There has been a slow but steady growth as people have started to rediscover the Concho area. The village area of Concho comprises an area of about 5 square miles but the complete Concho area is defined in an area of about 20 miles radius of the village. The current population in town is approximately 900 persons. Concho is an unincorporated community encompassing 4 townships in Apache County.
The Village of Concho - Old Concho and Concho Valley
The area known ast "Old Concho" is the historic area where most of the residents are direct descendants of the original Basque and Mormon settlers. Houses in Old Concho are a mixture of old homesteads and modern homes. Century old adobe structures, cottonwood trees, and scenes of livestock grazing in the fields in this little shell-shaped valley remind you that Concho is truly an American western town.
Outside of the village, the ranchlands are vast and varied. All around Concho are large cattle and horse ranches that have been in families for generations. Interspersed among the large ranches are rural subdivisons with small acreage home sites and 40+ acreage mini-ranches settled by modern homesteaders who have built their dream life in the American West far away from the city crowds. Antelope, elk, eagles,and hawks are a common sight in the ranchlands outside of town.