Sierra Vista, Arizona

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Population in 2017: 42,912 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.6%
 
Males: 20,785  (48.4%)
Females: 22,127  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
Arizona median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 85613, 85635, 85650.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,019 (it was $38,427 in 2000)
Sierra Vista:

$62,019
AZ:

$56,581

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,315 (it was $18,436 in 2000)

Sierra Vista city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $194,015 (it was $100,000 in 2000)
Sierra Vista:

$194,015
AZ:

$223,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $230,065; detached houses: $251,726; townhouses or other attached units: $168,021; in 2-unit structures: $93,586; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $874,804; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,882; mobile homes: $124,263; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $24,380

Median gross rent in 2017: $927.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sierra Vista: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.9%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.8% for Black residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.6% for American Indian residents, 37.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 11.1% for other race residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sierra Vista, AZ (2017)
    • 24,05055.7%White alone
    • 11,89927.5%Hispanic
    • 2,9946.9%Black alone
    • 1,6233.8%Asian alone
    • 1,2803.0%Two or more races
    • 7571.8%American Indian alone
    • 3140.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1520.4%Other race alone

Races in Sierra Vista detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists, there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Sierra Vista, Arizona as of February 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sierra Vista is 854 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Sierra Vista by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(9.5)
1
(2.3)
4
(9.2)
1
(2.3)
1
(2.3)
1
(2.4)
2
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.6)
3
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(26.1)
10
(23.0)
20
(46.0)
13
(29.8)
13
(29.6)
21
(50.1)
21
(47.2)
24
(51.5)
8
(18.4)
15
(34.9)
24
(56.0)
26
(61.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
33
(78.2)
16
(36.8)
19
(43.7)
24
(55.0)
23
(52.3)
13
(31.0)
14
(31.5)
28
(60.1)
13
(29.9)
18
(41.9)
23
(53.7)
14
(32.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
75
(177.7)
82
(188.5)
91
(209.5)
73
(167.3)
74
(168.4)
86
(205.3)
108
(242.6)
78
(167.3)
84
(193.3)
49
(114.0)
144
(336.0)
64
(150.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
240
(568.6)
217
(498.7)
283
(651.5)
261
(598.0)
174
(395.9)
212
(506.1)
167
(375.2)
246
(527.8)
181
(416.6)
249
(579.2)
225
(525.0)
153
(359.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,116
(2,644)
1,575
(3,620)
1,230
(2,831)
1,056
(2,420)
1,159
(2,637)
1,129
(2,695)
1,114
(2,503)
1,217
(2,611)
1,032
(2,375)
974
(2,266)
998
(2,329)
923
(2,168)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
126
(298.5)
165
(379.2)
131
(301.6)
101
(231.4)
64
(145.6)
54
(128.9)
45
(101.1)
78
(167.3)
49
(112.8)
55
(127.9)
64
(149.3)
45
(105.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
9
(21.3)
12
(27.6)
26
(59.9)
13
(29.8)
8
(18.2)
7
(16.7)
9
(20.2)
5
(10.7)
15
(34.5)
6
(14.0)
7
(16.3)
2
(4.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)268.2281.8293.2235.5222.4248.8239.2247.4204.8218.6269.9209.1

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City-data.com crime index in Sierra Vista, AZ

Crime rate in Sierra Vista detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 86 (60 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Arizona average:

1.77
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Ancestries: American (13.4%), German (9.6%), English (4.9%), Irish (4.2%), Italian (1.9%), European (1.7%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1956

Land area: 153.5 square miles.

Population density: 280 people per square mile   (very low).

Sierra Vista, Arizona map

4,184 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 2.6% Asia, 2.2% Europe).

This city:

9.7%
Arizona:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,388 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,491 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Arivaca, AZ (56.7 miles , pop. 50,441).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tucson, AZ (59.7 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (172.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ (2.2 miles ),
Huachuca City, AZ (2.7 miles ),
Whetstone, AZ (3.4 miles ),
Miracle Valley, AZ (3.7 miles ),
Palominas, AZ (3.8 miles ),
Tombstone, AZ (4.1 miles ),
Elgin, AZ (4.3 miles ),
Sonoita, AZ (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 31.55 N, Longitude: 110.28 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Hummingbird Capital of the United States

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,995 (+13.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 16,261 (80.7%)

Area code: 520

Distribution of median household income in Sierra Vista, AZ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sierra Vista, AZ in 2017
Sierra Vista satellite photo by USGS

Sierra Vista tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Arizona:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Sierra Vista, AZ
Historical housing units in Sierra Vista, AZ

Population change in the 1990s: +4,429 (+13.3%).
Most common industries in Sierra Vista, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (18.3%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (24.2%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.3%)
  • Health care (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Public administration (12.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Sierra Vista, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Computer specialists (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)

