Red Rock, Pinal County, Arizona facts for kids
|Location in Arizona|
|Time zone||MST (no daylight saving time) (UTC-7)|
|ZIP code||85245 and 85145|
Elevation is 1,865 feet (568 m) according to the water tower.
Mostly agricultural land until recent times, it is now starting to acquire some tract home communities.
The area also consists of large sections of undeveloped Sonoran Desert. Picacho Peak State Park is located about six miles northwest of Red Rock.
Also home to the Saguaro Power Plant and the Saguaro Solar Power Station - a 1 MW solar trough concentrating power plant. Both owned by Arizona Public Service (APS).
ASU has contracted with APS to develop and operate a 29 MWdc solar facility at APS’s Saguaro Generating Station near Red Rock, AZ. With the addition of this project to ASU’s existing project portfolio, ASU will have driven the development of solar energy production beyond the 50MWdc milestone. As part of the transaction, APS will supply ASU with 65,000 MWh per year of solar energy, an increase of more than 150% above the current renewable energy used by the university.
Red Rock has a ZIP Code of 85245; in 2000, the population of the 85245 ZCTA was 332. Another zip code of 85145 was added. A large portion of the homes in the area were built by Pulte homes.
At the 2010 Census Red Rock had a population of 2,169. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 66.3% non-Hispanic white, 1.9% black or African American, 1.6% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% non-Hispanic reporting some other race, 5.8% reporting two or more races and 27.8% Hispanic or Latino.
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