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"The Town Too Tough to Die"

Famous silver-mining region

Tombstone is a city in Cochise County, in the Sierra Vista-Douglas metro area.

The community was named after a local mine, so-called because it was feared that Apaches would kill the miners.

The latitude of Tombstone is 31.712N. The longitude is -110.066W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,541 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,547.


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Median household income
Local
$26,571
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tombstone demographic reports
Tombstone is between the Dragoon Mountains.
Site of the "Shootout at the OK Corral" and Boot Hill Graveyard.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Helldorado Days - Oct. 19-21, 2007
  • Wyatt Earp Days - May 25-27, 2007
  • Vigilante Days - Aug. 10-12, 2007
  • Rose Festival - April 13-15, 2007
  • Rendezvous of Gunfighters - Sept. 1-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tombstone web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: OK Corral, Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, Chiricahua National Monument, Cochise Stronghold
Quotes:
What saved Tombstone from the fate of other western towns whose mines ran out was nothing more than its heritage of violence.
-- A Sense of Place: Listening to Americans
David Lamb

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15% of Tombstone residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tombstone ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tombstone was $15,447, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Tombstone residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Tombstone include Tombstone Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Tombstone, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $358.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $696.


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Libraries in Tombstone include Tombstone City Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Tombstone include Tombstone News

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

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The average commute time for Tombstone workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Tombstone include Best Western, Best Western Lookout Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Tombstone Motel.

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“ What saved Tombstone from the fate of other western towns whose mines ran out was nothing more than its heritage of violence. ”
~ A Sense of Place: Listening to Americans
David Lamb

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