Green Valley, Arizona

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Green Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. The population was 17,283 at the 2000 census.



Green Valley is located at 31°51′20″N 111°0′0″W / 31.85556°N 111°W / 31.85556; -111 (31.855617, -111.000077).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 26.3 square miles (68.0 km²), of which, 26.2 square miles (68.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.08%) is water.

Green Valley is twenty miles (32 km) south of Tucson and 40 miles (64 km) north of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Surrounded by copper mines, and near the hiking and birding areas of the Santa Rita Mountains, Green Valley is now an unincorporated retirement community composed of 59 Homeowner Associations.

The largest of the mines are the Sierrita Mine owned by Phelps Dodge[2] and the Mission Mine of ASARCO. Compared to other mines in Arizona the two mines are large; Sierrita is low-grade.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 17,283 people, 9,995 households, and 6,296 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 658.6 people per square mile (254.3/km²). There were 13,263 housing units at an average density of 505.4/sq mi (195.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.35% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 2.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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