Village of Oak Creek, Arizona

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Big Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. The population was 5,245 at the 2000 census. Big Park is more commonly known as the Village of Oak Creek (VOC), and is a bedroom community for Sedona, Arizona. Tourism and service to retirees and second-home owners are the basis for the local economy. Big Park, the pioneers' name for the large open area that became the Village of Oak Creek in the early 1960s, is set among scenic red-rock buttes and canyons. The Bell Rock scenic area adjoins the north end of VOC, and the town is surrounded by the Coconino National Forest. A Forest Service Visitor Center is located at the south end of VOC.

Big Park's FIPS code is 07570.[1] Residents of VOC have a Sedona ZIP code, 86351.

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Geography

Big Park is located at 34°46′59″N 111°45′40″W / 34.78306°N 111.76111°W / 34.78306; -111.76111 (34.783149, -111.761017).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,245 people, 2,560 households, and 1,602 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,154.1 people per square mile (446.1/km²). There were 3,117 housing units at an average density of 685.9/sq mi (265.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.56% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.53% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. 6.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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