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Sierra Vista
Cochise County, Arizona

ZipCodes
85635, 85636 85650, 85613

Motto
Next to Fort Huachuca
Home of the Original Buffalo Soldier
The Hummingbird Capital of the United States



Page Contents for Sierra Vista, Arizona

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
The population of Sierra Vista is approximately 42,805 2004, 43888 2010.
The approximate number of families is 12,927 1990, 17059 2010.
The amount of land area in Sierra Vista is 368.736 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sierra Vista is 153.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.073 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sierra Vista to Washington DC is 2007 miles.
The distance to the Arizona state capital is 171 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sierra Vista is positioned 31.56 degrees north of the equator and 110.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sierra Vista elevation is 4,623 feet above sea level.
Sierra Vista median income is $ 43,100 2005.
The Sierra Vista median home price is $ 137,800 2005.
Sierra Vista average annual rainfall is 15.00 inches per year
Sierra Vista average annual precipitation is 14.64 inches peryear.
The average low temperature is 49.8 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 74.4 degrees F.

Location

in southeastern Arizona about 15 Miles from Tombstone, and 70 Highway miles from Tucson to the NW, Nogales Mexico to the SW, And Naco Mexico to the South, and Aqua Preita to the S.E, We are located just outside of Fort Huachuca. Other nearby communities include Sierra Vista Southeast, Huachuca City, Whetstone, Elgin, St David, Naco and Sonoita.
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Geography


fairly flat with nearby mountains ranging up to 8,419 feet above sea level
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Climate


Moderate. There is just a little snow with the winter temperatures ranging from the mid-30s through the 50's. In the summer the temperatures range from lows in the 60's to highs in the mid-90's.
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History & History Related Items

Sierra Vista was established in 1877. Fort Huachuca is the main economy for the city, employing many of its residents. It is located on the eastern slopes of the Huachuca Mountains with many beautiful vistas.


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The founding of Sierra Vista

1877

The incorporation of Sierra Vista

1956


Attractions

Sierra Vista is abounding in great weather, wonderful scenery, a booming economy, good schools, a rich history, culture, recreation, educational opportunities. If you enjoy the outdoors, there is much for you right here in Sierra Vista and the area.

Within a short driving distance are the mining towns of Bisbee and Tombstone, the "Town Too Tough to Die." In addition to local and Tucson stores, shoppers also frequent Nogales, Naco, and Agua Prieta, Mexico, all within an hour-and-a-half drive from the area

Sierra Vista lies next to Fort Huachuca with over 10,000 military and civilian employees. The Fort has a great impact on the area's economy.

Attractions for Sierra Vista and the area.

"The Hummingbird Capital of the United States" is another name for Sierra Vista. In nearby Ramsey Canyon, fourteen species of hummingbirds and hundreds of other birds, mammals, reptiles, and plants may be observed and photographed
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Sierra Vista City Government

City of Sierra Vista, Arizona
1011 N. Coronado
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Phone: 520 458-3315
Fax: 520 458-0584

Sierra Vista has a Council/Manager form of Government. There is a Mayor and six council members who are elected to four year terms and are elected at-large. The council appoints the city manager as well as the city clerk, city attorney and the magistrate.



Sierra Vista Municipal Airport
Phone: 520-458-0646



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Cochise County page

Sierra Vista Chamber

Greater Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce
21 East Wilcox Dr.
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
Phone: 520 458-6940
Fax: 520 452-0878

Sierra Vista Organizations

Greater Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce
21 East Wilcox Dr.
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
Phone: 520 458-6940
Fax: 520 452-0878

Sierra Vista Libraries

The Sierra Vista Public Library, part of the Cochise County Library District
2950 E. Tacoma St.
Phone: 520 458-4225
Fax: 520 458-5377

Sierra Vista Schools

Sierra Vista Public Schools - Unified District #68
3555 Fry Boulevard
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Phone: 520 515-2700


First Baptist Christian Academy
1447 S. 7th St.
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Phone: 520 458-2983
First Baptist Christian Academy has been established in Sierra Vista since 1984. We serve pre-school through 8th grade students with a fine curriculum and Christian guidance. Sierra Vista

Miscellany

The population of Sierra Vista was:
1980 - 24,937
1990 - 32,983
1996 - 37,815
2004 - 42,805
2006 - 42,706
Median household income:
1996 - $ 38,079
2000 - $ 38,427
2005 - $ 43,100

Median house value:
2000 - $ 105,300
2005 - $ 137,800

Median age:
2000 - 32.0 years


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