Picacho, Arizona

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Picacho, Arizona
Census-designated place
Picacho post office
Picacho post office
Location in Pinal County and the state of Arizona
Location in Pinal County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 32°42′58″N 111°29′43″W / 32.71611°N 111.49528°W / 32.71611; -111.49528Coordinates: 32°42′58″N 111°29′43″W / 32.71611°N 111.49528°W / 32.71611; -111.49528
Country United States
State Arizona
County Pinal
Elevation 1,614 ft (492 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 521
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 85241
Area code(s) 520
GNIS feature ID 9393[1]

Picacho is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. The population was 471 at the 2010 census.

Picacho is located near Interstate 10 4.5 miles (7.2 km) southeast of Eloy and 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Picacho Peak State Park. Picacho has a post office with ZIP code 85241, which opened in 1881.[2] The community's name is Spanish for "peak" and is derived from the Picacho Mountains.[1] Picacho has a ZIP Code of 85241; in 2000, the population of the 85241 ZCTA was 521.[3]

By late 2012 parts of Picacho will be removed under Arizona eminent domain law on account of Interstate 10 expansion.[citation needed]


In 2010 Picacho had a population of 471. The racial and ethnic makeup of the population was 62.4% Hispanic or Latino, 33.8% non-Hispanic white, 0.6% non-Hispanic black, 0.7% Hispanic blacks, 1.5% non-Hispanic Native American, 1.0% Hispanic Native Americans, 0.6% non-Hispanics reporting some other race and 7.0% of the population reporting two or more races.[4]


Petroglyphs in the Picacho Mountains, near Picacho Peak State Park.