Federal

Wells Fargo

National Bank of Arizona

1st Bank Yuma


Incentives, Taxes & Regulation

Arizona Programs & Incentives

Business Licensing & Taxes

Individual Income Tax

Withholding Tax

Worker’s Compensation

Unemployment Insurance

Sales Tax (TPT)

Property Tax

Minimum Wage


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This asset inventory is a service of Santa Cruz County (Economic Development)


Santa Cruz County Asset Inventories (county, municipalities & census designated places)

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