Three Points, Arizona

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Three Points, Arizona
Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona
Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona
Three Points, Arizona is located in the United States
Three Points, Arizona
Three Points, Arizona
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°2′55″N 111°17′7″W / 32.04861°N 111.28528°W / 32.04861; -111.28528Coordinates: 32°2′55″N 111°17′7″W / 32.04861°N 111.28528°W / 32.04861; -111.28528
CountryUnited States
 • Total46.42 sq mi (120.22 km2)
 • Land46.42 sq mi (120.22 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,543 ft (775 m)
 • Total5,581
 • Estimate 
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST (no DST))
FIPS code04-73700
GNIS feature ID0024652

Three Points is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. The population was 5,581 at the 2010 census.


According to David Leighton of the Arizona Daily Star newspaper, Three Points, also known as Robles Junction was founded in 1882. Bernabe S. Robles, who born in 1857, in Baviácora, Sonora, Mexico. His family relocated to Tucson in 1864, where he grew up. After spending sometime in Florence, Arizona, he returned to Tucson and accepted a mail route to Gunsight, Arizona, near Ajo. It was during this time he located what is now called Robles Pass, near Cat (Back) Mountain, while searching for a shorter route to Gunsight. In 1882, he had his brother Jesús homesteaded 160 acres at what is now Robles Junction/Three Points. The brothers dug a well to set up a watering stop and stage station so Bernabe could water his horses along his mail route. He eventually gave up his mail route, and moved to the former watering stop/stage station, which at that point was called the Robles Ranch. He and his family ran the ranch for many years, even after the family had moved back to Tucson. Robles died in 1945. The old ranch house is now the Three Points/Robles Junction Community Center.[3]


Three Points is located at 32°2′55″N 111°17′7″W / 32.04861°N 111.28528°W / 32.04861; -111.28528 (32.048652, -111.285174).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 44.5 square miles (115 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 5,273 people, 1,772 households, and 1,304 families living in the CDP. The population density was 118.4 people per square mile (45.7/km2). There were 2,022 housing units at an average density of 45.4/sq mi (17.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 70.60% White or European American, 0.70% Black or African American, 2.54% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 22.15% from other races, and 3.49% from two or more races. 40.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,772 households, out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 31.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,486, and the median income for a family was $35,229. Males had a median income of $28,642 versus $22,857 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,088. About 18.0% of families and 22.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.


  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. ^ Leighton, David. "Street Smarts: Rancher was one of early Tucson's largest land owners". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved Sep 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.