Average climate in Sierra Vista, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Sierra Vista-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 262% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 406.6 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 337.1 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 330.8 miles away from Sierra Vista center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 258.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 325.9 miles away from Sierra Vista center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 411.9 miles away from Sierra Vista center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cochise County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sierra Vista topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sierra Vista:

  • HOSPICE FAMILY CARE INC (2260 EAST FRY BLVD SUITE 4D)
  • SIERRA VISTA REG HEALTH CENTR HSPC, CASA DE LA PAZ (2151 HIGHWAY 92, SUITE 114)
  • SIERRA VISTA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 300 EL CAMINO REAL)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-HACIENDA (660 SOUTH CORONADO DRIVE)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SIERRA VISTA (2305 EAST WILCOX DRIVE)
  • SIERRA VISTA DIALYSIS (DVA) (629 N HIGHWAY 90 STE 6 & 7)
  • LEGACY HOME HEALTH CARE OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA (1700 SOUTH HIGHWAY 92, SUITE A & B)
  • SIERRA VISTA COM HOSP HOME CARE AGENCY (6049 EAST HIGHWAY 90)

Airports and heliports located in Sierra Vista:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sierra Vista:

  • Cochise College (about 37 miles; Douglas, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 8,597)
  • Pima Community College (about 59 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 18,794)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 62 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • University of Arizona (about 62 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 36,324)
  • Eastern Arizona College (about 95 miles; Thatcher, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,810)
  • Central Arizona College (about 127 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 145 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)

Private high schools in Sierra Vista:

  • VERITAS CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 80, Location: 215 TAYLOR DR, Grades: KG-12)
  • ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 76, Location: 1425 E YAQUI ST, Grades: PK-9)

Private elementary/middle school in Sierra Vista:

  • FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 148, Location: 1447 S 7TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Sierra Vista

Library in Sierra Vista:

  • SIERRA VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,260,447; Location: 2600 EAST TACOMA STREET; 84,388 books; 4,876 audio materials; 1,570 video materials; 39 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 214 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private primary/middle schools in Sierra Vista: Veritas Christian Community School (Students: 70; Location 215 Taylor Drive; Grades K - 12)
  • Map for Sierra Vista, AZ is actually showing Park Ridge, IL

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sierra Vista: Buffalo Corral (A), Pueblo Del Sol Country Club (B), Chaffee Field Parade Ground (C), Kartchner Substation (D), Fry Fire District Station 1 (E), Sierra Vista City Hall (F), Henry F Hauser Museum (G), Sierra Vista Public Library (H), Oscar Yrun Community Center (I), Ethel H Berger Center (J), Villa Vista Alzheimers Care (K), Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista (L), Garden Terrace Assisted Living Center (M), Life Care Center of Sierra Vista (N), Hacienda Rehabilitation and Care Center (O), Sierra Vista Police Department (P), Sierra Vista Fire Department Station 2 (Q), Sierra Vista Fire Department Station 1 (R), Barnes Field House (S), Greely Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: The Mall at Sierra Vista (1), Cochise Plaza Shopping Center (2), Coronado Village Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sierra Vista include: Saint Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church (A), Oasis Foursquare Church (B), New Hope Fellowship Church (C), Mountain View Assembly of God Church (D), Immanuel Lutheran Church (E), First Christian Church (F), First Assembly of God (G), Desert Springs Free Will Baptist Church (H), Cloud Nine Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery (1), Fort Huachuca Cemetery (2), Tompkins Memorial Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Soldier Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sierra Vista include: Sierra Vista City Park (1), Fairbanks Park (2), Busby Park (3), Bella Vista Neighborhood Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Ball Fore (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1950 South Highway 92) (1), Copper Canyon S & S Tours (Tours & Charters; 3366 Trevino Drive) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Carroll Drive Apartments & Suites (250 Carroll Drive) (1), Oasis Apartments (4250 East Busby Drive Ofc) (2), Fairfield Inn & Suites Sierra Vista (3855 El Mercato) (3), Best Western Mission Inn (3460 East Fry Boulevard) (4), Falcon Court Apartments (355 North 7th Street Ofc) (5), Blue Horizon Motel & Apartments (5150 East Highway 90) (6), Motel 6 (1551 East Fry Boulevard) (7), Comfort Inn (3500 East Fry Boulevard) (8), Gateway Studio Suites (203 South Garden Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Federal Bureau Of Investigation (500 East Fry Boulevard Suite M16) (1), Cochise County Government - Justice Of The Peace Court #5 (4001 East Foothills Drive) (2), Cochise County Government - Superior Court of Cochise County- Clerk of Superior C (100 Colonia De Salud) (3), Cochise County Government - Superior Court Of Cochise County- Division #4- Divisio (100 Colonia De Salud) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Nicole Powell - WNBA player (Sacramento Monarchs, born: Jun 22, 1982), S. G. Browne - Humorist, Young Seph - Producer.

