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Tombstone, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Tombstone had a population of 1,278 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Tombstone, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,278
Daytime Population: Workers 773
Daytime Population: Residents 749
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,522
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 1,278
Population in Familes 931
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 296
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $26,748
Average Household Income $40,721
Per Capita Income $19,585


Total Housing Units 875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 428 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 194 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 253 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $144,030
Average Home Value $171,671


Total Households 622
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 354
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.05% -1.05%
Households -0.88% -1.02%
Families -0.57% -1.1%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   3.46%

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, 2017 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 # 188 59th
Population Density # 179 61st
Diversity Index # 197 57th
Median Household Income # 380 16th
Per Capita Income # 234 48th

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