Bisbee, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bisbee, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Bisbee had a population of 5,338 as of July 1, 2016. Bisbee ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bisbee is located at latitude 31.398 and longitude -109.9318 in Cochise County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bisbee (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cochise County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,538 feet.

The City of Bisbee (GNIS ID: 2409851) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Bisbee is located within Bisbee Division of Cochise County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bisbee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bisbee, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,338
Population in Households 5,163
Population in Familes 3,544
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density1 1,034
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 2,567
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 1,266
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,657 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 910 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 753 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $143,684
Average Home Value $187,719


Median Household Income $37,258
Average Household Income $48,323
Per Capita Income $23,523
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.69% -0.75%
Households -0.33% -0.66%
Families 0.24% -0.85%
Median Household Income   -1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bisbee, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bisbee to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 96 79th
Population Density1 # 63 86th
Diversity Index2 # 98 78th
Median Household Income # 232 49th
Per Capita Income # 133 71st

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