Sierra Vista, AZ

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2022 Population
45,212
0.596% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37
0.804% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
2.72% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,899
7.21% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$215,900
18% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
16,701
1.38% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sierra Vista, AZ had a population of 45.2k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $70,899. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sierra Vista, AZ grew from 44,944 to 45,212, a 0.596% increase and its median household income grew from $66,129 to $70,899, a 7.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sierra Vista, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.1%), White (Hispanic) (11.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.12%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.01%).

None of the households in Sierra Vista, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Sierra Vista, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sierra Vista, AZ are Cochise County Community College District (1,972 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Sierra Vista, AZ was $215,900, and the homeownership rate was 61.5%.

Most people in Sierra Vista, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Sierra Vista, AZ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sierra Vista, AZ is home to a population of 45.2k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.41% of Sierra Vista, AZ residents were born outside of the country (4.25k people).

In 2022, there were 4.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.4k people) in Sierra Vista, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.35k White (Hispanic) and 3.67k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
96.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of Sierra Vista, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sierra Vista, AZ was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sierra Vista, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.4k ± 899
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.35k ± 847
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    3.67k ± 817
24.6%
Hispanic Population
11.1k people

In 2022, there were 4.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.4k people) in Sierra Vista, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.35k White (Hispanic) and 3.67k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.6% of the people in Sierra Vista, AZ are hispanic (11.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sierra Vista, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    500,763 ± 16,756 people
  2. India
    40,959 ± 4,955 people
  3. Canada
    39,634 ± 4,874 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 500,763 Arizona residents, followed by India with 40,959 and Canada with 39,634.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.41%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.25k people
9.55%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.29k people

As of 2022, 9.41% of Sierra Vista, AZ residents (4.25k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sierra Vista, AZ was 9.55%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,925 ± 449
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,729 ± 373
  3. Vietnam
    1,549 ± 267

Sierra Vista, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sierra Vista, AZ employs 16.7k people. The largest industries in Sierra Vista, AZ are Public Administration (3,265 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,496 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,804 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($90,625), Public Administration ($89,891), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,952).

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,270. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

16.7k
2022 Value
± 1,075
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 9.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sierra Vista, AZ grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 16.5k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sierra Vista, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,874 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,381 people), and Management Occupations (1,310 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sierra Vista, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.7k
2022 Value
± 1,075
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 9.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sierra Vista, AZ grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 16.5k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sierra Vista, AZ, are Public Administration (3,265 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,496 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,804 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sierra Vista, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Sierra Vista, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$62,266
Median earning men ± $5,030
$36,103
Median earning women ± $1,835

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($98,644), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($79,031), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,833).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,761), Information ($57,083), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,245).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.3%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.15M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.3% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.21%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arizona went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.52%).

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Kyrsten Sinema won election to the Senate as a Democrat in 2018
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arizona over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sierra Vista, AZ awarded 1,972 degrees. The student population of Sierra Vista, AZ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,699 male students and 2,098 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sierra Vista, AZ are White (922 and 47%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (671 and 34.2%), Black or African American (158 and 8.06%), and Two or More Races (92 and 4.69%).

The largest universities in Sierra Vista, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Cochise County Community College District (1,972 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sierra Vista, AZ are General Intelligence (913 and 46.3%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (220 and 11.2%), and General Studies (145 and 7.35%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,797 students enrolled in Sierra Vista, AZ, 44.7% men and 55.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,799 records, of which 59.6% were women and 40.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 913 degrees awarded
  2. 145 degrees awarded
  3. 96 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sierra Vista, AZ was General Intelligence with 913 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Sierra Vista, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,972 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cochise County Community College District with 1,972 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,129 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sierra Vista, AZ, which is 1.34 times more than the 843 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 922 degrees mean that there were 1.37 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 671 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,184) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.12% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.41M), and Bachelors Degree (1.02M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sierra Vista, AZ was $215,900 in 2022, which is 0.766 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $182,900 to $215,900, a 18% increase. The homeownership rate in Sierra Vista, AZ is 61.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sierra Vista, AZ have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sierra Vista, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sierra Vista, AZ is $70,899. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Sierra Vista, AZ was Census Tract 14.02 with a value of $96,857, followed by Census Tract 17.01 and Census Tract 16.01, with respective values of $73,495 and $69,056.

Property

$215,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,107
$11,307
Median Property Taxes
±$867

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sierra Vista, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Sierra Vista, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

61.5%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.5% of the housing units in Sierra Vista, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.1%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Sierra Vista, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 14.02
  2. Census Tract 17.01
  3. Census Tract 16.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sierra Vista, AZ was Census Tract 14.02 with a value of $96,857, followed by Census Tract 17.01 and Census Tract 16.01, with respective values of $73,495 and $69,056.

The following map shows all of the places in Sierra Vista, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$70,899
Median Household Income
± $4,937
18.4k
Number of Households
± 1,083

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.4k households in Sierra Vista, AZ grew to $70,899 from the previous year's value of $66,129.

The following chart displays the households in Sierra Vista, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sierra Vista, AZ is from Arizona.
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2022, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.545% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.59%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.87%)

In 2022, 76.3% of workers in Sierra Vista, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.59%) and those who worked at home (8.87%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sierra Vista, AZ have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in Sierra Vista, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sierra Vista, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sierra Vista, AZ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sierra Vista, AZ (4.66k out of 43k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sierra Vista, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.5% of the population of Sierra Vista, AZ has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 23.1% on non-group plans, and 11.1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cochise County, AZ see 1679 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.6% decrease from the previous year (1837 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1554 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 817 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,679 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cochise County, AZ

Primary care physicians in Cochise County, AZ see an average of 1,679 patients per year. This represents a 8.6% decrease from the previous year (1,837 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cochise County, AZ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 34.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 21% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.48%
Uninsured
32.4%
Employer Coverage
16.7%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
23.1%
Non-Group
11.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sierra Vista, AZ declined by 15.7% from 6.49% to 5.48%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sierra Vista, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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