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Tombstone, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Tombstone had a population of 1,340 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Tombstone is located at latitude 31.7238 and longitude -110.064 in Cochise County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tombstone (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cochise County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,541 feet.

The City of Tombstone (GNIS ID: 2412081) 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 Tombstone is located within Sierra Vista Division of Cochise County.

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


Total Population 1,340
Population in Households 1,340
Population in Familes 977
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 311
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 655
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 373
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 879 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 449 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 224 (25.5%)
Median Home Value $131,849
Average Home Value $169,016


Median Household Income $26,213
Average Household Income $39,859
Per Capita Income $19,206
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.79%
Households -0.19% -0.56%
Families 0.17% -0.71%
Median Household Income   0.12%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
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.

Tombstone, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tombstone 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 # 187 59th
Population Density1 # 171 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 193 57th
Median Household Income # 389 14th
Per Capita Income # 236 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.