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Overview

Introduction to Bisbee, Arizona

Bisbee, Arizona, in Cochise county, is 79 miles SE of Tucson, Arizona.

Bisbee History

Bisbee was established as a mining town in 1880 and soon came to be known as the 'Queen of the Copper Camps.' The city was named in honor of Judge DeWitt Bisbee, one of the shareholders of the Copper Queen Mine. On January 9, 1902, a city charter was approved and the city of Bisbee was officially incorporated. In 1929, the Cochise county seat was shifted from Tombstone to Bisbee.

Bisbee and nearby Attractions

  • Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
  • Arizona Cactus Botanical Garden
  • Copper Queen Mine
  • Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park
  • Karchner Caverns State Park

Things To Do In Bisbee

The city of Bisbee celebrates numerous festivals like the Bisbee Blues Festival, Fiesta de las Aves and the Brewery Gulch Daze. The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum provides absorbing insight about the city's history. The Copper Queen Mine and the Arizona Cactus Botanical Garden are a must visit for tourists. Visitors can also visit the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park and Karchner Caverns State Park while in Bisbee.

Bisbee Transportation

Flights are available from Tucson International Airport

Bisbee Higher Education

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

Demographics

People

Total Population5,330
Male Share of the Population50.8%
Female Share of the Population49.2%
Senior Citizens25.8%
Employed Population 16+1,921
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married37.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.1%
Median Earnings25+$26,780
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,989
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,568
% Above Poverty Level71.6%
% Below Poverty Level28.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone46.6%
Median Gross Rent$652
Median House Value$129,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.1%
German14.3%
English11.8%
Irish10%
Scottish4.7%
French Except Basque4.6%
Swedish2.9%
Polish2%
Norwegian1.7%
Italian1.7%
Finnish1%
Lithuanian0.8%
African0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Russian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Canadian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Danishn0.1%
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Bisbee Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cochise County
Standard Zip Codes85603
Phone Area Codes520
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude31.43
Approximate Longitude-109.92

Bisbee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBISBEE 1 WNW
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp30 to 56 F
Apr Temp41 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 74 F
Annual Precip20.7 inches
StationTOMBSTONE
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp36 to 60 F
Apr Temp47 to 77 F
Jul Temp67 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip14.1 inches
StationDOUGLAS BISBEE INTL AP
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 62 F
Apr Temp42 to 79 F
Jul Temp64 to 94 F
Oct Temp47 to 80 F
Annual Precip13.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Douglas16,764$34,253
Sierra Vista44,381$65,606
Tombstone1,479$38,750

Bisbee Public Libraries

Cochise County Library District
100 CLAWSON AVENUE 2ND FLOOR
Bisbee, Arizona
(520) 432-8930
Copper Queen Library
6 MAIN STREET
Bisbee, Arizona
(520) 432-4232

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Bisbee Hospitals

Copper Queen Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
101 Cole Ave

Bisbee Public Schools

Bisbee Middle School
519 Melody Lane
ZIP: 85603
Lowell School
100 Old Douglas Road
ZIP: 85603
Middle
Total Enrollment 195
Bisbee High School
675 School Terrace Rd.
ZIP: 85603
High
Total Enrollment 317
Ctd - Bisbee High School
675 School Terrace Road
ZIP: 85603
High
Greenway Primary School
98 Cole Ave
ZIP: 85603
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
Ppep Tec - Manuel Borjorquez Learning Center
203 Bisbee Road, Suite A
ZIP: 85603
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