Gateway to Arizona

Gateway to Arizona

Arizona’s ties to Mexico are vital to our state’s economy and a significant part of our history. Our border communities are at the forefront of this relationship - they are the Gateways to Arizona

The Arizona-Mexico Commission hosted the Gateway to Arizona event series to showcase and celebrate the importance and uniqueness of our border communities. We visited 3 communities throughout the course of one day - each event highlighted the individual border community and the role they play in Arizona.

Check out the event highlights, including data and videos below! 

FACTS: AZ-MX Data

FACTS: The Arizona Advantage

 

Gateway to Arizona | Douglas
Gateway to Arizona | Douglas

Douglas Facts

  • Population: 16,605
  • County: Cochise 
  • Port of Entry: Raúl Héctor Castro Port of Entry 

By the Numbers: Raúl Héctor Castro Port of Entry

  • 27,804 Trucks 
  • 1,727,192 Personal Vehicles 
  • 2,501 Buses
  • 847,568 Pedestrians 
Gateway to Arizona | Douglas
Gateway to Arizona | Nogales
Gateway to Arizona | Nogales

Nogales Facts

  • Population: 20,008
  • County: Santa Cruz 
  • Port of Entry: Mariposa Port of Entry 

By the Numbers: Mariposa Port of Entry

  • 337,179 Trucks 
  • 3,603,601 Personal Vehicles 
  • 9,569 Buses
  • 3,422,816 Pedestrians  
Gateway to Arizona | Nogales
Gateway to Arizona | Yuma-San Luis
Gateway to Arizona | Yuma-San Luis

Yuma - San Luis Facts

  • Population: 204,275
  • County: Yuma 
  • Port of Entry: San Luis I & II

By the Numbers: San Luis Port of Entry

  • 28,211 Trucks 
  • 3,257,990 Personal Vehicles 
  • 169 Buses
  • 2,640,907 Pedestrians  
Gateway to Arizona | Yuma-San Luis

Source: United States Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (2018)