Amado, Arizona

Coordinates: 31°42′18″N 111°3′56″W / 31.70500°N 111.06556°W / 31.70500; -111.06556
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Amado, Arizona
Location in Santa Cruz County, Pima County and the state of Arizona
Location in Santa Cruz County, Pima County and the state of Arizona
Amado, Arizona is located in the United States
Amado, Arizona
Amado, Arizona
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 31°42′18″N 111°3′56″W / 31.70500°N 111.06556°W / 31.70500; -111.06556
CountryUnited States
CountySanta Cruz County, and Pima County
 • Total5.21 sq mi (13.50 km2)
 • Land5.20 sq mi (13.45 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
3,097 ft (944 m)
 • Total198
 • Density38.11/sq mi (14.72/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST (no daylight saving time))
ZIP codes
85645, 85646
Area code520
FIPS code04-01990
GNIS feature ID25614

Amado is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. The population was 295 at the 2010 census.[2]


Amado is located at 31°42′18″N 111°3′56″W / 31.70500°N 111.06556°W / 31.70500; -111.06556 (31.704900, -111.065492).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km2), of which 5.3 square miles (13.6 km2) is land and 0.015 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.33%, is water.[2]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Amado's population was 40 in the 1960 census.[5]

Amado appeared on the 2000 U.S. Census as a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 275 people, 104 households, and 66 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 24.5 inhabitants per square mile (9.5/km2). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 9.5 per square mile (3.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 70.9% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 26.2% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. 43.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 104 households, out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 29.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,417, and the median income for a family was $82,922. Males had a median income of $22,946 versus $26,563 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,452. About 7.1% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those 65 or over.

Amado in film[edit]

The opening "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" sequence in the 1955 film Oklahoma!, with Gordon MacRae singing the famous song while riding a horse past the stalks of corn "as high as a elephant's eye", was filmed in Amado.[7] One scene in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore was filmed in Amado at the Long Horn Grill, an iconic restaurant with an entrance in the shape of a large cow skull.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Amado CDP, Arizona". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "Arizona". World Book Encyclopedia. Vol. A. Chicago: Field Enterprises Educational Corporation. 1960. p. 557.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  7. ^ Star, Arizona Daily. "60th anniversary of Oscar-winning musical is more than OK". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  8. ^ "Longhorn Grill and Saloon".