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Welcome to Nogales ...

The city of Nogales is located in Santa Cruz County<1> (at the time of its founding, Nogales was located in Pima County) and is the County Seat for Santa Cruz County.

When the people of Nogales refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Nogalian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nogales has a population of 20,103 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Nogales.

Nogales is 3,770 feet [1,149 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Nogales is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Nogales lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Nogales: (520)

The ZIP codes for Nogales: 85621, 85628, 85662<5>

Websites for Nogales ...

Official Website: www.cityofnogales.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nogales had an population of 20,103 people. This is a decrease of 3.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nogales had a population of 20,837 people (which is 43.94% of the total population of Santa Cruz County). This makes Nogales the county's most populous community.

The population of Nogales represents 0.33% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 33rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,837 people, the population of Nogales has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 20,878 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Nogales.

Adding Nogales to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Nogales in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Nogales elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Nogales on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Nogales ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Nogales.

  • Patagonia [Santa Cruz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patagonia
    • Patagonia [Santa Cruz County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Nogales
    • Estimated population in 2019: 874 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patagonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patagonia<7>
  • Beyerville [Santa Cruz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beyerville
    • Beyerville [Santa Cruz County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Nogales
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beyerville
  • Kino Springs [Santa Cruz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kino Springs
    • Kino Springs [Santa Cruz County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Nogales
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kino Springs
  • Rio Rico Southeast [Santa Cruz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Rico Southeast
    • Rio Rico Southeast [Santa Cruz County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Nogales
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Rico Southeast
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rio Rico Southwest [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Rico Southwest
      • Rio Rico Southwest [Santa Cruz County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Nogales
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Rico Southwest
    • Calabasas [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calabasas
      • Calabasas [Santa Cruz County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Nogales
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calabasas have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rio Rico [Santa Cruz County]
    • Rio Rico Northwest [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Rico Northwest
      • Rio Rico Northwest [Santa Cruz County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Nogales
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Rico Northwest
    • Otero [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otero
      • Otero [Santa Cruz County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Nogales
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otero have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rio Rico Northeast [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Rico Northeast
      • Rio Rico Northeast [Santa Cruz County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Nogales
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Rico Northeast

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nogales. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Nogales.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nogales. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Nogales.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nogales. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Nogales.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nogales ...

Looking for more information about Nogales? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Nogales, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Nogales.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arizona

About Santa Cruz County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Nogales: www.cityofnogales.net/

The official website for Santa Cruz County: www.co.santa-cruz.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Santa Cruz, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Nogales refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Nogales may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nogales.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nogales - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Nogales). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nogales or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nogales) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nogales. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nogales

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nogales. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3419, Longitude: -110.9341    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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