Santa Cruz County is located in southern Arizona. The County Seat is Nogales and the largest city is Nogales. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.santa-cruz.az.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 46,695 and the 2010 census population was 47,420. The land area is 1,236.92 square miles and there are 38.3 persons per square mile.
96.3% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 82.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 1.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 72.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $140,000, there are 15,078 households, an average of 3.11 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,664, the median household income is $37,745, and 26.3% of the persons in Santa Cruz County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,599. Retail sales (in $1000) were $681,267, and sales per capita were $15,958. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25%.
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