Naco is also attractive to illegal immigrants seeking to enter the US from Mexico.
There were 260 households out of which 46.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 20.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.71.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 38.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $22,045, and the median income for a family was $25,227. Males had a median income of $21,923 versus $15,882 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,169. About 33.0% of families and 34.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.1% of those under age 18 and 25.4% of those age 65 or over.
Camp Naco is a former tent city on the outskirts of Naco. Subsequent to Pancho Villa’s raid in Columbus, New Mexico in 1916, Camp Naco was a staging area for American troops protecting the border. It was the headquarters of the 1st Infantry Regiment of the Arizona National Guard.