Amado, Arizona 85645

Community Characteristics & Housing

The community of Amado is named after the Amado family who originally owned the land. You know you are in Amado when you spot the gigantic “longhorns”. The community is in south central Arizona, about forty miles south of Tucson. Amado is an unincorporated community, and a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The community is nestled in the Santa Cruz River Valley at an elevation of 3,097 feet above sea level. Amado is bordered by Santa Rita Mountains to the east and the Cerro Colorado Mountains lie across the range to the west. Mount Wrightson is the highest point in the Santa Rita Mountains with a 9,456 feet of prominence. 65% of residents who live in the community of Amado own their homes while 35% of the locals rent. The median home age in the Amado community is 49 years.

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