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Ajo is in Pima County, in the Tucson metro area.
One tradition says the name derives from the Papago word for "paint," after local ore used for pigment. Another says the name comes from the Spanish word for "garlic"
The latitude of Ajo is 32.371N. The longitude is -112.86W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,759 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,705.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ajo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pima County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Tucson area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85321 ZIP code.
10% of Ajo residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ajo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ajo was $14,548, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Ajo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ajo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $329. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $628.
Libraries in Ajo include Lillie C Salazar-Ajo Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ajo include Ajo Copper News
Pima County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ajo political report.
The average commute time for Ajo workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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