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Cochise County, Arizona (AZ)

County population in 2019: 125,922 (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: 20 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cochise County: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.4%), Educational, health and social services (18.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 28%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Cochise County, AZ (2019)
    • 68,96858.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 44,98838.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,7134.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,0953.5%Two or more races
    • 2,6142.2%Asian alone
    • 4150.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1290.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

42.2 years
Arizona median age:

38.3 years
Males: 64,204  (51.0%)
Females: 61,718  (49.0%)
Average household size:
Cochise County:

2.0 people
Arizona:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,484 ($32,105 in 1999)
This county:

$48,484
Arizona:

$62,055

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $628 (lower quartile is $485, upper quartile is $839)
This county:

$628
State:

$939


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $154,000 (it was $80,200 in 2000)
Cochise:

$154,000
Arizona:

$255,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,000 - $229,900

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $311,035
Here:

$311,035
State:

$339,629

Townhouses or other attached units: $241,349
Here:

$241,349
State:

$267,800

In 2-unit structures: $107,351
Here:

$107,351
State:

$203,287

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $2,965,687
Here:

$2,965,687
State:

$387,093

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $244,946
Here:

$244,946
State:

$236,921

Mobile homes: $105,935
Here:

$105,935
State:

$80,695

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,480
Here:

$8,480
State:

$34,702

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,197
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $331

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:

  • 1997: 544 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 1998: 563 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 1999: 624 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2000: 686 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 2001: 613 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 2002: 681 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2003: 826 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 2004: 931 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 2005: 1265 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2006: 1032 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 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
  • 2015: 139 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2016: 149 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2017: 192 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2018: 212 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2019: 249 buildings, average cost: $202,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Cochise, AZ residents
Average permit cost in Cochise, AZ
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,269 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,003 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Cochise, AZ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cochise, AZ in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cochise, AZ in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.3%
Cochise County:

16.3%
Arizona:

13.5%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.4% for Black residents, 25.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.8% for American Indian residents, 53.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.1% for other race residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.2 years old
(Males: 40.1 years old, Females: 44.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 53.5 years old, Black residents: 29.9 years old, American Indian residents: 41.1 years old, Asian residents: 51.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.4 years old, Other race residents: 45.1 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

2018 air pollution in Cochise County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.041 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 26.3 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near 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 November 2020:
Here:

6.4%
Arizona:

7.6%

Unemployment by year in Cochise, AZ
County total employment by year in Cochise, AZ
County average yearly wages by year in Cochise, AZ

Current college students: 7,459
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 12,898 (52.0% naturalized citizens)

Cochise County:

10.2%
Whole state:

13.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,5432010 or later
  • 2,4532000 to 2009
  • 2,1981990 to 1999
  • 3,6071980 to 1989
  • 2,6351970 to 1979
  • 4,116Before 1970

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: 39,534
  • One, attached: 1,302
  • Two: 52
  • 3 or 4: 562
  • 5 to 9: 1,611
  • 10 to 19: 3,191
  • 20 to 49: 569
  • 50 or more: 1,172
  • Mobile homes: 13,108
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 487

Housing units in Cochise County with a mortgage: 18,040 (506 second mortgage, 419 home equity loan, 160 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,213

Here:

51.4% with mortgage
State:

62.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cochise County

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-
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 significantly above Arizona state average. It is 1021% 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 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 the 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 Cochise County center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 281.2 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:

  • Arizona Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4524, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Arizona Monument Fire, Incident Period: June 12, 2011 to June 26, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 2919, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Arizona Horseshoe Two Fire, Incident Period: May 08, 2011 to June 21, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 2907, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Arizona Mule Pass Fire, Incident Period: May 18, 2009 to May 20, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 18, 2009, FEMA Id: 2821, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Arizona Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3241: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3241, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Arizona Ash Fire, Incident Period: June 21, 2003 to June 26, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 21, 2003, FEMA Id: 2471, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Arizona Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: October 21, 2000 to November 08, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1347: October 27, 2000, FEMA Id: 1347, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arizona Severe 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: 1304, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Arizona Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: January 05, 1993 to March 06, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-977: January 19, 1993, FEMA Id: 977, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arizona SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 23, 1983 to October 10, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-691: October 05, 1983, FEMA Id: 691, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cochise County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Cochise

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 37,257 (78.0%)
  • Carpooled: 5,530 (11.6%)
  • Bus: 134 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 229 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 82 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,348 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 3,164 (6.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (64%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cochise County


  • German (7%)
  • American (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • European (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $52,429.

