Sierra Vista, AZ Profile: Facts & Data


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Sierra Vista, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Sierra Vista had a population of 45,558 as of July 1, 2018. 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 31.5654 and longitude -110.3145 in Cochise County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sierra Vista (see map below) 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 elevation is 4,632 feet.

The City of Sierra Vista (GNIS ID: 2411898) 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, 2018)


Total Population 45,558
Population in Households 43,032
Population in Familes 35,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,526
Population Density2 299
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $57,590
Average Household Income $74,312
Per Capita Income $30,276


Total Housing Units 20,121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,087 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,808 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,226 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $207,395
Average Home Value $218,210


Total Households 17,895
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 11,711
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.12% -0.31%
Households 0.27% -0.32%
Families 0.24% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Sierra Vista, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sierra Vista to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 22 95th
Population Density # 177 61st
Diversity Index # 105 77th
Median Household Income # 60 87th
Per Capita Income # 78 83rd

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