Sierra Vista Relocation Guide
Sierra Vista is located in Cochise County, Arizona. According to 2010 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 43,888. The city is part of the Sierra Vista-Douglas Micropolitan Area with an estimated population of 129,518. Fort Huachuca, a U.S. Army post, is included in City population estimates and is located in the northwest part of the city.
Sierra Vista, which is Spanish for “Mountain View”, is located 70 miles (110 km) southeast of Tucson and serves as the main commercial, cultural, and recreational hub of Cochise County. The city is accessible via Interstate 10 and State Highway 90. The city is surrounded by the Huachuca Mountains, Dragoon Mountains, Whetstone Mountains, Mustang Mountains, and Mule Mountains and is bordered on the east by the San Pedro River.
Sierra Vista has a fairly stable climate with very little humidity. However, the Monsoon season can bring torrential rain during the months of July and August and will produce almost half the yearly rainfall in just those two months alone. Due to the dry climate the rest of the year and the city’s high elevation, daily low temperatures range 20 to 30 degrees F (-1.1 to -6.7 degrees C) on average and up to 50 degrees F (27.8 degrees C) on rare occasions. Snow is not a common sight on the streets of Sierra Vista though some years the city can receive several inches of snow and other years it will receive none.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,427, and the median income for a family was $44,077. Males had a median income of $30,053 versus $23,805 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,436. About 8.0% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.
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