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Overview

Introduction to Sierra Vista, Arizona

Sierra Vista, Arizona is 58 miles SE of Tucson, Arizona. It is in Cochise county.

Sierra Vista History

Sierra Vista was officially incorporated in 1956. The town was named after the Spanish term for "mountain." In 1971, Fort Huachuca, a U.S. military base and one of the largest employers in Arizona, was annexed by Sierra Vista. The city has nicknamed the "Hummingbird Capital of the United States."

Sierra Vista and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Huachuca Museum
  • Coronado National Memorial
  • Barnes Field House
  • Parker Canyon Lake
  • San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
  • Arizona Cactus Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Sierra Vista

The city is home to Fort Huachuca, which was once the home of the "Buffalo Soldiers." To know more about the local history and culture of Sierra Vista and the surrounding area, one can visit the Fort Huachuca Museum, the Coronado National Memorial, the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park and the Arizona Folklore Preserve. The Cochise Plaza Shopping Center and the Coronado Village Shopping Center are popular local shopping spots. One can also plan a day trip to the Arizona Cactus Botanical Garden Busby Park, Fairbanks Park, Bella Vista Neighborhood Park or the Sierra Vista City Park.

Sierra Vista Transportation

The Sierra Vista Muni-Libby AAF Airport can be reached in a few minutes.

Sierra Vista Higher Education

Cochise College, Pima Community College and the University of Arizona are all nearby.

People

Total Population 44,892
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 20,209
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 54.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.2%
Median Earnings25+ $38,093
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,457
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,508

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,898
% Above Poverty Level 87.3%
% Below Poverty Level 12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.9%
Median Gross Rent $931
Median House Value $186,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.4%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 10.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sierra Vista Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 58 miles SE of Tucson, Arizona
County Cochise
Standard Zip Codes 85613, 85635, 85650
P.O. Box Zip Codes 85636, 85670, 85671
Phone Area Codes 520
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.554
Longitude -110.303

Sierra Vista Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SIERRA VISTA
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 62 F
Apr Temp 46 to 77 F
Jul Temp 66 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 79 F
Annual Precip 14 inches
Station CORONADO N M HDQTRS
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 58 F
Apr Temp 43 to 75 F
Jul Temp 61 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 21.1 inches
Station APACHE POWDER COMPANY
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 63 F
Apr Temp 41 to 79 F
Jul Temp 65 to 95 F
Oct Temp 46 to 81 F
Annual Precip 14.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sierra Vista, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fort Huachuca (85613, 85670)

Fry (85635)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bisbee 5,415 $45,938
Tombstone 1,510 $40,046

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sierra Vista Hospitals

SIERRA VISTA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
300 EL CAMINO REAL
(520) 458-4641
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sierra Vista High Schools

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BUENA HIGH SCHOOL
5225 E. BUENA SCHOOL BLVD.
520-515-2800
Serves 2,653 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

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650 E. WILCOX
520-458-4200
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 160 students.

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4116 AVENIDA COCHISE SUITES F
520-458-8205
A Charter School.
Serves 71 students.

OMEGA ALPHA ACADEMY SCHOOL
35 E. WILCOX DRIVE
520-452-7965
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 68 students.

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