Nogales, Arizona Population 2021

20,031
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Nogales is a city located in Santa Cruz County Arizona. It is also the county seat of Santa Cruz County. With a 2020 population of 20,031, it is the 34th largest city in Arizona and the 1852nd largest city in the United States . Nogales is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -3.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,837 in 2010. Nogales reached it's highest population of 20,878 in 2000. Spanning over 21 miles, Nogales has a population density of 962 people per square mile.

The average household income in Nogales is $50,393 with a poverty rate of 29.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $590 per month, and the median house value is $119,700. The median age in Nogales is 35.2 years, 30.6 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Nogales Demographics

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

  • White: 85.85%
  • Other race: 9.04%
  • Asian: 1.65%
  • Two or more races: 1.56%
  • Black or African American: 1.41%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Nogales, Arizona is 20,031 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,139.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,837.

Nogales, Arizona Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202146,7041030.22%
202046,6011030.22%
201946,4981030.22%
201846,395-171-0.37%
201746,5661660.36%
201646,400-142-0.31%
201546,542-94-0.20%
201446,636-303-0.65%
201346,939-420-0.89%
201247,359-308-0.65%
201147,6672520.53%
201047,4150.00%

Nogales Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,34285.85%
Some Other Race1,8279.04%
Asian3341.65%
Two or More Races3151.56%
Black or African American2841.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native990.49%
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Nogales Population by Race

Nogales Population Pyramid $2021

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Nogales Median Age

35.2


Total

30.6


Male

38.2


Female

Nogales Adults

There are 14,326 adults, (3,407 of whom are seniors) in Nogales.

Nogales Age Dependency

85

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Nogales Sex Ratio

Female

10,303

51.00%

Male

9,898

49.00%

Nogales Population by Age

Nogales Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nogales Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.8%34.2%
All51%49%
Female44.1%55.9%
Non Family38.9%61.1%
Male29.6%70.4%

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nogales Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7922.9251
Married3,0093.7165.8
Non Family1,9481.0838.9
Female1,2873.6944.1
Male5483.2929.6

3.6

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

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Nogales Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,30018.62%
9th to 12th Grade1,92115.55%
High School Graduate3,65729.60%
Some College2,23918.13%
Associates Degree5674.59%
Bachelors Degree1,1219.07%
Graduate Degree5484.44%
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Nogales Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nogales Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic11,5797,4991,444
Other Race1,12167595
White508488180
Black20614012
2+ Races18610413
Asian1715443
Native American89452

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 35.43%.

Nogales Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,676$29,605$19,773
Less Than 9th Grade$17,841$24,511$9,888
High School Graduate$20,787$26,793$15,699
Some College$27,287$33,984$25,597
Bachelors Degree$30,223$36,161$26,640
Graduate Degree$50,740$63,507$34,167

$25,676

Average Earnings

$29,605

Average Male

$19,773

Average Female

Nogales Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nogales Language by Age

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Nogales Language

8.35% of Nogales residents speak only English, while 91.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 91.01% of the population.

Nogales Language

Nogales Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic18,9865,78030.44%
Other1,81778643.26%
Black23410544.87%
White5187714.86%
Multiple3147022.29%
Native791518.99%

29.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.12%

Male Poverty Rate

31.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nogales

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nogales is Black, with 44.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nogales is White, with 14.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.59%.

Nogales Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.92%
High School29.04%
Bachelors or Greater12.43%
Some College10.45%

Nogales Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed56.76%
Male Unemployed52.99%
Female Employed16.70%
Male Employed15.70%

Nogales Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nogales Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,339$50,393
Families$34,793$60,822
Married Families$45,221-
Non Families$15,000$22,876
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Income by Household Type

Nogales Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Nogales Married by Age and Sex

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Nogales Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Nogales Marital Status by Race

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Nogales Marital Status

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227

Number of Veterans

192

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War78
Vietnam67
First Gulf War53
World War II27
Korea23

Nogales Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5489
75+82
65 to 7444
55 to 6412
18 to 34

Nogales Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2151.77%
Hispanic1801.34%
Black124.76%

Nogales Veterans by Race

Nogales Veterans by Education

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42.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nogales Veterans by Education

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50.8%

Labor Force Participation

45.9%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Nogales Employment by Age

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Nogales Employment by Race

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Nogales Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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48.61%

Born in Nogales

58.37%

Native Born

41.63%

Foreign Born

18.25%

Non Citizen

23.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

58.37% of Nogales residents were born in the United States, with 48.61% having been born in Arizona. 18.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Nogales Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,031-36-0.18%
202020,067-36-0.18%
201920,103-36-0.18%
201820,139-94-0.46%
201720,233440.22%
201620,189-119-0.59%
201520,308-91-0.45%
201420,399-192-0.93%
201320,591-210-1.01%
201220,801-70-0.34%
201120,871590.28%
201020,812-66-0.03%
200020,8781,3890.69%
199019,4893,8062.20%
198015,6836,7375.77%
19708,9461,6602.07%
19607,2861,1331.70%
19506,1531,0181.83%
19405,135-871-1.55%
19306,006-2,454-3.37%
19208,4604,9469.18%
19103,5142,31411.34%
19001,2000.00%

Nogales Population by Year