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City of Sierra Vista, Arizona
Official seal of City of Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Location in Cochise County and the state of Arizona
Location in Cochise County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 31°32′44″N 110°16′35″W / 31.54556, -110.27639
Country United States
State Arizona
County Cochise
Incorporated 1956
Government
 - Mayor Bob Strain
Area
 - Total 153.4 sq mi (397.5 km²)
 - Land 153.46 sq mi (397.4 km²)
 - Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km²)
Elevation 4,633 ft (1,412 m)
Population (2005)[1]
 - Total 41,908
 - Density 273.2/sq mi (105.4/km²)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 85600-85699
Area code(s) 520
FIPS code 04-66820
GNIS feature ID 0011284
Website: http://www.ci.sierra-vista.az.us/

Sierra Vista is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, USA. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 41,908.[1] Fort Huachuca, a U.S. Army post, is located in the northwest part of the city. Cochise County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... List of the 15 counties in the U.S. state of Arizona: Arizona county map Apache County formed in 1879 from part of Yavapai County. ... Cochise County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... MST is UTC-7 The Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), resulting in UTC-7. ... Daylight saving time (also called DST, or Summer Time) is the local time a region is designated for a portion of the year, usually an hour forward from its standard official time. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... North American area code 520 is a state of Arizona telephone area code which was created in a split from area code 602 on March 19, 1995, for the rest of the state outside of the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Cochise County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... USAF security troops on a training exercise on Fort Huachuca. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...

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Geography

Sierra Vista is located at 31°32′44″N, 110°16′35″W (31.545498, -110.276500)[2].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 153.5 square miles (397.5 km²), of which, 153.5 square miles (397.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it is water. It is located 4,623 feet above sea level. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

Sierra Vista is the largest of seven incorporated cities in Cochise County accounting for nearly one-third of the County's estimated population of 137,200[3]. According to the March 2007 release of the Cochise College, Center for Economic Research's (CER) 2008 Economic Outlook[4], the July 2007 Arizona Department of Commerce (DEC) estimated population for the City of Sierra Vista, Arizona was 44,736. According to Census 2000 population counts the City's population were 37,775; representing an estimated 18.4 percent growth in population from 2000 to 2007. In addition, Sierra Vista is the 16th largest incorporated place in Arizona as of July 2007 DEC estimated population figures.


Also indicated in the CER 2008 Economic Outlook publication, the Arizona DEC estimates the Sierra Vista Area size is approximately 72,000, which includes outlying areas of Sierra Vista Southeast Census Designated Place (CDP), Huachuca City, Tombstone, Whetstone, and surrounding areas. The population of the Sierra Vista Area is estimated to reach nearly 100,000 by 2028.


According to Census 2000 figures, the Sierra Vista population is comprised of 14,196 households, and 9,993 families residing in the city. The population density was 246.1 people per square mile (95.0/km²). There were 15,685 housing units at an average density of 102.2/sq mi (39.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.34% White, 10.89% Black or African American, 3.57% Asian, 0.83% Native American and 0.46% Pacific Islander. 6.05% of the population is from other races, and 4.86% from two or more races. 15.8% of the population is Hispanic or Latino. It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 14,196 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.96. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.


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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


As of Census 2000, of the population (37,775) 25 years and older 91.5 percent had at least a high school diploma or equivalent and an estimated 25.7 percent held a bachelors degree or higher[5]. The CER indicates that there has been an increasing trend for residents to attain a bachelor's degree or higher making the local area competitive in today's technological working environment. The estimated population of resident's educated at a post-secondary level (some college credit or more) in Sierra Vista is estimated to be higher than county, state, and national averages[6].


The city includes Fort Huachuca, a U.S. Army post, an active and historical military installation and a communications and information technology hub. USAF security troops on a training exercise on Fort Huachuca. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


Sports teams and events

The Cochise County Cavaliers are an Arizona Football League (semi-pro/minor league football) team that plays at Apache Middle School. The team was established in 2005.


A View of Sierra Vista

Several mountain ranges surround Sierra Vista. The Huachuca Mountains are nearest to Sierra Vista. Their highest point is Miller Peak (9,440 feet or 2,877 meters). The city's name describes the rugged terrain, and at an elevation of 4,623 feet (1,409 meters), the city boasts a view of the Mule, Dragoon, Whetstone and Huachuca Mountains. The population has recently passed 40,000. It is the economic center of Cochise County, thanks to Fort Huachuca, which is one of the largest employers in the state of Arizona. Many civilian contractors commute to the fort from Tucson. The city annexed Fort Huachuca into its boundaries in 1971. The two communities hold a strong working relationship and share many facilities and joint activities. The Mule Mountains as viewed from the west, looking east. ... Dragoon Mountains are a range of mountains located in Cochise County, Arizona. ...


Sierra Vista was incorporated in 1956. The city is the shopping center for Cochise County and parts of northern Sonora. Located within the city is The Mall at Sierra Vista and some shopping centers. There are a few cultural and recreational activities are available within a short distance from the city. Gray Hawk Nature Center [1], located on the San Pedro River, offers nature education programs and house live reptile and invertebrate exhibits. Sonora is a state in northwestern Mexico, bordering the states of Chihuahua to the east, Sinaloa to the south, and Baja California to the northwest. ... The Mall at Sierra Vista is an indoor shopping center located in Sierra Vista, Arizona. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see mall. ... Reptilia redirects here. ... Invertebrate is an English word that describes any animal without a spinal column. ...


Sierra Vista was the first city to have a McDonald's Drive-Thru. It first opened its window on January 24, 1975 to be able to quickly feed many of the soldiers coming from Fort Huachuca. In May of 1999, the original McDonald's was closed down and demolished. A new McDonald's was replaced. McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ...


Water has been a divisive issue in Southern Arizona, and certainly in Sierra Vista. Despite a very modest growth rate of the city (2 percent), water discussions have often come to the forefront. Despite scientifically-proven massive underground reservoirs of water, a few alarmed residents of Sierra Vista believe that a supposed 'uncontrolled growth' of the city will eventually dry up the San Pedro River that flows nearby. Meanwhile, there is a strong community-driven culture that favors common sense and smarth growth, in which leaders from all sectors are continually seeking ways to reduce the use of water in this beautiful desert environment.


Notable residents

  • Dan Wilson, Motocross Professional AMA Motocross racer.
  • Nicole Powell, basketball player in the WNBA
  • Erik Van Hollenbeck, notable actor and playwright
  • Audrey Sibley, Miss Arizona 2005
  • Glenn Spencer, activist opposed to illegal immigration and operator of Sierra Vista-based American Patrol
  • Don Frye, mixed martial arts fighter
  • Jesse Futrell, world renowned vocalist and thespian
  • Brandi Milloy, a finalist on Oprah's Big Give (Season 1) and a former Miss Sierra Vista

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External links

  • City of Sierra Vista official site
  • Sierra Vista, Arizona is at coordinates 31°32′44″N 110°16′35″W / 31.545498, -110.2765 (Sierra Vista, Arizona)Coordinates: 31°32′44″N 110°16′35″W / 31.545498, -110.2765 (Sierra Vista, Arizona)

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