Ajo, Arizona Population 2024

2,878

Ajo is a city located in Maricopa County and Pima County Arizona. Ajo has a 2024 population of 2,878. Ajo is currently declining at a rate of -0.76% annually but its population has increased by 6.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,691 in 2020.

The average household income in Ajo is $59,713 with a poverty rate of 14.93%. The median age in Ajo is 59.6 years: 61.5 years for males, and 58.9 years for females.

Ajo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ajo was:

  • White: 70.64%
  • Two or more races: 17.97%
  • Native American: 7.84%
  • Other race: 2.77%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Black or African American: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
33.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
86.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.95% (187)
The current population of Ajo, Arizona is 2,878 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,691.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,06470.64%
Two or more races52517.97%
Native American2297.84%
Other race812.77%
Asian200.68%
Black or African American30.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ajo Population by Race

Ajo Population Pyramid 2024

Ajo Median Age

59.6

Total

61.5

Male

58.9

Female

Ajo Adults

There are 2,642 adults, (1,141 of whom are seniors) in Ajo.

Ajo Age Dependency

94.7

Age Dependency Ratio

76

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Ajo Sex Ratio

Female1,52052.02%
Male1,40247.98%

Ajo Population by Age

Ajo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5301.97129
Non Family8531.2459.840.2
Married5422.8291.38.7
Female1112.4251.448.6
Male242.51000

2.7

Average Family Size

1.9

Average Household Size

71.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ajo Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1295.32%
Associates Degree1646.76%
Bachelors Degree56223.16%
Graduate Degree2138.78%
High School Graduate64326.49%
Less Than 9th Grade492.02%
Some College66727.48%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ajo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ajo Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,4511,396446
Hispanic796673203
2+ Races443347156
Native American13213283
Other Race68568
Asian202014
Black220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70%.

Ajo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$26,723$0$46,964
High School Graduate$31,383$34,583$30,601
Less Than 9th Grade$27,535$0$0
Overall$25,962$25,722$27,770
Some College$15,521$2,499$0

$25,962

Average Earnings

$25,722

Average Male

$27,770

Average Female

Ajo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ajo Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ajo Language

79.29% of Ajo residents speak only English, while 20.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.25% of the population.

Ajo Language

Ajo Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic99624624.7%
White1,64918711.34%
Multiple52511020.95%
Other812429.63%
Native227114.85%

14.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.65%

Male Poverty Rate

14.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ajo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ajo is Other, with 29.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ajo is Native, with 4.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.67%.

Ajo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.7%
High School26.49%
Some College12.32%
Bachelors or Greater8.13%

Ajo Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed12.35%
Female Employed2.9%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Ajo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ajo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$61,650$70,558
Households$46,250$59,713
Married Families$66,522$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,173$49,734

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ajo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Ajo Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ajo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ajo Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ajo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

492

Number of Veterans

445

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War139
Vietnam135
First Gulf War130
Korea75
World War II17

Ajo Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74157
35 to 54130
75+129
18 to 3454
55 to 6422

Ajo Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White38020.54%
Hispanic11913.98%
2+ Races7816.28%
Other Race2328.4%
Native American115.26%

Ajo Veterans by Race

Ajo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

28.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ajo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.6%

Labor Force Participation

41.3%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ajo Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ajo Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ajo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

36.21%

Born in Ajo

94.52%

Native Born

5.48%

Foreign Born

1.75%

Non Citizen

3.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.52% of Ajo residents were born in the United States, with 36.21% having been born in Arizona. 1.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ajo Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,878-22-0.76%
20232,900-22-0.75%
20222,922-22-0.75%
20212,9442539.4%
20202,691-150-5.28%
20192,841-438-13.36%
20183,279-246-6.98%
20173,525-171-4.63%
20163,696-190-4.89%
20153,886992.61%
20143,7873309.55%
20133,457411.2%
20123,41633110.73%
20113,085-219-6.63%
20103,30400%

Ajo Population by Year