Rio Rico, Arizona

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Rio Rico, Arizona
former CDP
Location of Rio Rico in Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Location of Rio Rico in Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Rio Rico, Arizona is located in the US
Rio Rico, Arizona
Rio Rico, Arizona
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 31°28′17″N 110°58′35″W / 31.47139°N 110.97639°W / 31.47139; -110.97639Coordinates: 31°28′17″N 110°58′35″W / 31.47139°N 110.97639°W / 31.47139; -110.97639[1]
Country United States
State Arizona
County Santa Cruz
 • Total 62.45 sq mi (161.73 km2)
 • Land 62.26 sq mi (161.25 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
Elevation[1] 3,481 ft (1,061 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,962
 • Estimate (2016)[3] N/A
Time zone UTC-7 (MST (no DST))
FIPS code 04-60180

Rio Rico is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. The population was 18,962 at the 2010 census.


Rio Rico is located in Santa Cruz County north of Nogales at the confluence of Sonoita Creek and the Santa Cruz River.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 62.3 square miles (161.2 km²), all of it land.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 18,962 people residing in the community. The population density was 304.6 people per square mile (117.6/km²). There were 6,356 housing units at an average density of 102.1 per square mile (39.4/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 71% non-Hispanic White, 0.4% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 25.6% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races.


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rio Rico, Arizona
  2. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Rio Rico, Arizona, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1981 (1992 rev.)
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^