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Welcome to Willcox ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Willcox has a population of 3,533 people<2> (see below for details).
Willcox was founded in 1880 and was incorporated in 1915.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Willcox: Originally named 'Maley', the town was renamed in 1839 to honor a visit by General Orlando B. Willcox (1823-1907).
Going back to its beginning, The community of Willcox was originally named Maley. For more information about the names of Willcox, see The Names of Willcox on our Genealogy Page.
Willcox is 4,160 feet [1,268 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Willcox is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Willcox lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Willcox, you will leave Mountain Standard Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT). In addition, you will be moving from an area that does not observe daylight saving time to one that does.
Willcox lies within the (520) area code.
The ZIP codes for Willcox: 85643-85644<4>
Websites for Willcox ...
Official Website: www.willcoxcity.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.willcoxchamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Willcox had an population of 3,533 people. This is a decrease of 5.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.36% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Willcox had a population of 3,757 people. This makes Willcox the county's 5th most populous community.
The population of Willcox represents 0.06% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 67th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,757 people, the population of Willcox has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,733 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Willcox.
Adding Willcox 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 Willcox 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 Willcox elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Willcox on a .
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Willcox on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Willcox ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Willcox - they are located in Kansas and Mississippi.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Willcox.
Communities near Willcox ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Willcox.
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 Willcox. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Willcox.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Willcox. 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 Willcox.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Willcox. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Willcox.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Willcox ...
Looking for more information about Willcox? 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 Willcox, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Willcox.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Willcox: www.willcoxcity.org/
The official website for Cochise County: www.cochise.az.gov/
The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/
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This page was last modified: 07 Apr 2021