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Willcox is a city in Cochise County, in the Sierra Vista-Douglas metro area.

The community was named for Civil War Gen. Orlando B. Willcox.

The latitude of Willcox is 32.252N. The longitude is -109.831W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,167 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,753.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$24,334
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Willcox demographic reports
Willcox is in the Sulphur Springs Valley.
Once a stagecoach stop; passengers left overland stages here and took buckboards to destinations such as Fort Apache, Grant and Thomas.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 21. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Rex Allen, Western movie actor
Local festivals include:
  • Rex Allen Days - Oct. 4-7, 2007
  • Wings Over Willcox - Jan. 17-20, 2008
  • Peach Mania Festival - July 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Willcox web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Chiricahua National Monument, Museum of the Southwest, Rex Allen Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Willcox demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cochise County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85643 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Willcox residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Willcox ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Willcox was $11,815, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Willcox residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Willcox, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $707.


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Libraries in Willcox include Elsie S. Hogan Community Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Willcox include Arizona Range News

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Cochise County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Willcox political report.

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The average commute time for Willcox workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Willcox include Best Western Plaza Inn, Days Inn Willcox, Motel 6 Willcox, Super 8.

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Willcox, AZ

Pros: A small town with friendly folks!

Cons: Windy weather most of the time, hot in the summer but the winters are mild.

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