8.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

2.23% relocated from other counties in Arizona ($10,201 average AGI)
5.51% relocated from other states ($33,885 average AGI)
Cochise County:

5.51%
Arizona average:

4.37%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Bell County, TX  0.14% ($50,541)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.13% ($63,214)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.12% ($40,164)
from El Paso County, TX  0.11% ($62,620)


8.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

3.08% relocated to other counties in Arizona ($15,246 average AGI)
5.25% relocated to other states ($30,517 average AGI)
Cochise County:

5.25%
Arizona average:

3.39%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.16% ($45,667)
to El Paso County, CO  0.13% ($63,123)
to Pierce County, WA  0.12% ($52,648)
to Honolulu County, HI  0.12% ($61,981)

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 2019: 12.6

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 2019: 9.8

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 population in Cochise County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cochise County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cochise County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cochise County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cochise County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cochise County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cochise County, Arizona in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,671)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,494)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,466)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,196)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (954)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (669)
  • Unspecified dementia (653)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (613)
  • Congestive heart failure (566)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (469)

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: 125,922
  • Male householders: 28,632 (8,138 living alone), Female householders: 23,350 (7,892 living alone)
  • 24,442 spouses (24,140 opposite-sex spouses), 2,934 unmarried partners, (2,920 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 28,430 children (25,975 natural, 1,415 adopted, 1,040 stepchildren), 2,953 grandchildren, 1,408 brothers or sisters, 1,341 parents, 0 foster children, 2,122 other relatives, 4,408 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 5,902

Size of family households: 15,709 2-persons, 7,223 3-persons, 5,012 4-persons, 2,230 5-persons, 1,556 6-persons, 734 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 16,030 1-person, 2,434 2-persons, 842 3-persons, 73 4-persons, 139 5-persons.

14,857 married couples with children.
6,791 single-parent households (1,230 men, 5,561 women).

71.8% of residents of Cochise speak English at home.
25.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,822,690,000 ($14,698 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:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built in Cochise County, Arizona
  • Year house built in Cochise County, Arizona
  • 8572014 or later
  • 1,9922010 to 2013
  • 10,5922000 to 2009
  • 12,0351990 to 1999
  • 8,1501980 to 1989
  • 11,2761970 to 1979
  • 5,4481960 to 1969
  • 4,5111950 to 1959
  • 1,6281940 to 1949
  • 5,0991939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cochise County, Arizona
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cochise County, Arizona
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cochise County, Arizona
  • 2991 room
  • 3642 rooms
  • 8013 rooms
  • 3,2674 rooms
  • 8,6425 rooms
  • 8,3026 rooms
  • 4,6477 rooms
  • 4,9698 rooms
  • 3,9629+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cochise County, Arizona
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cochise County, Arizona
  • 1,4071 room
  • 1,1412 rooms
  • 1,6143 rooms
  • 3,8354 rooms
  • 3,2265 rooms
  • 3,0286 rooms
  • 1,3997 rooms
  • 4508 rooms
  • 6299+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cochise County, Arizona
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cochise County, Arizona
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cochise County, Arizona
  • 457no bedroom
  • 8521 bedroom
  • 6,2472 bedrooms
  • 18,6233 bedrooms
  • 7,7364 bedrooms
  • 1,3385+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cochise County, Arizona
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cochise County, Arizona
  • 1,507no bedroom
  • 2,2051 bedroom
  • 5,9702 bedrooms
  • 5,2523 bedrooms
  • 1,3854 bedrooms
  • 4105+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cochise County, Arizona in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cochise County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cochise County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 831no vehicle
  • 9,0871 vehicle
  • 13,1902 vehicles
  • 8,6973 vehicles
  • 2,0404 vehicles
  • 1,4085+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cochise County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cochise County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,837no vehicle
  • 7,2851 vehicle
  • 4,6882 vehicles
  • 1,1643 vehicles
  • 4214 vehicles
  • 3345+ vehicles

83.7% of Cochise County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Arizona.

