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Sunizona, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Sunizona Census Designated Place had a population of 279 as of July 1, 2016. Sunizona ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sunizona is located at latitude 31.8841 and longitude -109.6329 in Cochise County. The formal boundaries for the Sunizona Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cochise County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,347 feet.

The Sunizona Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582871) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunizona 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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Sunizona, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 279
Population in Households 279
Population in Familes 206
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 33
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 136
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 212 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (35.8%)
Median Home Value $170,588
Average Home Value $242,361


Median Household Income $29,402
Average Household Income $42,126
Per Capita Income $20,308
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.36%
Households 0.24% -0.3%
Families 0.83% -0.51%
Median Household Income   -0.71%
Per Capita Income   0.41%
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.

Sunizona, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunizona 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 # 330 27th
Population Density1 # 389 14th
Diversity Index2 # 197 57th
Median Household Income # 345 24th
Per Capita Income # 213 53rd

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