Nogales is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 20,252 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Nogales is the 37th largest community in Arizona.
Nogales is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Nogales is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Nogales who work in sales jobs (19.79%), office and administrative support (15.53%), and management occupations (8.60%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Nogales spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.84 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Nogales rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.11% of adults 25 and older in Nogales have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Nogales in 2010 was $14,440, which is lower middle income relative to Arizona, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $57,760 for a family of four. However, Nogales contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Nogales also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.68% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Nogales is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Nogales home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Nogales, accounting for 92.70% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Nogales residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Nogales include Italian, English, Irish, and French .
Nogales also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 40.93%.
The most common language spoken in Nogales is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Korean.