Cochise County:

83.7%
State average:

82.6%

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

  • This state: 47,082
  • Other state: 63,363
  • Northeast: 7,612
  • Midwest: 19,297
  • South: 15,685
  • West: 20,769
Year householders moved into unit in Cochise County, AZ
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cochise County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.2%Utility gas
  • 26.5%Electricity
  • 15.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 0.9%Solar energy
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 47.0%Electricity
  • 44.6%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 914
Here:

7.4%
Arizona:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 468
Here:

7.3%
Arizona:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 184
Here:

3.1%
Arizona:

13.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cochise County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,396,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,677,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,076,000
    Air Transportation: $438,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $126,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $15,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,544,000
    Air Transportation: $66,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $22,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $19,272,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,577,000
    Regular Highways: $9,146,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,930,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $8,623,000
    General - Other: $7,958,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,088,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,138,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,894,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,102,000
    Financial Administration: $2,748,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,123,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,553,000
    Libraries: $1,347,000
    Health - Other: $1,092,000
    Air Transportation: $303,000
    Water Utilities: $212,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $10,179,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,002,000
    Education: $7,748,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,246,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,108,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $617,000
    Water Utilities: $158,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,408,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,611,000
    Interest Earnings: $405,000
    Sale of Property: $349,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $91,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,530,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $210,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,265,000
    Highways: $10,799,000
    Other: $5,962,000
    Education: $5,439,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,277,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,098,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,527,000
    Other License: $48,000
    Other: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,254,000

Cochise County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,396,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,677,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,076,000
    Air Transportation: $438,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $126,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $15,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,544,000
    Air Transportation: $66,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $22,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $19,272,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,577,000
    Regular Highways: $9,146,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,930,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $8,623,000
    General - Other: $7,958,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,088,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,138,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,894,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,102,000
    Financial Administration: $2,748,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,123,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,553,000
    Libraries: $1,347,000
    Health - Other: $1,092,000
    Air Transportation: $303,000
    Water Utilities: $212,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $10,179,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,002,000
    Education: $7,748,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,246,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,108,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $617,000
    Water Utilities: $158,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,408,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,611,000
    Interest Earnings: $405,000
    Sale of Property: $349,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $91,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,530,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $210,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,265,000
    Highways: $10,799,000
    Other: $5,962,000
    Education: $5,439,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,277,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,098,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,527,000
    Other License: $48,000
    Other: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,254,000

Cochise County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,396,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,677,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,076,000
    Air Transportation: $438,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $126,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $15,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,544,000
    Air Transportation: $66,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $22,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $19,272,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,577,000
    Regular Highways: $9,146,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,930,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $8,623,000
    General - Other: $7,958,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,088,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,138,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,894,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,102,000
    Financial Administration: $2,748,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,123,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,553,000
    Libraries: $1,347,000
    Health - Other: $1,092,000
    Air Transportation: $303,000
    Water Utilities: $212,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $10,179,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,002,000
    Education: $7,748,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,246,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,108,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $617,000
    Water Utilities: $158,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,408,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,611,000
    Interest Earnings: $405,000
    Sale of Property: $349,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $91,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,530,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $210,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,265,000
    Highways: $10,799,000
    Other: $5,962,000
    Education: $5,439,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,277,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,098,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,527,000
    Other License: $48,000
    Other: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,254,000

Cochise County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,396,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,677,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,076,000
    Air Transportation: $438,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $126,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $15,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,544,000
    Air Transportation: $66,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $22,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $19,272,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,577,000
    Regular Highways: $9,146,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,930,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $8,623,000
    General - Other: $7,958,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,088,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,138,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,894,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,102,000
    Financial Administration: $2,748,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,123,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,553,000
    Libraries: $1,347,000
    Health - Other: $1,092,000
    Air Transportation: $303,000
    Water Utilities: $212,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $10,179,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,002,000
    Education: $7,748,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,246,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,108,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $617,000
    Water Utilities: $158,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,408,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,611,000
    Interest Earnings: $405,000
    Sale of Property: $349,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $91,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,530,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $210,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,265,000
    Highways: $10,799,000
    Other: $5,962,000
    Education: $5,439,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,277,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,098,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,527,000
    Other License: $48,000
    Other: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,254,000

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
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+)"