Sierra Vista Southeast, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 14,797.
Population change since 2000: +3.1%
Males: 6,879  (46.5%)
Females: 7,918  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

48.9 years
Arizona median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 85650.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $74,516 (it was $46,170 in 2000)
Sierra Vista Southeast:

$74,516
AZ:

$56,581

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,164 (it was $20,702 in 2000)

Sierra Vista Southeast CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $192,657 (it was $99,300 in 2000)
Sierra Vista Southeast:

$192,657
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: $1,023.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sierra Vista Southeast: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.2%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.4% for Black residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.0% for American Indian residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 49.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ (2017)
    • 11,40374.3%White alone
    • 3,19320.8%Hispanic
    • 2411.6%Two or more races
    • 1130.7%American Indian alone
    • 960.6%Black alone
    • 940.6%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: American (17.2%), German (12.6%), European (8.1%), English (5.6%), Irish (4.1%), French (3.3%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 112.3 square miles.

Population density: 132 people per square mile   (very low).

Sierra Vista Southeast, Arizona map

952 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 2.1% Europe, 1.5% Asia).

This place:

6.2%
Arizona:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,855 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,930 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Arivaca, AZ (60.8 miles , pop. 50,441).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tucson, AZ (64.4 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (177.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Sierra Vista, AZ (2.2 miles ),
Miracle Valley, AZ (3.0 miles ),
Palominas, AZ (3.2 miles ),
Huachuca City, AZ (3.5 miles ),
Whetstone, AZ (4.1 miles ),
Tombstone, AZ (4.3 miles ),
Naco, AZ (4.5 miles ),
Bisbee, AZ (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 31.49 N, Longitude: 110.23 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,560 (-36.2%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 492 (7.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 520

Distribution of median household income in Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ in 2017
Sierra Vista Southeast satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Arizona:

4.6%
Most common industries in Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (13.9%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.2%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.6%)
  • Public administration (15.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.6%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Public administration (12.0%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Computer specialists (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Sierra Vista Southeast, Arizona

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Earthquake activity:

Sierra Vista Southeast-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 257% 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 410.8 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 341.0 miles away from Sierra Vista Southeast center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 334.4 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 256.2 miles away from Sierra Vista Southeast 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 329.6 miles away from the city 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 416.2 miles away from Sierra Vista Southeast 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 Southeast topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sierra Vista Southeast:

  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-HACIENDA (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SIERRA VISTA, AZ)
  • SIERRA VISTA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; SIERRA VISTA, AZ)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SIERRA VISTA (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SIERRA VISTA, AZ)
  • HOSPICE FAMILY CARE INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SIERRA VISTA, AZ)

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

  • Cochise College (about 34 miles; Douglas, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 8,597)
  • Pima Community College (about 64 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 18,794)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 67 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • University of Arizona (about 67 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 36,324)
  • Eastern Arizona College (about 98 miles; Thatcher, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,810)
  • Central Arizona College (about 132 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 145 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sierra Vista Southeast: Barchas Ranch (A), Broken Arrow Ranch (B), Carr Canyon Ranch (C), Flying H Ranch (D), Bakarich-McCool Ranch (E), Kennedy Ranch (F), Rambo Ranch (G), Richards Ranch (H), Wilcox Ranch (I), Wintergreen Mink Ranch (J), Y-Lightning Ranch (K), Carr Canyon Administration Site (L), Indianada (M), Ramsey Vista Campground (N), Reef Campground (O), Carr Canyon Forest Service Barn (P), San Pedro House (Q), Fry Fire District Station 2 (R), Garden Terrace Assisted Living Center (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sierra Vista Southeast include: Mountain View Assembly of God Church (A), Grace Presbyterian Church (B), Faith Presbyterian Church (C), Country Estates Southern Baptist Church (D), Thunder Mountain Community Church (E), Ramsey Road Church of Christ (F), Golden Acres Community Church (G), Sierra Vista United Korean Church (H), Sierra Springs Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Sierra Vista Southeast: Miller Canyon Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location 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
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Arizona:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.5%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

7.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
45 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
5 people in nursing homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Sierra Vista Southeast:

Marital status in Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Sierra Vista Southeast:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Arizona average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sierra Vista Southeast
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sierra Vista Southeast, 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
Cochise County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

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.
Arizona:

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:
Cochise 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:
This city:

50.9%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sierra Vista Southeast:

48.5%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.4%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sierra Vista Southeast:

9.5%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.6%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Sierra Vista Southeast:

56.5%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.3%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ Residents

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sierra Vista Southeast:

  • KNXN (1470 AM; 3 kW; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: GOOD MUSIC, INC.)
  • KTAN (1420 AM; 2 kW; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KAPR (930 AM; 3 kW; DOUGLAS, AZ)
  • KNST (790 AM; 5 kW; TUCSON, AZ)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KHIL (1250 AM; 5 kW; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sierra Vista Southeast:

  • 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.)
  • KKYZ (101.7 FM; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: COCHISE BROADCASTING, LLC (A WYOMING LLC))
  • 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)
  • KWCX-FM (104.9 FM; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWFM-FM (97.1 FM; GREEN VALLEY, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K261CK (100.1 FM; SAN XAVIER, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KZMK (100.9 FM; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Sierra Vista Southeast fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 28.6mTotal length
  • $600,000Total costs
  • 89,290Total average daily traffic
  • 2,857Total average daily truck traffic
  • 89,460Total future (year 2019) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
  • 30.6%Electricity
  • 29.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.4%Utility gas
  • 4.5%Other fuel
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ
  • 39.7%Utility gas
  • 36.3%Electricity
  • 11.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.4%Wood
  • 6.4%Other fuel


Sierra Vista Southeast compared to Arizona state average:

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