Demographics & Statistics

Sierra Vista at a Glance

The population of Sierra Vista (2015) is 44,183. It is the largest community in Cochise County, with a total population of 129,112.  The City is a great place for young professionals, with 16.9 percent of Sierra Vistans being 25 to 34 years of age, making that the most common age range in the 2010 Census. Approximately 53% of Sierra Vista’s population is aged between 20 and 59, many of whom are highly educated and skilled veterans. The racial composition of Sierra Vista is 74.5% white, 10.7% other, 9% black/African American, 4.1% Asian, 1.1% American Indian or Alaska native and 0.6% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific islander.

With an average household income (2014) of $58,818, Sierra Vista enjoys a low poverty level, with only 14.1 percent of the population ranking at or below the poverty level. Compared to the national average of 15.9 percent, and the state and county levels at nearly 19 percent, Sierra Vista residents enjoy financial security.

Sierra Vista has one of the lowest crime rates in Cochise County. The FBI database (2016) put Sierra Vista at a low 63.55 crimes per 1,000 residents. This is significantly lower than the statewide figure of 75.88, and far below the 88.03 crimes per 1,000 in Flagstaff, the 87.43 crimes per 1,000 in Phoenix, the 109.12 crimes per 1,000 in Kingman, and the 133.3 crimes per 1,000 in Tucson. The Sierra Vista Police Department is committed to the recruitment and development of highly trained personnel, as well as working with regional organizations and schools to provide crime prevention education and outreach. The SVPD also works in hand-in-hand with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies to ensure residents enjoy a safe environment.

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    Population (2015)

    The population of Sierra Vista is 44,183. The population of Cochise County is 129,112.

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    Square Miles

    Sierra Vista covers an area of 143 square miles. Cochise County is 6,219 square miles.

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    Media Household Income

    The median household income for Sierra Vistans (2014) is $58,818/

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    Average Housing Price

    The average housing price in Sierra Vista is $157,287.

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    Education

    92.7% of Sierra Vistans are high school graduates or hold degrees from higher education institutions.