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Cochise County, Arizona (AZ)

County population in 2014: 127,448 (64% urban, 36% rural); it was 117,755 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 21,838
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,873
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 29,546
Renter-occupied apartments: 16,154 (it was 14,347 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

34%

Land area: 6169 sq. mi.

Water area: 49.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cochise County: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (39.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.9%), Educational, health and social services (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 35%
  • Government: 36%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cochise County, Arizona:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (58.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (32.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Asian alone (1.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Arizona median age:  35.0 years
Males: 64,989  (51.0%)
Females: 62,459  (49.0%)

Cochise County,AZ real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cochise County:

2.0 people
Arizona:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,647 ($32,105 in 1999)

This county:

$46647
Arizona:

$48510

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $636 (lower quartile is $478, upper quartile is $890)
This county:

$636
State:

$746


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $150,000 (it was $80,200 in 2000)
Cochise:

$150,000
Arizona:

$166,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,300 - $228,300

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $196,414
Here:

$196,414
State:

$244,313

Townhouses or other attached units: $117,676
Here:

$117,676
State:

$166,848

In 2-unit structures: $86,492
Here:

$86,492
State:

$127,695

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $370,634
Here:

$370,634
State:

$113,718

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,068
Here:

$141,068
State:

$138,510

Mobile homes: $79,079
Here:

$79,079
State:

$63,477

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,100
Here:

$12,100
State:

$32,935
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,129
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $332

Institutionalized population: 3,187

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 17
  • Robberies: 16
  • Assaults: 558
  • Burglaries: 362
  • Thefts: 704
  • Auto thefts: 213

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 20
  • Assaults: 662
  • Burglaries: 297
  • Thefts: 757
  • Auto thefts: 222
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Health of residents in Cochise County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
71.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
54.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
95.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
57.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 185 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 483 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2008: 417 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 2009: 372 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2010: 347 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2011: 319 buildings, average cost: $195,100
  • 2012: 278 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2013: 172 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2014: 179 buildings, average cost: $146,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,149 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,040 (0.8%)

Cochise County household income distribution in 2009 Cochise County home values distribution Cochise County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.1%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 27.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.6% for American Indian residents, 5.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.6% for other race residents, 31.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.1%
Cochise County:

19.1%
Arizona:

18.6%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.4% for Black residents, 27.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.7% for American Indian residents, 9.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.6% for other race residents, 29.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 36 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cochise County is $475 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $596 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $823 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sierra Vista, Sierra Vista Southeast, Douglas, Bisbee, Elfrida, Benson, Willcox, Whetstone, Bowie, Mescal.

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

2012 air pollution in Cochise County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.045 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 31.6 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Clarke County, Alabama , Richland Parish, Louisiana , Winn Parish, Louisiana , Houston County, Georgia , Johnson County, Georgia , Taylor County, Georgia , Worth County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.6%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,459
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 14,438 (49% naturalized citizens)

Cochise County:

12.3%
Whole state:

12.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,249
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,831
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,177
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,430
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,218
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,417
  • 1970 to 1974: 950
  • 1965 to 1969: 3,166

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.4%

Cochise County marital status for males Cochise County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 29,088
  • One, attached: 2,119
  • Two: 862
  • 3 or 4: 1,298
  • 5 to 9: 832
  • 10 to 19: 1,344
  • 20 or more: 2,094
  • Mobile homes: 12,278
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1,211

Housing units in Cochise County with a mortgage: 12,904 (1,493 second mortgage, 1,174 home equity loan, 54 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,333

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cochise County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic26,61516
Evangelical Protestant13,773131
Other8,38430
Mainline Protestant3,38626
Black Protestant8623
Orthodox501
None78,276-
Cochise County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Cochise County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Cochise County:

4.38 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 100
This county:

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%
State:

22.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.0%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Cochise County:

Average size of farms: 1020 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $82,429
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.54%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 28.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $71,335
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,260
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.13
Corn for grain: 16332 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1888 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5,465 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 9,766 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cochise County-area historical earthquake activity is below Arizona state average. It is 250% 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 419.7 miles away from Cochise County 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 352.9 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 348.7 miles away from the county 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 281.2 miles away from the county 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 343.3 miles away from Cochise County 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 423.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • ArizonaHorseshoe Two Fire, Incident Period: May 8, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 9, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2907, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • ArizonaMule Pass Fire, Incident Period: May 18, 2009 to May 20, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 18, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2821, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • ArizonaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3241): September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3241, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • ArizonaAsh Fire, Incident Period: June 21, 2003 to June 26, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 21, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2471, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • ArizonaSevere Storms, High Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: September 14, 1999 to September 23, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1304): October 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1304, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • ArizonaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: January 5, 1993 to March 6, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-977): January 19, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-977, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • ArizonaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 23, 1983 to October 10, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-691): October 5, 1983, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-691, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • ArizonaDrought, Incident Period: April 15, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3038): April 15, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3038, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • ArizonaHeavy Rains, Flash Floods, Incident Period: September 22, 1970, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-294): September 22, 1970, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-294, Natural disaster type: Flash Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Cochise County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (70%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Japan (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cochise County (%):

  • German (12%)
  • English (9%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Cochise County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 34,401 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 6,973 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 113 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 34 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 152 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 230 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,738 (6%)
  • Other means: 408 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,811 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Cochise County, Arizona in 2000:

  • 2,261 people in state prisons
  • 2,237 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 475 people in nursing homes
  • 231 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 134 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 126 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 74 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in religious group quarters
  • 19 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 16 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 8 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Cochise County, Arizona in 2010:

  • 2,694 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 2,570 people in state prisons
  • 355 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 210 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 118 people in college/university student housing
  • 99 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 77 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 49 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,951.

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%

2.40% relocated from other counties in Arizona ($8,401 average AGI)
6.27% relocated from other states ($27,457 average AGI)
Cochise County:

6.27%
Arizona average:

3.94%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Pierce County, WA  0.15% ($30,147)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.15% ($48,493)
from San Diego County, CA  0.13% ($37,379)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.12% ($34,909)


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%

2.87% relocated to other counties in Arizona ($11,093 average AGI)
5.74% relocated to other states ($26,597 average AGI)
Cochise County:

5.74%
Arizona average:

3.79%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Bell County, TX  0.18% ($43,838)
to San Diego County, CA  0.12% ($39,745)
to Honolulu County, HI  0.12% ($48,426)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.12% ($44,346)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Cochise County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Cochise County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cochise County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cochise County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cochise County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 22,854 (19,340 aged, 3,514 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,834 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Cochise County, Arizona in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1364)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1136)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1121)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (838)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (734)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (541)
  • Unspecified dementia (455)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (449)
  • Congestive heart failure (446)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (382)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 53.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.2
  • Other - 18.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 204.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 134.8
  • Poisoning - 34.0
  • Suffocation - 25.8
  • Other - 9.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 125,075
  • In family households: 104,403 (24,141 male householders, 9,512 female householders)
    25,457 spouses, 33,926 children (30,728 natural, 991 adopted, 2,207 stepchildren), 3,923 grandchildren, 1,088 brothers or sisters, 1,180 parents, 1,495 other relatives, 2,786 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 20,672 (8,927 male householders (7,259 living alone)), 8,285 female householders (7,107 living alone)), 3,460 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,271 (3,187 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 16,107 2-persons, 6,878 3-persons, 5,582 4-persons, 2,902 5-persons, 1,335 6-persons, 849 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,366 1-person, 2,429 2-persons, 285 3-persons, 92 4-persons, 26 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

19,831 married couples with children.
7,428 single-parent households (1,763 men, 5,665 women).

70.5% of residents of Cochise County speak English at home.
25.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,822,690,000 ($14698 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $889,307,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $481,761,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $130,700,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,389,000
Federal grants: $195,458,000
Federal procurement contracts: $612,911,000 ($460,998,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $396,471,000 ($313,845,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,946,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $124,611,000
Federal Government insurance: $129,284,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,032
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,698
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,890
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+28 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,274
Here:

+26 per 1000 residents
State:

+69 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cochise County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.93 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.7

