Cochise County, Arizona

COMMUNITY ASSETS

People, land, buildings, quality of life, transportation, infrastructure & business environment


This asset inventory is a service of Cochise County (Economic Development)


Cochise County, AZ

Population

2020: 125,447

2025: 131,146

2035: 130,686

2045: 130,240

2055: 130,378

Source: US Census Bureau (Census 2020) and Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity (pre-Census 2020 population projections)


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)


Language Spoken at Home

English only:  83,805 (70.4%)

Language other than English:  35,262 (29.6%)

    Speak English less than ‘very well’:  7,691 (6.5%)

Spanish:  31,614 (26.6%)

    Speak English less than ‘very well’:  6,666 (5.6%)

Note. Population 5 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Educational Attainment

Less than 9th grade:  4,602  (5.3%)

9th to 12th grade (no diploma):  6,455  (7.4%)

High school graduate (includes equivalency):  21,124  (24.1%)

Some college (no degree):  25,213  (28.8%)

Associate’s degree:  9,992  (​11.4%)

Bachelor’s degree:  12,450   (14.2%)

Graduate or professional degree:  7,803  (8.9%)

High school graduate or higher:  76,582  (87.4%)

Bachelor’s degree or higher:  20,253   (23.1%)

Note. Population 25 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


School Enrollment

Nursery school, preschool:  1,577

Kindergarten:  1,597

Elementary school (grades 1-8):  12,151

High school (grades 9-12)6,783

College or graduate school:  6,323

Note. Population 3 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Income

Median Household Income:  $49,260

Median Family Income:  $59,657

Per Capita Income:  $26,819

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Poverty

People:  16.6%

Families:  12.4%

Children:  24.6%

Seniors:  8.7%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Cochise County, Arizona

Labor Force & Unemployment

Civilian Labor Force:  51,995

Employed:  48,368

Unemployed:  3,697

Unemployment Rate:  7.0%

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity (2020)


Workforce (by occupation)

Management, business, science & arts:  14,550   (33.2%)

Service:  11,090   (25.3%)

Sales & office:  9,636  (22.0%)

Natural resources, construction & maintenance:  4,359  (10.0%)

Production, transportation & material moving:  4,125  (​9.4%)

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Workforce (by industry)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting & mining:  1,198  (2.7%)

Construction:  2,961  (6.8%)

Manufacturing:  1,537   (3.5%)

Wholesale trade:  477  (1.1%)

Retail trade:  ​5,192  (11.9%)

Transportation, warehousing & utilities:  1,964  (4.5%)

Information:  613  (1.4%)

Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing:  1,835  (4.2%)

Professional, scientific, management, administrative & waste management services: 5,619  (12.8%)

Educational services, health care & social assistance:  9,188  (21.0%)

Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food services:  4,051  (9.3%)

Other services (except public administration):  1,903  (4.3%)

Public Administration:  7,222  (16.5%)

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Average Travel Time to Work

20.7 min

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Housing Units

Total housing units:  61,108

Occupied housing units:  50,163  (82.1%)

Vacant housing units:  10,945  (17.9%)

Homeowner vacancy rate:  3.8%

Rental vacancy rate:  10.2%

Owner-occupied:  34,577  (68.9%)

Renter-occupied:  ​15,586  (31.1%)

Median home value:  $146,800

Median monthly homeowner cost:  $1,159*

Homeowners paying 30% or more of income for housing:  5,042  (27.3%)*

Median gross monthly rent:  $783

Renters paying 30% or more of income for housing:  6,231  (43.9%)

*Includes only housing units with a mortgage. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2015-2019)


Cochise County, Arizona

Real Estate & Development

Commercial Property (For Sale)

Commercial Property (Lease)

Land for Sale

Homes for Sale

Rentals (Residential)

Real Estate Agents

Development Services (Planning & Zoning)

Parcel Map (GIS)

Tax Parcel Inquiry


Quality of Life

Weather and Climate

Events, Attractions, and Activities

Libraries

Golf


Health Care

Benson Hospital

Canyon Vista Medical Center

Copper Queen Community Hospital

Northern Cochise Community Hospital

Copper Queen Medical Associates (Douglas Medical Complex)

Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc.

Physicians

Dentists


Education

K-12

Cochise County School Superintendent

Cochise County School Districts

Higher Education

Cochise College

University of Arizona Sierra Vista

University of Arizona Douglas

Wayland Baptist University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Hospitality

Hotels

Restaurants


Cochise County, Arizona

Transportation & 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

Rail

Amtrak

Arizona Eastern Railway

Union Pacific Railroad

San Pedro Valley Railroad

Shipping

Trucking Companies

Shipping Services (Parcel)


Utilities & Telecommunications

Electricity

Arizona Public Service (APS)

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Co-op (SSVEC)

Natural Gas

Southwest Gas

Telecommunications

CenturyLink

Cox

Valley Telecom

Sparklight

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 Programs & Incentives

Business Taxes

Individual Income Tax

Withholding Tax

Worker’s Compensation

Unemployment Insurance

Sales Tax (TPT)

Property Tax

Minimum Wage


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Cochise County Asset Inventories (County, Municipalities & Census Designated Places)

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


This asset inventory is a service of Cochise County (Economic Development)