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Overview

Introduction to Nogales, Arizona

Nogales, Arizona, in Santa Cruz county, is 61 miles S of Tucson, Arizona.

Nogales History

The city of Nogales was originally known as Isaacson. A trading post was built in this area by Russian immigrant Jacob Isaacson in 1880. The name was changed to Nogales in 1883, when a post office was set up in the area. The name "Nogales" is a Spanish term meaning "walnut" or "walnut tree." This name was chosen since there was once an abundance of large walnut trees in this region.

Nogales and nearby Attractions

  • Tumacacori National Monument
  • Old Tubac Schoolhouse
  • Pimeria Alta Historical Society
  • Old Nogales City Hall
  • Patgonia-Sonoita Creek Sanctuary
  • Nasib Karam Park

Things To Do In Nogales

A number of places in the city of Nogales have been listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. Among these are the Tumacacori National Monument and the Tubac Presidio, which was established by the Spanish in 1752. The Old Nogales City Hall, the Old Tubac Schoolhouse, the Santa Cruz County Courthouse and the Patagonia Railroad Depot are also all popular historic sites. Another popular tourist attraction is the Patgonia-Sonoita Creek Sanctuary, which is famous for its diverse bird life.

Nogales Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport.

Nogales Higher Education

For higher studies, one can enroll at Pima Community College or the University of Arizona.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,355
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+7,036
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married43.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.3%
Median Earnings25+$22,944
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,707
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,165

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,935
% Above Poverty Level69.3%
% Below Poverty Level30.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$532
Median House Value$114,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)89.1%
German1.5%
Irish0.8%
English0.8%
French Except Basque0.5%
Italian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Arab0.2%
Polish0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Greek0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Nogales Almanac

CategoryValue
County Santa Cruz County
Standard Zip Codes85621, 85648
P.O. Box Zip Codes85628, 85662
Phone Area Codes520
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude31.45
Approximate Longitude-110.83

Nogales Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNOGALES 6 N
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp27 to 64 F
Apr Temp38 to 78 F
Jul Temp64 to 94 F
Oct Temp44 to 82 F
Annual Precip19 inches
StationTUMACACORI NATL MONUMENT
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp32 to 65 F
Apr Temp42 to 80 F
Jul Temp66 to 96 F
Oct Temp48 to 83 F
Annual Precip17.4 inches
StationCORONADO N M HDQTRS
Distance40.4 miles
Jan Temp32 to 58 F
Apr Temp43 to 75 F
Jul Temp61 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip21.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Patagonia838$24,479

Nogales Public Libraries

Nogales/santa Cruz County Public Library
518 NORTH GRAND AVENUE
Nogales, Arizona
(520) 287-3343

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Nogales Hospitals

Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital
(Non-profit)
1171 W. Target Range Road
(520) 285-3000

Nogales Public Schools

A J Mitchell Elementary School
855 N Bautista St
ZIP: 85621
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Aoc-santa Cruz County Juvenile Detention Center
1260 N. Hohokam
ZIP: 85621
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Challenger Elementary School
901 E Calle Mayer
ZIP: 85621
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Desert Shadows Middle School
340 Blvd. Del Rey David
ZIP: 85621
Middle
Total Enrollment 691
Edoptions Preparatory Academy
2021 N Grand Avenue
ZIP: 85621
High
Total Enrollment 156
Francisco Vasquez De Coronado Elementary School
2301 N Al Harrison Rd
ZIP: 85621
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Jail-santa Cruz County Sheriffs Office
1250 N Hohokam Dr
ZIP: 85621
High
Total Enrollment 1
Lincoln Elementary School
652 N. Tyler Ave
ZIP: 85621
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Little Red Schoolhouse
7 Duquesne Road
ZIP: 85621
Primary
Total Enrollment 197
Mary L Welty Elementary School
1050 W Cimarron St
ZIP: 85621
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Mexicayotl Charter School
338 N. Morley Avenue
ZIP: 85621
Primary
Total Enrollment 150
Nogales High School
1905 Apache Blvd
ZIP: 85621
High
Total Enrollment 1755
Pierson Vocational High School
451 N. Arroyo Blvd
ZIP: 85621
High
Total Enrollment 168
Pimeria Alta Academy
3241 N. Grand Ave. 1
ZIP: 85621
Other
Pinnacle Charter High School
2055 N. Grand Ave, Suite 1
ZIP: 85621
High
Total Enrollment 61
Pvhs Aoi Program
451 N Arroyo Blvd
ZIP: 85621
High
Robert Bracker Elementary
121 Camino Diez Mandamientos
ZIP: 85621
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Wade Carpenter Middle School
595 W. Kino Street
ZIP: 85621
Middle
Total Enrollment 621

Nogales Private Schools

Lourdes Catholic School
555 E Patagonia Hwy
ZIP: 85621
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 302
Sacred Heart Catholic School
207 W Oak St
ZIP: 85621
Elementary
Total Enrollment 193
Sonshine Christian School
1916 N Frank Reed Rd
ZIP: 85621
Elementary
Total Enrollment 68
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