Cochise County, Arizona


This asset inventory is a project of Cochise County Economic Development

Cochise County, Arizona


Population Estimates and Projections

2018:  130,319

2025:  131,146

2035:  130,686

2045:  130,240

2055:  130,378

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity

Age Groups

Under 5:  6.5%

5 to 9:  6.2%

10 to 14:  6.3%

15 to 19:  7.0%

20 to 24:  6.3%

25 to 29:  6.8%

30 to 34:  5.8%

35 to 39:  5.6%

40 to 44:  5.6%

45 to 49:  6.4%

50 to 54:  7.0%

55 to 59:  6.8%

60 to 64:  6.6%

65 to 69:  5.7%

70 to 74:  4.4%

75 to 79:  3.2%

80 to 84:  2.2%

85 and over:  1.8%

Median age (years):  39.7

16 years and over:  79.7%

18 years and over:  77.0%

21 years and over:  72.7%

62 and over:  21.2%

65 and over:  17.3%

Source: US Census Bureau (Census 2010)

Race & Ethnicity

White:  78.5%

Black or African American:  4.2%

American Indian & Alaska Native:  1.2%

Asian:  1.9%

Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander:  ​0.3%

Some other race (including 2 or more races): 13.9%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race):  32.4%

Source: US Census Bureau (Census 2010)

Educational Attainment

Less than 9th grade:  5.6%

9th to 12th grade (no diploma):  7.3%

High school graduate (includes equivalency):  23.0%

Some college (no degree):  29.1%

Associate’s degree:  ​11.4%

Bachelor’s degree:  14.8%

Graduate or professional degree:  8.9%

High school graduate or higher:  87.1%

Bachelor’s degree or higher:  23.6%

Note. Population 25 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2013-2017)


Median Household Income:  $47,847

Per Capita Income:  $24,896

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2013-2017)


Individuals:  18.1%

Families:  14.3%

Children:  25.9%

Seniors:  10.8%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2013-2017)

Cochise County, Arizona

Labor Force & Unemployment

Civilian Labor Force (2018):  49,774

Unemployment Rate (2018):  5.6%

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity

Workforce (by occupation)

Management, business, science & arts:  34.4%

Service:  24.3%

Sales & office:  24.1%

Natural resources, construction & maintenance:  10.1%

Production, transportation & material moving:  ​7.2%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2013-2017)

Workforce (by industry)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting & mining:  3.4%

Construction:  6.0%

Manufacturing:  3.8%

Wholesale trade:  1.6%

Retail trade:  ​11.4%

Transportation, warehousing & utilities:  4.2%

Information:  1.2%

Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing:  3.8%

Professional, scientific, management, administrative & waste management services: 12.8%

Educational services, health care & social assistance:  21.5%

Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food services:  9.9%

Other services (except public administration):  4.1%

Public Administration:  16.6%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2013-2017)

Average Travel Time to Work

20.5 min

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2013-2017)

Housing Units

Total housing units:  60,653

Occupied housing units:  81.1%

Vacant housing units:  18.9%

Owner-occupied:  68.9%

Renter-occupied:  ​31.1%

Homeowner vacancy rate:  4.0%

Rental vacancy rate: 14.1%

Median home value:  $144,400

Median monthly homeowner cost:  $1,140

Homeowners paying 30% or more of income for housing:  28.4%

Median gross monthly rent:  $805

Renters paying 30% or more of income for housing:  46.7%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2013-2017)

Cochise County, Arizona

Real Estate and Development

Available Commercial Property

Homes for Sale

Land for Sale

Development Services (Planning & Zoning)

Parcel Map (GIS)

Quality of Life

Weather and Climate

Events, Attractions, and Activities



Health Care

Canyon Vista Medical Center

Copper Queen Community Hospital

Northern Cochise Community Hospital

Copper Queen Medical Associates (Douglas Medical Complex)

Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc.





Cochise County School Superintendent

Cochise County Schools

School District Boundaries

Higher Education

Cochise College

University of Arizona South

Wayland Baptist University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University




Cochise County, Arizona

Transportation and Shipping

Major Metro Markets

Tucson (74 mi)

Phoenix (189 mi)

Commercial Airports

Tucson International Airport (70 mi)

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (184 mi)

General Aviation Airports

Benson Municipal Airport

Bisbee Municipal Airport

Bisbee-Douglas International Airport

Cochise College Airport

Cochise County Airport

Douglas Municipal Airport

Sierra Vista Municipal Airport

Tombstone Municipal Airport



Arizona Eastern Railway

Union Pacific Railroad

San Pedro Valley Railroad


Trucking Companies

Shipping Services (Parcel)

Utilities and Telecommunications


Arizona Public Service (APS)

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Co-op (SSVEC)

Natural Gas

Southwest Gas




Valley Telecom

Internet Service Providers

Financial Services

Armed Forces Bank

Bank of America

BBVA Compass Bank

JP Morgan Chase

National Bank of Arizona

Washington Federal

Wells Fargo

Western Bank

American Southwest Credit Union

Cochise Credit Union

Navy Federal Credit Union

Southeastern Arizona Federal Credit Union

Vantage West Credit Union

Incentives, Taxes & Regulation

Arizona Incentives

Business Taxes

Individual Income Tax

Withholding Tax

Worker’s Compensation

Unemployment Insurance

Sales Tax (TPT)

Property Tax

Minimum Wage

This asset inventory is a project of Cochise County Economic Development

Cochise County Asset Inventories (Municipalities & Census Designated Places)

Sierra Vista, Douglas, Bisbee, Benson, Willcox, Huachuca City, TombstoneBowie, Dragoon, Elfrida, McNeal, Mescal, Miracle ValleyNacoPalominasPirtleville, Sierra Vista Southeast, St. David, San Simon, Sunizona, Whetstone

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