Sierra Vista, Arizona Population 2021

40,519
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Sierra Vista is a city located in Cochise County Arizona. With a 2020 population of 40,519, it is the 26th largest city in Arizona and the 966th largest city in the United States . Sierra Vista is currently declining at a rate of -3.02% annually and its population has decreased by -7.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 43,888 in 2010. Sierra Vista reached it's highest population of 46,545 in 2012. Spanning over 152 miles, Sierra Vista has a population density of 266 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sierra Vista is $74,950 with a poverty rate of 13.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $938 per month, and the median house value is $172,600. The median age in Sierra Vista is 36.2 years, 34.2 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Sierra Vista Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sierra Vista was:

  • White: 77.09%
  • Black or African American: 7.68%
  • Two or more races: 6.29%
  • Asian: 4.46%
  • Other race: 2.46%
  • Native American: 1.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.66%
The current population of Sierra Vista, Arizona is 40,519 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 44,308.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 43,888.

Sierra Vista, Arizona Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021124,944-489-0.39%
2020125,433-489-0.39%
2019125,922-489-0.39%
2018126,4111,5471.22%
2017124,864-822-0.66%
2016125,686-768-0.61%
2015126,454-860-0.68%
2014127,314-2,264-1.78%
2013129,578-2,439-1.88%
2012132,017-1,080-0.82%
2011133,0971,2750.96%
2010131,8220.00%

Sierra Vista Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,45777.09%
Black or African American3,3337.68%
Two or More Races2,7316.29%
Asian1,9364.46%
Some Other Race1,0682.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native5861.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2870.66%
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Sierra Vista Population by Race

Sierra Vista Population Pyramid $2021

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Sierra Vista Median Age

36.2


Total

34.2


Male

38.6


Female

Sierra Vista Adults

There are 33,430 adults, (8,343 of whom are seniors) in Sierra Vista.

Sierra Vista Age Dependency

73

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Sierra Vista Sex Ratio

Female

21,738

50.09%

Male

21,660

49.91%

Sierra Vista Population by Age

Sierra Vista Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sierra Vista Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.4%29.6%
All57.3%42.7%
Non Family47.5%52.5%
Male42.7%57.3%
Female34.3%65.7%

57.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sierra Vista Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,4972.3357.3
Married8,7942.9370.4
Non Family5,9631.1947.5
Female1,8822.8334.3
Male8583.0642.7

2.86

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Sierra Vista Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7052.45%
9th to 12th Grade1,5055.22%
High School Graduate5,43418.85%
Some College8,53629.61%
Associates Degree4,00613.89%
Bachelors Degree5,29018.35%
Graduate Degree3,35611.64%
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Sierra Vista Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sierra Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White18,20117,1505,923
Hispanic6,0775,4021,134
Black1,9401,903672
Asian1,5681,247669
2+ Races997854243
Other Race668539112
Native American35428377
Islander17217256

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.67%.

Sierra Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,707$53,631$31,230
Less Than 9th Grade$21,250$24,861$14,831
High School Graduate$30,908$38,807$29,722
Some College$35,336$46,037$27,071
Bachelors Degree$56,510$67,513$38,563
Graduate Degree$80,706$85,671$55,656

$40,707

Average Earnings

$53,631

Average Male

$31,230

Average Female

Sierra Vista Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sierra Vista Language by Age

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Sierra Vista Language

80.52% of Sierra Vista residents speak only English, while 19.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.59% of the population.

Sierra Vista Language

Sierra Vista Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,1392,91112.58%
Hispanic10,6971,57514.72%
Multiple2,52847618.83%
Native56527248.14%
Asian1,80721311.79%
Other1,00713113.01%
Black3,0721223.97%
Islander2539939.13%

13.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.17%

Male Poverty Rate

14.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sierra Vista

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sierra Vista is Native, with 48.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sierra Vista is Black, with 3.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.32%.

Sierra Vista Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.92%
High School11.31%
Some College8.69%
Bachelors or Greater5.26%

Sierra Vista Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed50.52%
Male Unemployed28.31%
Male Employed8.65%
Female Employed7.56%

Sierra Vista Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sierra Vista Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,585$74,950
Families$72,709$84,858
Married Families$85,655-
Non Families$38,980$52,915
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Income by Household Type

Sierra Vista Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Sierra Vista Married by Age and Sex

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Sierra Vista Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sierra Vista Marital Status by Race

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Sierra Vista Marital Status

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8,404

Number of Veterans

7,035

Male Veterans

1,369

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War3,271
Second Gulf War3,093
Vietnam2,386
Korea486
World War II132

Sierra Vista Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,692
55 to 641,634
65 to 741,518
75+1,418
18 to 341,142

Sierra Vista Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,05729.75%
Hispanic1,10616.29%
Black69931.96%
2+ Races23919.83%
Asian22613.97%
Native American9225.63%
Islander5728.64%
Other Race344.42%

Sierra Vista Veterans by Race

Sierra Vista Veterans by Education

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4.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sierra Vista Veterans by Education

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57.7%

Labor Force Participation

45%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Sierra Vista Employment by Age

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Sierra Vista Employment by Race

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Sierra Vista Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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24.05%

Born in Sierra Vista

91.17%

Native Born

8.83%

Foreign Born

2.64%

Non Citizen

6.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.17% of Sierra Vista residents were born in the United States, with 24.05% having been born in Arizona. 2.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sierra Vista Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202140,519-1,263-3.02%
202041,782-1,263-2.93%
201943,045-1,263-2.85%
201844,3081,3453.13%
201742,963-238-0.55%
201643,201-279-0.64%
201543,480-190-0.44%
201443,670-1,504-3.33%
201345,174-1,371-2.95%
201246,5452210.48%
201146,3249232.03%
201045,4017,6261.86%
200037,7754,7921.37%
199032,9838,0462.84%
198024,93718,24814.06%
19706,6893,5687.92%
19603,1210.00%

Sierra Vista Population by Year