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Profile for Sierra Vista, Arizona, AZ

Taken on Carr Canyon
Taken on Carr Canyon
Date taken: 1/17/2007
Contributed by melaniemichelle on March 1, 2007

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"Hummingbird Capital of the United States"

Sierra Vista is a city in Cochise County.

The community name derives from Spanish for "mountain."

The latitude of Sierra Vista is 31.554N. The longitude is -110.303W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,633 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 39,841.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$38,427
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sierra Vista demographic reports
Sierra Vista is amid the Huachuca, Mule, Dragoon and Whetstone mountains.
Site of Fort Huachuca, home of the "Buffalo Soldiers"
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 117. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Oktoberfest -
  • Art in the Park - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sierra Vista web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Sierra Vista Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Ramsey Canyon Preserve, Parker Canyon Lake
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 65

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sierra Vista demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cochise County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85613 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Sierra Vista residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sierra Vista ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sierra Vista was $18,436, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

26% of Sierra Vista residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Sierra Vista festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sierra Vista, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $460.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $930.


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Libraries in Sierra Vista include Sierra Vista Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sierra Vista include Sierra Vista Herald

TV stations in Sierra Vista include KWBA.

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Cochise County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sierra Vista political report.

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The average commute time for Sierra Vista workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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