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Whetstone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, north of Sierra Vista. The population was 2,617 at the 2010 census.
Whetstone was often referred to as the "Y" because the intersection of SR 82 and 90 had an east bound lane on 90 and a south bound lane on 82 that created a Y at the intersection. Highway 90 ended a mile or 2 further north and people traveling north had to go via highway 82 east or west and then north on either highway 83 or highway 80.
Whetstone is located at 31°42′14″N 110°20′53″W (31.703917, -110.347996).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.8 square miles (31 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,354 people, 904 households, and 664 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 199.5 people per square mile (77.0/km²). There were 1,056 housing units at an average density of 89.5/sq mi (34.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.03% White, 2.93% Black or African American, 1.23% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 6.50% from other races, and 4.46% from two or more races. 13.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 904 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.02.