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Red Rock, Pinal County, Arizona is located in Arizona
Red Rock, Pinal County, Arizona
Red Rock, Pinal County, Arizona
Location in Arizona
Red Rock, Pinal County, Arizona is located in the United States
Red Rock, Pinal County, Arizona
Red Rock, Pinal County, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Arizona
County Pinal
Area
 • Total 47.31 sq mi (122.53 km2)
 • Land 47.31 sq mi (122.52 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,625
 • Density 55.49/sq mi (21.42/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST (no daylight saving time))
ZIP code
85245 and 85145
FIPS code 04-59760

Red Rock is an unincorporated area in South-Central Pinal County, Arizona, United States, located along Interstate 10. In 2010, it had a population of 2,169.

The 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.

Red Rock also has a school called Red Rock Elementary school which goes from kindergarten through eighth grade.

Also home to the Saguaro Power Plant and the Saguaro Solar Power Station - a 1 MW solar trough concentrating power plant, both of which are 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.

Many homes in the area were built by PulteGroup.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 2,625
U.S. Decennial Census

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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