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Sierra Vista, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Sierra Vista had a population of 44,880 as of July 1, 2023. Sierra Vista ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Sierra Vista is located at latitude 31.5545 and longitude -110.3037 in Cochise County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sierra Vista encompass a land area of 152.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Cochise County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7).

The City of Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista is located within Sierra Vista Division of Cochise County.

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Sierra Vista, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 44,880 (100%)
Population in Households 42,517 (94.7%)
Population in Families 34,166 (76.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,363 ( 5.3%)
Population Density 295
Diversity Index2 73


Median Household Income $72,061
Average Household Income $86,149
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $36,402
Wealth Index5 65
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (50.9)


Total HU (Housing Units) 20,080 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,907 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,757 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,416 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $202,188
Average Home Value $224,826
Housing Affordability Index3 149


Total Households 18,664
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 12,182
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.29% -0.25%
Households 0.33% 0.09%
Families   0.12%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   3.14%
Owner Occupied HU   0.51%

Sierra Vista, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sierra Vista to the other 467 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 27 94th
Population Density # 167 64th
Median Household Income # 85 82nd
Housing Affordability Index # 357 76th
Per Capita Income # 112 76th
Diversity Index # 100 79th

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