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Tacna is in Yuma County, in the Yuma metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "bright light"

The latitude of Tacna is 32.697N. The longitude is -113.952W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 351 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 555.


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$25,556
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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Thirty miles south of Tacna, Arizona, on a desert hillside near the Mexican border, is a place called Tinajas Altas, meaning 'High Tanks.' It is a series of natural basins, one above the other, which catch and hold rain water. It was a favorite desert watering place in the early days.
-- Home Country
Ernie Pyle

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8% of Tacna residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tacna ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tacna was $11,197, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Tacna residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Tacna, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $279.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $725.


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

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The average commute time for Tacna workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ Thirty miles south of Tacna, Arizona, on a desert hillside near the Mexican border, is a place called Tinajas Altas, meaning 'High Tanks.' It is a series of natural basins, one above the other, which catch and hold rain water. It was a favorite desert watering place in the early days. ”
~ Home Country
Ernie Pyle

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