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The City of Tombstone had a population of 1,285 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Tombstone is located at latitude 31.7129 and longitude -110.0676 in Cochise County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tombstone 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 4,547 feet.

The City of Tombstone 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.

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Tombstone, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,285 (100%)
Population in Households 1,285 (100.0%)
Population in Families 934 (72.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 139
Diversity Index2 50


Median Household Income $39,998
Average Household Income $56,112
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $27,993
Wealth Index5 43


Total HU (Housing Units) 799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 476 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 191 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $175,719
Average Home Value $191,509
Housing Affordability Index3 112


Total Households 668
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 370
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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.79% -0.65%
Households -0.59% -0.45%
Families   -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   5.90%
Owner Occupied HU   0.42%

Tombstone, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tombstone to the other 467 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 189 60th
Population Density # 244 48th
Median Household Income # 325 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 236 51st
Per Capita Income # 202 57th
Diversity Index # 220 53rd

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