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Santa Cruz County, Arizona

\nSanta Cruz County is located in the south of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of 2000 its population was 38,381. The county seat is Nogales. Santa Cruz County contains Tumacacori National Monument.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,207 km² (1,238 mi²). 3,205 km² (1,238 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.04% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 38,381 people, 11,809 households, and 9,506 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km² (31/mi²). There are 13,036 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 76.00% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 19.73% from other races, and 2.63% from two or more races. 80.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 11,809 households out of which 45.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% are married couples living together, 15.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 19.50% are non-families. 16.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.23 and the average family size is 3.66. In the county the population is spread out with 33.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 10.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 91.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.20 males. The median income for a household in the county is $29,710, and the median income for a family is $32,057. Males have a median income of $27,972 versus $21,107 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,278. 24.50% of the population and 21.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 29.70% are under the age of 18 and 23.20% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Amado\n*Elgin\n*Nogales\n*Patagonia\n*Rio Rico Northeast\n*Rio Rico Northwest\n*Rio Rico Southeast\n*Rio Rico Southwest\n*Sonoita\n*Tubac\n*Tumacacori-Carmen