Sierra Vista, AZ

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2020 Population
43,756
0.825% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Democratic Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.7
1.38% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.3%
7.26% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,585
2020 Median Property Value
$174,100
0.869% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
15,501
0.833% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Sierra Vista, AZ had a population of 43.8k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $59,585. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Sierra Vista, AZ grew from 43,398 to 43,756, a 0.825% increase and its median household income stayed from $59,585 to $59,585, a 0% change.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sierra Vista, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.2%), White (Hispanic) (17%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.41%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.58%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.97%).

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.

97.3% of the residents in Sierra Vista, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sierra Vista, AZ are Cochise County Community College District (1,853 degrees awarded in 2020) and University of Arizona-Sierra Vista (191 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Sierra Vista, AZ was $174,100, and the homeownership rate was 59%.

Most people in Sierra Vista, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Sierra Vista, AZ was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Sierra Vista, AZ is home to a population of 43.8k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 9.21% of Sierra Vista, AZ residents were born outside of the country (4.01k people).

In 2020, there were 3.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25k people) in Sierra Vista, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.44k White (Hispanic) and 3.24k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.3%
2020 Citizenship
97.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.3% of Sierra Vista, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Sierra Vista, AZ was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sierra Vista, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25k ± 985
  2. White (Hispanic)
    7.44k ± 743
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.24k ± 438
24.2%
Hispanic Population
10.6k people

In 2020, there were 3.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25k people) in Sierra Vista, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.44k White (Hispanic) and 3.24k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.2% of the people in Sierra Vista, AZ are hispanic (10.6k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    514,264 ± 16,964 people
  2. Canada
    43,680 ± 5,116 people
  3. India
    42,811 ± 5,065 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 514,264 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 43,680 and India with 42,811.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.21%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
4.01k people
9.58%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
4.17k people

As of 2018, 9.21% of Sierra Vista, AZ residents (4.01k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sierra Vista, AZ was 9.58%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,080 ± 444
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,810 ± 349
  3. Vietnam
    1,710 ± 269

Sierra Vista, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Sierra Vista, AZ employs 15.5k people. The largest industries in Sierra Vista, AZ are Public Administration (3,132 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,050 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,874 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($77,097), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,855), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,104).

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,015. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

15.5k
2020 Value
± 1,033
0.833%
1 Year growth
± 9.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sierra Vista, AZ grew at a rate of 0.833%, from 15.4k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sierra Vista, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,940 people), Management Occupations (1,385 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,191 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

15.5k
2020 Value
± 1,033
0.833%
1 Year growth
± 9.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sierra Vista, AZ grew at a rate of 0.833%, from 15.4k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sierra Vista, AZ, are Public Administration (3,132 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,050 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,874 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

$53,670
Median earning men ± $4,377
$30,998
Median earning women ± $4,443

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($85,456), Information ($73,813), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,521).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($65,329), Manufacturing ($52,826), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,497).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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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. $35.2B
  2. $22.1B
  3. $18.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Electronics with $35.2B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($22.1B) and Mixed freight ($18.2B).

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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$230B
2020 Value in Arizona
$463B
Projected 2050 Value in Arizona
101% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arizona trade was $230B. This is expected to increase 101% to $463B by 2050.

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. $32.1B
  2. $14.9B
  3. $5.53B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $32.1B, followed by Texas with $14.9B and Michigan and $5.53B.

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

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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
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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In 2020, universities in Sierra Vista, AZ awarded 2,044 degrees. The student population of Sierra Vista, AZ in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,592 male students and 2,130 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sierra Vista, AZ are White (1,050 and 51.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (691 and 33.9%), Black or African American (120 and 5.88%), and Two or More Races (85 and 4.17%).

The largest universities in Sierra Vista, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Cochise County Community College District (1,853 and 90.7%) and University of Arizona-Sierra Vista (191 and 9.34%).

The most popular majors in Sierra Vista, AZ are General Intelligence (779 and 38.1%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (237 and 11.6%), and General Studies (126 and 6.16%).

The median tuition cost in Sierra Vista, AZ for a public four year colleges is $8,719 for in-state students and $33,273 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 3,722 students enrolled in Sierra Vista, AZ, 42.8% men and 57.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,680 records, of which 64.1% were women and 35.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 779 degree-majors awarded
  2. 126 degree-majors awarded
  3. 82 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sierra Vista, AZ was General Intelligence with 779 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. 1,853 degrees awarded
  2. 191 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cochise County Community College District with 1,853 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 1,183 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sierra Vista, AZ, which is 1.37 times more than the 861 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,050 degrees mean that there were 1.52 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 691 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($8,719) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($572) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.954% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% 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 2020 were Some college (1.47M), High School or Equivalent (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (966k).

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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The median property value in Sierra Vista, AZ was $174,100 in 2020, which is 0.758 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $172,600 to $174,100, a 0.869% increase. The homeownership rate in Sierra Vista, AZ is 59%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Sierra Vista, AZ have an average commute time of 17.9 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 $59,585. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Sierra Vista, AZ was Census Tract 14.02 with a value of $86,936, followed by Census Tract 17.01 and Census Tract 16.01, with respective values of $56,135 and $52,267.

Property

$174,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,432
$10,506
Median Property Taxes
±$788

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

59%
Homeownership
2020
66.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 59% of the housing units in Sierra Vista, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.3%.

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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 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sierra Vista, AZ was Census Tract 14.02 with a value of $86,936, followed by Census Tract 17.01 and Census Tract 16.01, with respective values of $56,135 and $52,267.

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.
$59,585
Median Household Income
± $3,768
17.8k
Number of Households
± 1,016

In 2020, the median household income of the 17.8k households in Sierra Vista, AZ stayed at $59,585 from the previous year's value of $59,585.

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.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2020, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.736% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.67%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.39%)

In 2020, 75.2% of workers in Sierra Vista, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.67%) and those who worked at home (7.39%).

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

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sierra Vista, AZ have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% 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

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sierra Vista, AZ (5.05k out of 41.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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93.5% of the population of Sierra Vista, AZ has health coverage, with 30.8% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 9.8% on Medicare, 24.9% on non-group plans, and 11.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cochise County, AZ see 1837 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.109% increase from the previous year (1835 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1657 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 818 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arizona, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,837 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cochise County, AZ

Primary care physicians in Cochise County, AZ see an average of 1,837 patients per year. This represents a 0.109% increase from the previous year (1,835 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Arizona across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 34.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 21% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.46%
Uninsured
30.8%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
9.8%
Medicare
24.9%
Non-Group
11.5%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sierra Vista, AZ grew by 25.4% from 5.15% to 6.46%.

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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