Picacho, Arizona

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Picacho, Arizona
Census-designated place
Picacho post office (Demolished)
Picacho post office (Demolished)
Location in Pinal County and the state of Arizona
Location in Pinal County and the state of Arizona
Picacho, Arizona is located in the United States
Picacho, Arizona
Picacho, Arizona
Location in the United States
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
CountryUnited States
 • Total6.14 sq mi (15.92 km2)
 • Land6.14 sq mi (15.91 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,614 ft (492 m)
 • Total472
 • Estimate 
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
ZIP code
Area code(s)520
GNIS feature ID9393[3]

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.[4] The community's name is Spanish for "peak" and is derived from the Picacho Mountains.[3] Picacho has a ZIP Code of 85241; in 2000, the population of the 85241 ZCTA was 521.[5]

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.[6]

Petroglyphs in the Picacho Mountains, near Picacho Peak State Park


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Picacho, Arizona
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  5. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&_zip=85241
  6. ^ 2010 Censis report for Picacho