There were 1,652 housing units at an average density of 275.4 per square mile (106.3/km²).The racial makeup of the city was 74.95% White, 0.70% Black or African American, 1.61% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 17.63% from other races, and 4.23% from two or more races.
Willcox was among the locations of 26 Men (1957–1959), another syndicated series that depicted true stories of the Arizona Rangers starring Tristram Coffin and Kelo Henderson.Willcox is located in northern Cochise County at in the Sulphur Springs Valley.Interstate 10 serves the city with three exits and leads 35 miles (56 km) southwest to Benson, Arizona, and 74 miles (119 km) east to Lordsburg, New Mexico.Willcox High School's mascot is a cowboy because of the rich ranching history of the area According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.3 square miles (16.3 km Willcox is home to Arizona's upcoming wine country.Originally known as "Maley", the town was founded in 1880 as a whistlestop on the Southern Pacific Railroad.It was renamed in honor of a visit by General Orlando B. In the early 20th century, Willcox had the distinction of being a national leader in cattle production.
Agriculture remains important to the local economy, but Interstate 10 has replaced the railroad as the major transportation link, and much of the economy is now tied to the highway, which runs immediately north of the town.
Willcox is the birthplace of Rex Allen, known as "The Arizona Cowboy", who wrote and recorded many songs, starred in several Westerns during the early 1950s and in the syndicated television series Frontier Doctor (1958–1959).
Grape varietals grown include Petit Sirah, Malvasia Bianca, Sangiovese, Chenin Blanc, Syrah, Columbard, Sauvignon Blanc, Corvina, Merlot, Malbec, Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvedre.
The Willcox wine region produces 74% of the wine grapes grown in the state of Arizona.
of 2000, there were 3,733 people, 1,383 households, and 947 families residing in the city.
The population density was 622.3 people per square mile (240.2/km²).