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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population44,381
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+19,116
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married54.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.3%
Median Earnings25+$37,961
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,246
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,230

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,606
% Above Poverty Level85.1%
% Below Poverty Level14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone26.5%
Median Gross Rent$908
Median House Value$178,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.5%
Irish10.6%
English8.2%
Italian3.9%
French Except Basque2.7%
Polish2%
Scottish1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Norwegian1.2%
Swedish0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Danishn0.7%
African0.7%
Russian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
German0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Sierra Vista Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cochise County
Standard Zip Codes85635, 85650, 85613
P.O. Box Zip Codes85636, 85671, 85670
Phone Area Codes520
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude31.59
Approximate Longitude-110.17

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)

StationSIERRA VISTA
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp34 to 62 F
Apr Temp46 to 77 F
Jul Temp66 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 79 F
Annual Precip14 inches
StationCORONADO N M HDQTRS
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp32 to 58 F
Apr Temp43 to 75 F
Jul Temp61 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip21.1 inches
StationAPACHE POWDER COMPANY
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 63 F
Apr Temp41 to 79 F
Jul Temp65 to 95 F
Oct Temp46 to 81 F
Annual Precip14.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bisbee5,330$41,568
Tombstone1,479$38,750

Sierra Vista Public Libraries

Sierra Vista Public Library
2600 EAST TACOMA STREET
Sierra Vista, Arizona
(520) 458-4225

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Sierra Vista Public Schools

The Berean Schools
1169 N. Colombo Drive
ZIP: 85365
Other
Total Enrollment 383
Carmichael Elementary School
701 Ne Carmichael Avenue
ZIP: 85635
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Bella Vista Elementary School
801 N. Lenzner
ZIP: 85635
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Aoc-cochise County Juvenile Dentention Centre
100 S Colonia De Salud, Suite, Suite 201
ZIP: 85635
Other
Center For Academic Success The #1
900 Carmelita Drive
ZIP: 85635
High
Total Enrollment 98
Town & Country Elementary School
1313 S. Lenzner Ave
ZIP: 85635
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Imagine Sierra Vista
1000 Wilcox Drive
ZIP: 85635
Pueblo Del Sol Elementary School
5130 Paseo Las Palmas
ZIP: 85635
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Ppep Tec - Colin L. Powell Learning Center
4116 Avenida Cochise, Suites F, Suites F-h
ZIP: 85635
High
Total Enrollment 73
Center For Academic Success #5
900 Carmelita Drive
ZIP: 85635
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Carmichael Elementary Preschool
701 N.e. Carmichael
ZIP: 85635
Primary
Total Enrollment 40
Village Meadows Elementary School
905 El Camino Real
ZIP: 85635
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Joyce Clark Middle School
1045 S. Lenzner Ave
ZIP: 85635
Middle
Total Enrollment 766
Buena High School
5225 E. Buena School Blvd.
ZIP: 85635
High
Total Enrollment 2209
Ctd - Buena High School
5225 E. Buena School Blvd.
ZIP: 85635
High
Presidio De Las Sierras
240 North Highway 90 Bypass
ZIP: 85635
Huachuca Mountain Elementary School
3228 Saint Andrews Drive
ZIP: 85650
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Coronado Elementary School
5148 Coronado School Dr
ZIP: 85650
Primary
Total Enrollment 427

Sierra Vista Private Schools

Veritas Christian Community School
215 Taylor Dr
ZIP: 85635
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 80
First Baptist Christian Academy
1447 S 7th St
ZIP: 85635
Elementary
Total Enrollment 95
All Saints Catholic School
1425 E Yaqui St
ZIP: 85650
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 49
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