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Population in 2013: 45,129 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.5%
 
Males: 21,727  (48.1%)
Females: 23,402  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
Arizona median age:  33.8 years

Zip codes: 85613, 85635, 85650.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,639 (it was $38,427 in 2000)
Sierra Vista:

$53,639
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,602 (it was $18,436 in 2000)

Sierra Vista city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $177,868 (it was $100,000 in 2000)
Sierra Vista:

$177,868
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $216,412; Detached houses: $231,391; Townhouses or other attached units: $214,000; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $165,707; Mobile homes: $70,827; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $95,113

Median gross rent in 2012: $917.

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  • White alone - 27,313 (60.6%)
  • Hispanic - 10,095 (22.4%)
  • Black alone - 3,769 (8.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1,946 (4.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1,493 (3.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 346 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 40 (0.09%)
  • Other race alone - 35 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sierra Vista: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.7%), Irish (9.2%), English (7.5%), United States (5.2%), Italian (3.0%), French (2.4%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1956

Land area: 153.5 square miles.

Population density: 294 people per square mile   (very low).

Sierra Vista,AZ real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Sierra Vista:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sierra Vista city:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

4,107 residents are foreign born (2.5% Asia, 2.1% Europe).

This city:  9.1%
Arizona:  13.4%



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Sierra Vista, Arizona as of April 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sierra Vista to the number of sex offenders is 1,717 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,286 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,303 (0.8%)

Sierra Vista satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 213 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 1998: 253 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 1999: 273 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 2000: 297 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2001: 302 buildings, average cost: $72,600
  • 2002: 372 buildings, average cost: $69,900
  • 2003: 402 buildings, average cost: $70,600
  • 2004: 491 buildings, average cost: $72,200
  • 2005: 577 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2006: 427 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2007: 178 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2008: 193 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2009: 197 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2010: 169 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2011: 186 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2012: 169 buildings, average cost: $206,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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: +2,910 (+6.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,659 (79.3%)

Area code: 520

Sierra Vista household income distribution Sierra Vista home values distribution

Crime rates in Sierra Vista by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 5011141411120
per 100,000 12.10.02.52.52.49.52.39.22.32.32.44.50.0
Rapes 0461081110201313212124
per 100,000 0.010.214.925.119.526.123.046.029.829.650.147.251.5
Robberies 24181518223316192423131428
per 100,000 58.146.137.345.153.778.236.843.755.052.331.031.560.1
Assaults 6768101889275829173748610878
per 100,000 162.2174.0251.4220.6224.4177.7188.5209.5167.3168.4205.3242.6167.3
Burglaries 222228187237235240217283261174212167246
per 100,000 537.5583.5465.5594.2573.1568.6498.7651.5598.0395.9506.1375.2527.8
Thefts 1,2491,0851,2481,4231,1461,1161,5751,2301,0561,1591,1291,1141,217
per 100,000 3023.92776.63106.53567.52794.82644.03619.92831.42419.72636.72695.02502.92610.9
Auto thefts 8510610212211112616513110164544578
per 100,000 205.8271.3253.9305.9270.7298.5379.2301.6231.4145.6128.9101.1167.3
Arson 11111211591226138795
per 100,000 26.628.229.927.612.221.327.659.929.818.216.720.210.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 262.9243.1269.6307.5269.1283.0297.3309.4248.5234.7262.5252.3261.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sierra Vista detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 97 (66 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Arizona average:

1.99

Sierra Vista tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,429 (+13.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Sierra Vista: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 Sierra Vista 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 the city 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 the city 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, 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

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

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)
  • 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)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-HACIENDA (660 SOUTH CORONADO DRIVE)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SIERRA VISTA (2305 EAST WILCOX DRIVE)

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: 71; Location: 215 TAYLOR DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SHILOH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 49; Location: 200 NORTH AVE; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Sierra Vista:

Private elementary/middle schools in Sierra Vista:

  • FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 255; Location: 1447 S 7TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF THE MOUNTAINS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 163; Location: 1425 E YAQUI 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

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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

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.0%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.5% for Black residents, 13.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.0% for American Indian residents, 5.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.8% for other race residents, 8.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Sierra Vista, Arizona environmental map by EPA

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Sierra Vista compared to Arizona state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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.

