Naco, Arizona

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Naco is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Its population was 833 at the 2000 census. It is across the United States–Mexico border from Naco, Sonora. The Naco port of entry is open 24 hours per day.

The present-day town of Naco, Arizona was established in the early 1900s. The area was originally settled by Opata Indians. Naco means "cactus" in the Opata language, it was named however, by combining the last two letters of Arizona and Mexico.



Naco is located at 31°20′14″N 109°56′40″W / 31.33722°N 109.94444°W / 31.33722; -109.94444 (31.337287, -109.944461).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km²), all of it land.


Naco is home to the Turquoise Valley Golf Course, one of the oldest courses in Arizona, with a clubhouse dating back to the 1930s.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 833 people, 260 households, and 202 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 247.6 people per square mile (95.7/km²). There were 298 housing units at an average density of 88.6/sq mi (34.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 52.82% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 42.98% from other races, and 3.60% from two or more races. 82.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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