Cochise County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sierra Vista and their reported violations in the past:

DESERT WINDS MOBILE PARK (Address: 1900 PICCADILLY DR , Population served: 34, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2008)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-19-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY (Address: 27 RAMSEY CANYON RD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Arizona:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.3%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.3%
Whole state:

7.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Sierra Vista in 2010:

  • 2,694 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 217 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 47 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in college/university student housing

People in group quarters in Sierra Vista in 2000:

  • 2,237 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 259 people in nursing homes
  • 67 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in Sierra Vista (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Sierra Vista Mall Branch, Sierra Vista Branch, Fry & Coronado Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Sierra Vista Branch at 3148 East Fry Boulevard, branch established on 1976/12/13. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Sierra Vista-Buena Branch at 3932 East Fry Boulevard, branch established on 1978/05/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • National Bank of Arizona: Sierra Vista Branch at 25 South Highway 92, branch established on 1996/05/01. Info updated 2008/09/11: Bank assets: $4,485.6 mil, Deposits: $3,731.3 mil, headquarters in Tucson, AZ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 73 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • Compass Bank: Sierra Vista Branch at 211 South Carmichael Avenue, branch established on 1982/08/09. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

For population 15 years and over in Sierra Vista:

Marital status in Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Sierra Vista:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Arizona average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sierra Vista
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Religion statistics for Sierra Vista, AZ (based on Cochise County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic26,61516
Evangelical Protestant13,773131
Other8,38430
Mainline Protestant3,38626
Black Protestant8623
Orthodox501
None78,276-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
This county:

4.38 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 100
Cochise County:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Cochise County:

22.4%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cochise County:

9.0%
Arizona:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sierra Vista:

50.4%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sierra Vista:

49.0%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Sierra Vista:

28.5
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sierra Vista:

19.4%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sierra Vista:

33.0%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Sierra Vista:

57.6%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Sierra Vista:

80.3%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sierra Vista, AZ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 61$346,031$68,0720$0
Firefighters 50$273,998$65,7600$0
Financial Administration 48$251,138$62,7854$6,282
Other and Unallocable 38$146,760$46,3452$3,127
Police - Other 23$110,544$57,67510$14,506
Parks and Recreation 20$71,362$42,817133$54,283
Streets and Highways 17$54,799$38,6825$8,031
Solid Waste Management 15$48,725$38,9803$4,907
Sewerage 12$38,513$38,5131$1,530
Transit 9$24,751$33,00110$12,878
Other Government Administration 7$43,991$75,4130$0
Local Libraries 6$27,023$54,04613$12,179
Judicial and Legal 2$10,999$65,9940$0
Airports 1$3,011$36,1321$2,555
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 309$1,451,645$56,375182$120,278

Sierra Vista government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,359,000 ($148.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $894,000 ($20.83)
    Sewerage: $776,000 ($18.08)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,958,000 ($255.36)
    Regular Highways: $7,066,000 ($164.66)
    Central Staff Services: $6,684,000 ($155.76)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,358,000 ($101.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,957,000 ($92.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,165,000 ($73.76)
    Sewerage: $2,971,000 ($69.23)
    General Public Buildings: $2,159,000 ($50.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,186,000 ($27.64)
    Libraries: $921,000 ($21.46)
    Air Transportation: $888,000 ($20.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $833,000 ($19.41)

Sierra Vista government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $5,639,000 ($131.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,460,000 ($103.93)
    Sewerage: $3,829,000 ($89.23)
    Air Transportation: $959,000 ($22.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $73,000 ($1.70)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $40,000 ($0.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,323,000 ($77.44)
    Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($0.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,990,000 ($279.41)
    Highways: $3,410,000 ($79.46)
    Other: $1,266,000 ($29.50)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,830,000 ($438.80)
    Other License: $1,904,000 ($44.37)
    Property: $399,000 ($9.30)

Sierra Vista government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,736,000 ($646.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,829,000 ($555.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,907,000 ($91.05)

Sierra Vista government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,628,000 ($224.37)

8.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,219 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.03%
Arizona average:

6.11%

0.30% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,133 average AGI)
Cochise County:

0.30%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pima County, AZ  1.09% ($35,622 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.60% ($36,335)
from San Diego County, CA  0.16% ($46,569)


8.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.67%
Arizona average:

5.15%

0.35% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,398 average AGI)
Cochise County:

