Nogales 66 Good
Nogales Livability #59 ranked city in Arizona#10,299 ranked city in the USARanks better than 64% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Nogales

  • Cost Of Living

    Taking into account the cost of goods and services like housing, groceries, transportation and utilities, the overall cost of living in this area is well below average.

  • Health & Safety

    Good air quality as well as nearby health facilities like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, fire and police stations all contribute to a higher than average health and safety score.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities are not ideally located within walking distance. To access these amenities, residents may be required to rely on a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    A low commute score could be due to longer-than-average work commutes and the limited availability of public transportation in this area.

  • Employment

    In the employment category, a low score could be attributed to low income levels and high unemployment in the area, suggesting potential difficulties in finding lucrative employment.

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What's it like Living in Nogales?

Nogales is a mid-sized city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 20,182 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Nogales is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Nogales are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 90% of the population also speak Spanish. Not a fan of sitting in traffic during your commute to work? Nogales offers shorter work commutes, with an average one-way commute time taking only 20 minutes, far lower than the national average of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Nogales, Arizona. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is of utmost importance, ensuring a secure environment with low crime. Proximity to your workplace or school helps reduce commuting time and offers convenience. Access to amenities such as parks, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities enhances your daily life. Public transportation options contribute to easy mobility. A sense of community fosters a supportive and engaging environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere should align with your desired lifestyle, ensuring a fulfilling living experience. Considering these items will guide you towards finding the perfect neighborhood that fits all your needs. To help you find the best places to live in and around Nogales, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, health & safety, education, employment and more.

With a livability score of 67 out of 100, Nogales is ranked #8,477 in the United States and #47 in Arizona. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Nogales has higher than average grades for the following: crime (B-) and cost of living (A+). There is at least one category that did not score well in Nogales. The following was graded with a concerning score: amenities (D-) and employment (F).

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Nogales is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Nogales come in at $124,300, which is 29.7% lower than the Arizona average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Nogales, the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 22.9% higher than the Arizona average.

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      Nogales transportation information

      Statistic Nogales Arizona National
      Average one way commute20min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.5%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.8%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.6%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.2%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.5%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home3.6%5.7%4.6%
      Source: The Nogales, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).