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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.

People

Total Population 5,415
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 23.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,975
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 37.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,938
% Above Poverty Level 70.9%
% Below Poverty Level 29.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 46.4%
Median Gross Rent $654
Median House Value $137,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.5%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 8.7%

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

Bisbee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 79 miles SE of Tucson, Arizona
County Cochise
Standard Zip Codes 85603
Phone Area Codes 520
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.448
Longitude -109.927

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)

Station BISBEE 1 WNW
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 56 F
Apr Temp 41 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 20.7 inches
Station TOMBSTONE
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 47 to 77 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 14.1 inches
Station DOUGLAS BISBEE INTL AP
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 62 F
Apr Temp 42 to 79 F
Jul Temp 64 to 94 F
Oct Temp 47 to 80 F
Annual Precip 13.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Copper Queen (85603)

Lowell (85603)

South Bisbee (85603)

Sunset Acres (85603)

Tintown (85603)

Warren (85603)

Winwood (85603)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Douglas 16,911 $32,019
Sierra Vista 44,892 $67,898
Tombstone 1,510 $40,046

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

Bisbee Public Libraries

Library
Cochise County Library District
100 CLAWSON STREET
Bisbee, Arizona
(520) 432-8930
Library Web Site

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Bisbee Hospitals

COPPER QUEEN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
101 COLE AVENUE
(520) 432-5383
Emergency Service: Yes

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BISBEE HIGH SCHOOL
675 SCHOOL TERRACE RD.
520-432-5714
A Title I School.
Serves 395 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

PPEP TEC - MANUEL BORJORQUEZ LEARNING CENTER
203 BISBEE ROAD SUITE A
520-432-5445
A Charter School.
Serves 17 students.

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