0.35%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pima County, AZ  1.62% ($45,155 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.88% ($35,331)
to Montgomery County, TN  0.21% ($45,011)
Businesses in Sierra Vista, AZ
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's4
Arby's1Motel 61
AutoZone1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nike5
Best Western1Nissan1
Big O Tires1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
Burger King1Outback Steakhouse1
CVS1Pac Sun1
Carl\s Jr.1Panda Express1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Cinnabon 1Payless2
Circle K7Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut2
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen2Quiznos1
Dennys1RadioShack3
Domino's Pizza2Rodeway Inn1
Famous Footwear1Rue211
FedEx8SONIC Drive-In1
Finish Line1Sears3
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC1Sprint Nextel2
GameStop3Staples1
H&R Block2Starbucks3
Hilton1Suburban1
Holiday Inn2Subway3
Home Depot1Super 81
Honda1T-Mobile1
Hot Topic1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1Target1
KFC1Toyota1
Kincaid1U-Haul4
Kmart1UPS12
Kroger1Verizon Wireless2
La-Z-Boy1Victoria's Secret1
Lowe's1Vons1
Marriott2Walmart1
Marshalls1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sierra Vista:

  • KTAN (1420 AM; 2 kW; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KNXN (1470 AM; 3 kW; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: GOOD MUSIC, INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KQTL (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAHUARITA, AZ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF TUCSON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTKT (990 AM; 10 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORP.)
  • KEVT (1030 AM; 10 kW; CORTARO, AZ; Owner: ONE MART CORP.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNST (790 AM; 5 kW; TUCSON, AZ)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KHIL (1250 AM; 5 kW; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • KAPR (930 AM; 3 kW; DOUGLAS, AZ)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sierra Vista:

  • KZMK (100.9 FM; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KKYZ (101.7 FM; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: COCHISE BROADCASTING, LLC (A WYOMING LLC))
  • KRMB (90.1 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCDQ (95.3 FM; DOUGLAS, AZ; Owner: COCHISE BROADCASTING, LLC (A WYOMING LLC))
  • KWCD (92.3 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KWRB (90.9 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KXCI (91.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGMG (106.3 FM; ORACLE, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • K255AC (98.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUN. COLLEGE DIST)
  • KZLZ-FM2 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K263AA (100.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUAT-FM (90.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K292CM (106.3 FM; SUMMERHAVEN, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • KZLZ-FM1 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWCX-FM (104.9 FM; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • KWFM-FM (97.1 FM; GREEN VALLEY, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K261CK (100.1 FM; SAN XAVIER, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KAVV (97.7 FM; BENSON, AZ; Owner: STEREO 97, INC.)
  • K209AG (89.7 FM; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ETC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Sierra Vista fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 52Number of bridges
  • 272ft / 82.9mTotal length
  • $39,000Total costs
  • 380,489Total average daily traffic
  • 19,003Total average daily truck traffic
  • 397,552Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sierra Vista, AZ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51930-1939
  • 71950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 161980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sierra Vista, AZ
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sierra Vista)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sierra Vista, AZ)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 687 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sierra Vista)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 62 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sierra Vista)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 64
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Service Call: 23
  • Good Intent Call: 5
Fire incident types in Sierra Vista, AZ

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sierra Vista, AZ

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sierra Vista, Arizona:

  • Sun Canyon Inn, 260 N Garden Ave, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 , Phone: (520) 459-0610, Fax: (520) 458-5178
  • Windemere Hotel & Conference Center, 2047 South Hwy 92, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 , Phone: (520) 459-5900, Fax: (520) 458-1347
  • Western Motel, 43 W Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 , Phone: (520) 458-4303
  • Quality Inn, 1631 S Hwy 92, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 , Phone: (520) 458-7900, Fax: (520) 459-2603
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 100 Fab Ave, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 , Phone: (520) 459-5380, Fax: (520) 459-6052
  • Best Western Mission Inn, 3460 E Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 , Phone: (520) 458-8500, Fax: (520) 459-3070
  • Rodeway Inn & Suites, 250 Carroll Dr, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 , Phone: (520) 459-7110, Fax: (520) 459-1196
  • Gateway Studio Suites, 203 S Garden Ave, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 , Phone: (520) 458-5555, Fax: (520) 458-2129
  • 10 other hotels and motels
All 18 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sierra Vista, Arizona
Most common first names in Sierra Vista, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John22172.8 years
Robert18674.3 years
Mary17778.7 years
James16772.4 years
William14872.9 years
Charles11574.5 years
George10975.7 years
Richard9168.1 years
Helen8279.4 years
Dorothy7578.1 years
Most common last names in Sierra Vista, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7873.7 years
Johnson4479.2 years
Anderson4177.1 years
Miller3875.9 years
Brown3474.9 years
Williams3372.2 years
Davis3372.3 years
Moore3271.3 years
Jones3175.3 years
Nelson3074.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sierra Vista, AZ
  • 77.9%Utility gas
  • 20.3%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sierra Vista, AZ
  • 49.3%Utility gas
  • 48.1%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel


Sierra Vista compared to Arizona state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Sierra Vista on our top lists:

  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military transient quarters for temporary residents (population 1,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc. (population 1,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 (85613) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #20 (85613) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #21 (85613) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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