Rio Rico is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 18,755 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rio Rico is the 38th largest community in Arizona.
Rio Rico is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rio Rico is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rio Rico who work in office and administrative support (16.26%), sales jobs (11.74%), and teaching (9.06%).
Because of many things, Rio Rico is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rio Rico a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rio Rico has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rio Rico’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The education level of Rio Rico citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.53% of adults in Rio Rico have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rio Rico in 2010 was $18,521, which is middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,084 for a family of four. However, Rio Rico contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rio Rico is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Rio Rico 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 Rio Rico, accounting for 87.80% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Rio Rico residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rio Rico include Irish, Italian, English, and French .
In addition, Rio Rico has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.01%).
The most common language spoken in Rio Rico is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Korean.