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

  • Sun Canyon Inn, 260 N Garden Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 , Phone: (520) 459-0610, Fax: (520) 458-5178
  • Windemere Hotel & Conference Center, 2047 South Hwy 92, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 , Phone: (520) 459-5900, Fax: (520) 458-1347
  • Western Motel, 43 W Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 , Phone: (520) 458-4303
  • Quality Inn, 1631 S Hwy 92, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 , Phone: (520) 458-7900, Fax: (520) 459-2603
  • Sierra Suites, 391 E Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 , Phone: (602) 454-4221, Fax: (520) 459-8449
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 100 Fab Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 , Phone: (520) 459-5380, Fax: (520) 459-6052
  • Motel 6, Sierra Vista, 1551 E Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 , Phone: (520) 459-5035
  • Best Western Mission Inn, 3460 E Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 , Phone: (520) 458-8500, Fax: (520) 459-3070
  • 10 other hotels and motels
All 18 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sierra Vista, Arizona

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Sierra Vista travel time to work - commute Sierra Vista mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sierra Vista city (based on Cochise County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.77%
Here: 40.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents53.8%12.5%10.9%4.6%3.1%
Congregations11.4%12.8%10.7%11.4%6.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.5%1.3%1.3%1.1%10.0%
Congregations2.7%6.0%1.3%3.4%33.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Cochise County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

4.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

9.0%
State:

14.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 19$99,522$62,8561$1,132
Other Government Administration 13$73,062$67,4429$8,077
Judicial and Legal 1$9,671$116,0523$5,739
Police Protection - Officers 64$351,829$65,9680$0
Police - Other 24$101,158$50,5797$10,952
Firefighters 49$235,837$57,7560$0
Fire - Other 4$24,301$72,9030$0
Streets and Highways 24$90,052$45,0263$4,294
Airports 1$4,016$48,1921$2,150
Health 9$21,983$29,3110$0
Solid Waste Management 14$42,241$36,2077$12,509
Sewerage 10$27,755$33,3062$2,646
Parks and Recreation 33$119,275$43,37366$52,390
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$30,894$61,7880$0
Transit 9$23,851$31,8018$13,450
Local Libraries 6$22,798$45,59612$10,296
Other and Unallocable 38$160,787$50,7753$7,301
Totals for Government 324$1,439,032$53,297122$130,936

Sierra Vista government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $180,000 ($3.99)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,740,000 ($193.67)
    Police Protection: $7,686,000 ($170.31)
    Air Transportation: $5,481,000 ($121.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,064,000 ($90.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,062,000 ($67.85)
    Sewerage: $2,446,000 ($54.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,312,000 ($51.23)
    Health - Other: $1,920,000 ($42.54)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,565,000 ($34.68)
    Libraries: $1,285,000 ($28.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $986,000 ($21.85)
    Financial Administration: $779,000 ($17.26)
    Central Staff Services: $536,000 ($11.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,428,000 ($31.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $697,000 ($15.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $555,000 ($12.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,158,000 ($424.52)

Sierra Vista government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $4,475,000 ($99.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,834,000 ($84.96)
    Sewerage: $3,156,000 ($69.93)
    Air Transportation: $1,090,000 ($24.15)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,474,000 ($32.66)
    Interest Earnings: $312,000 ($6.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $27,000 ($0.60)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($0.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $10,818,000 ($239.71)
    All Other: $4,233,000 ($93.80)
    Highways: $3,727,000 ($82.59)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,331,000 ($295.40)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,410,000 ($31.24)
    Other License: $1,410,000 ($31.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $587,000 ($13.01)

Sierra Vista government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,878,000 ($706.38)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,635,000 ($590.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,959,000 ($176.36)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,716,000 ($60.18)

Sierra Vista government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,812,000 ($173.10)

9.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,290 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.47% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,431 average AGI)
Cochise County:

0.47%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pima County, AZ  1.20% ($30,798 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.68% ($33,010)
from Bell County, TX  0.17% ($47,615)


9.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.52% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,436 average AGI)
Cochise County:

0.52%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pima County, AZ  1.63% ($34,200 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.70% ($32,552)
to El Paso County, TX  0.18% ($49,711)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Sierra Vista fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 29
Total length: 39 meters (128ft)
Total costs: $7,942,000
Total average daily traffic: 261,666
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,498
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 393,956

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 7
  • 1980-1989: 13
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sierra Vista, AZ
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sierra Vista)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sierra Vista, AZ)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 29 (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: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 541 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sierra Vista)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 72 (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

Incident types - Sierra Vista

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

Sierra Vista on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc."
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage increase in population in the 1970s"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business operations specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of days clear of clouds (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest increase in population in the 1970s"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average sunshine amount"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #14 (85613) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #90 (85613) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Icelander first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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