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 773
  • 2000 to 2004: 12,893
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,667
  • 1980 to 1989: 11,627
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,135
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,954
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,848
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,134
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,255
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cochise County, Arizona
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 269
  • 2 rooms: 779
  • 3 rooms: 1,697
  • 4 rooms: 3,671
  • 5 rooms: 7,214
  • 6 rooms: 7,308
  • 7 rooms: 4,736
  • 8 rooms: 2,169
  • 9+ rooms: 1,703
  • 1 room: 766
  • 2 rooms: 1,294
  • 3 rooms: 2,429
  • 4 rooms: 3,807
  • 5 rooms: 2,878
  • 6 rooms: 1,881
  • 7 rooms: 852
  • 8 rooms: 313
  • 9+ rooms: 127
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cochise County, Arizona
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 407
  • 1 bedroom: 2,019
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,011
  • 3 bedrooms: 14,871
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,568
  • 5+ bedrooms: 670
  • no bedroom: 891
  • 1 bedroom: 3,227
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,255
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,955
  • 4 bedrooms: 964
  • 5+ bedrooms: 55
Cars and other vehicles available in Cochise County, Arizona in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,081
  • 1 vehicle: 8,858
  • 2 vehicles: 12,850
  • 3 vehicles: 4,769
  • 4 vehicles: 1,499
  • 5+ vehicles: 489
  • no vehicle: 2,038
  • 1 vehicle: 7,274
  • 2 vehicles: 4,078
  • 3 vehicles: 805
  • 4 vehicles: 65
  • 5+ vehicles: 87

48% of Cochise County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28% lived in Arizona.

Cochise County:

48.4%
State average:

46.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 39014
  • Northeast: 9166
  • Midwest: 18781
  • South: 15986
  • West: 16886

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $70,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cochise County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (62.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.5%)
  • Electricity (13.8%)
  • Wood (3.4%)
  • Utility gas (58.8%)
  • Electricity (30.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.1%)
  • Wood (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 915
Here:

6.4%
Arizona:

6.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 282
Here:

3.7%
Arizona:

6.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 752
Here:

11.4%
Arizona:

13.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Cochise County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,694,000
    General - Other: $2,710,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $15,133,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,985,000
    Health - Other: $12,449,000
    Regular Highways: $12,401,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,084,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,708,000
    Financial Administration: $5,094,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,366,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,239,000
    Sewerage: $3,186,000
    General - Other: $2,386,000
    Parks and Recreation: $939,000
    Solid Waste Management: $800,000
    Air Transportation: $230,000
    Housing and Community Development: $36,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,530,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,036,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $160,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,257,000

Cochise County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,937,000
    Sewerage: $3,409,000
    Regular Highways: $901,000
    Air Transportation: $217,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $86,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $7,470,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,888,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,978,000
    Sale of Property: $1,003,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $666,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,010,000
    All Other: $14,836,000
    Education: $13,173,000
    Highways: $11,085,000
  • Tax - Property: $33,697,000
    Other License: $132,000

Cochise County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $52,200,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $51,085,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,045,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,715,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,607,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,115,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $277,000

Cochise County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,087,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,864,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,085,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,708
  • Number of aged recipients: 515
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,193
  • Number of recipients under 18: 281
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,589
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 838
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,088
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,176
Cochise County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cochise County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Cochise County, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John56173.7 years
Robert48772.3 years
James46972.9 years
Mary45278.2 years
William45075.0 years
Charles32575.0 years
George29675.1 years
Maria25076.6 years
Helen21879.0 years
Richard21668.7 years
Most common last names in Cochise County, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22973.7 years
Johnson12777.9 years
Jones11475.7 years
Williams10475.1 years
Miller10375.9 years
Anderson9776.3 years
Lopez9674.5 years
Brown9275.5 years
Martinez9271.0 years
Garcia8674.5 years
Businesses in Cochise County, AZ
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware4Marriott2
Alco Stores2Marshalls1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone3McDonald's5
Baskin-Robbins1Motel 64
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Best Western4Nike7
Big O Tires1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King5Outback1
CVS1Outback Steakhouse1
Carl\s Jr.2Pac Sun1
Chevrolet2Panda Express1
Church's Chicken1Papa John's Pizza1
Cinnabon 1Payless4
Circle K10Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut4
Curves1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen6Quality2
Days Inn2Quiznos1
Dennys2RadioShack6
Domino's Pizza2Rodeway Inn1
Famous Footwear1Rue211
FedEx16SONIC Drive-In1
Finish Line1Safeway4
Ford1Sears3
GNC2Spencer Gifts1
GameStop4Sprint Nextel3
H&R Block7Staples1
Hilton1Starbucks7
Holiday Inn3Suburban1
Home Depot1Subway7
Honda1Super 85
Hot Topic1T-Mobile4
JCPenney1Taco Bell2
Jack In The Box1Target1
Jones New York1Toyota1
KFC4U-Haul12
Kincaid1UPS21
Kmart1Verizon Wireless2
Kroger1Victoria's Secret1
La-Z-Boy1Vons4
Lane Furniture1Walmart3
Lowe's1Wendy's2

Cochise County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"