Sierra Vista, AZ

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Population

43,585

1.79% decline

Median Age

34.3


Median Household Income

$58,839

4.55% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

15,591

1.45% growth

Median Property Value

$180,400

1.35% growth

About

In 2017, Sierra Vista, AZ had a population of 43.6k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $58,839. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sierra Vista, AZ declined from 44,381 to 43,585, a -1.79% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,280 to $58,839, a 4.55% increase.

The population of Sierra Vista, AZ is 57.6% White Alone, 25.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.5% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Sierra Vista, AZ speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sierra Vista, AZ are University of Arizona-South (166 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Sierra Vista, AZ is $180,400, and the homeownership rate is 55.2%. Most people in Sierra Vista, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Sierra Vista, AZ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sierra Vista, AZ employs 15.6k people. The largest industries in Sierra Vista, AZ are Public Administration (3,217 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,120 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,909 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,415), Public Administration ($67,596), and Manufacturing ($64,063).

Median household income in Sierra Vista, AZ is $58,839. Males in Sierra Vista, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,169. The income inequality in Sierra Vista, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,839

2017 value

± $2,831

4.55%

1 Year Growth

± 6.64%

Households in Sierra Vista, AZ have a median annual income of $58,839, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,280 in 2016, which represents a 4.55% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,619

Average Male Salary

± $1,335

$46,169

Average Female Salary

± $1,026

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Arizona by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,397 ± $4,848

  2. White

    $48,861 ± $892

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,845 ± $31,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sierra Vista, AZ is from Arizona.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 18

  2. Census Tract 14.02

  3. Census Tract 16.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sierra Vista, AZ was Census Tract 18 with a value of $81,904, followed by Census Tract 14.02 and Census Tract 16.01, with respective values of $70,069 and $60,500.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sierra Vista, AZ (5.81k out of 40.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,630 ± 544

  2. Hispanic

    1,758 ± 396

  3. Two Or More

    412 ± 190

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

15.6k

2017 Value

± 945

1.45%

1 Year growth

± 8.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sierra Vista, AZ grew at a rate of 1.45%, from 15.4k employees to 15.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sierra Vista, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,257 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,502 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1,353 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sierra Vista, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sierra Vista, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,257 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,502 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1,353 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sierra Vista, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.34 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.98 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sierra Vista, AZ, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($77,973), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($76,500), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,030).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.6k

2017 Value

± 945

1.45%

1 Year growth

± 8.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sierra Vista, AZ grew at a rate of 1.45%, from 15.4k employees to 15.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sierra Vista, AZ, are Public Administration (3,217 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,120 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,909 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Sierra Vista, AZ, by number of employees, are Public Administration (3,217 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,120 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,909 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sierra Vista, AZ has an unusually high number of Public Administration (4.42 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.75 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sierra Vista, AZ, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,415), Public Administration ($67,596), and Manufacturing ($64,063).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.6B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $16.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $23.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.7B) and Electronics ($16.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$158B

2015 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

83.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arizona trade was $158B. This is expected to increase 83.3% to $290B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $21.9B

  2. $8.27B

  3. $4.07B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.9B, followed by Texas with $8.27B and New Mexico and $4.07B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.8% of the population of Sierra Vista, AZ has health coverage, with 30.9% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 7.67% on Medicare, 29.3% on non-group plans, and 13.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Sierra Vista, AZ was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Sierra Vista, AZ see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1516 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 820 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1,516 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arizona in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.2%

Uninsured

30.9%

Employer Coverage

12.8%

Medicaid

7.67%

Medicare

29.3%

Non-Group

13.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sierra Vista, AZ grew by 0.835% from 6.15% to 6.2%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arizona by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Sierra Vista, AZ is home to a population of 43.6k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.58% of Sierra Vista, AZ residents were born outside of the country (4.17k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sierra Vista, AZ is composed of 25.1k White Alone residents (57.6%), 11.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (25.5%), 2.83k Black or African American Alone residents (6.5%), 1.87k Two or More Races residents (4.28%), 1.73k Asian Alone residents (3.98%), 535 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.23%), 283 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.649%), and 88 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.202%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sierra Vista, AZ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.7

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sierra Vista, AZ was 34.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Sierra Vista, AZ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sierra Vista, AZ residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.58%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.17k people

9.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.08k people

As of 2017, 9.58% of Sierra Vista, AZ residents (4.17k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sierra Vista, AZ was 9.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    511,535 ± 16,887 people

  2. Canada

    42,113 ± 5,023 people

  3. India

    35,674 ± 4,625 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,535 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 42,113 and India with 35,674.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Sierra Vista, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sierra Vista, AZ was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    25.1k ± 810

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.1k ± 971

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.83k ± 469

In 2017, there were 2.26 times more White Alone residents (25.1k people) in Sierra Vista, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.1k Hispanic or Latino and 2.83k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Sierra Vista, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Sierra Vista, AZ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Sierra Vista, AZ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sierra Vista, AZ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,639 ± 361

  2. Vietnam

    1,955 ± 261

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,857 ± 312

Sierra Vista, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sierra Vista, AZ awarded 166 degrees. The student population of Sierra Vista, AZ is skewed towards women, with 204 male students and 260 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sierra Vista, AZ are White (97 and 58.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (52 and 31.5%), Two or More Races (7 and 4.24%), and Black or African American (4 and 2.42%).

The largest universities in Sierra Vista, AZ by number of degrees awarded are University of Arizona-South (166 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sierra Vista, AZ are Other Science Technologies (52 and 31.3%), Secondary Education & Teaching (22 and 13.3%), and General Psychology (22 and 13.3%).

The median tuition costs in Sierra Vista, AZ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,297 and $30,759 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 52 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sierra Vista, AZ was Other Science Technologies with 52 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

166 degrees awarded

$8,297

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Sierra Vista, AZ institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arizona-South with 166 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

70

Degrees Awarded to Men

96

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 70 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sierra Vista, AZ, which is 0.729 times less than the 96 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    97 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    52 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sierra Vista, AZ were to White students. These 97 degrees mean that there were 1.87 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 52 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sierra Vista, AZ was $180,400 in 2017, which is 0.829 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $178,000 to $180,400, a 1.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Sierra Vista, AZ is 55.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sierra Vista, AZ have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sierra Vista, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$58,839

Median Household Income

± $2,831

17.1k

Number of Households

± 888

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.1k households in Sierra Vista, AZ grew to $58,839 from the previous year's value of $56,280.

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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Housing

Property Value

$180,400

2017 Median

± $7,731

$178,000

2016 Median

± $5,979

In 2017, the median property value in Sierra Vista, AZ grew to to $180,400 from the previous year's value of $178,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sierra Vista, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sierra Vista, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sierra Vista, AZ 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.

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Rent vs Own

55.2%

2017 Homeownership

53.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.2% of the housing units in Sierra Vista, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sierra Vista, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sierra Vista, AZ have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% of the workforce in Sierra Vista, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.39%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.59%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sierra Vista, AZ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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