Sierra Vista, Arizona Population 2020

43,972
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Sierra Vista is a city located in Arizona. With a 2020 population of 43,972, it is the 24th largest city in Arizona and the 896th largest city in the United States. Sierra Vista is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually but its population has increased by 0.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 43,888 in 2010. Sierra Vista reached it's highest population of 46,533 in 2012. Spanning over 152 miles, Sierra Vista has a population density of 289 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sierra Vista is $71,988 with a poverty rate of 14.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $960 per month, and the median house value is $175,100. The median age in Sierra Vista is 35.3 years, 33.4 years for males, and 37.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.9 males.

Sierra Vista Demographics

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

  • White: 76.82%
  • Black or African American: 7.28%
  • Two or more races: 7.14%
  • Asian: 4.03%
  • Other race: 2.52%
  • Native American: 1.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.69%
The current population of Sierra Vista, Arizona is 43,972, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 44,420.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 43,888.

Sierra Vista, Arizona Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020130,3301,7801.37%
2019128,5501,7801.38%
2018126,7701,7801.40%
2017124,990-792-0.63%
2016125,782-720-0.57%
2015126,502-850-0.67%
2014127,352-2,256-1.77%
2013129,608-2,418-1.87%
2012132,026-1,085-0.82%
2011133,1111,2890.97%
2010131,8220.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,45476.82%
Black or African American3,1717.28%
Two or More Races3,1097.14%
Asian1,7534.03%
Some Other Race1,0992.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native6621.52%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3020.69%
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Sierra Vista Population Pyramid 2020

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Sierra Vista Median Age

35.3


Total

33.4


Male

37.4


Female

Sierra Vista Adults

There are 33,095 adults, (7,769 of whom are seniors) in Sierra Vista.

Sierra Vista Age Dependency

72

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Sierra Vista Sex Ratio

Female

21,787

50.03%

Male

21,763

49.97%

Sierra Vista Households and Families

Sierra Vista Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sierra Vista Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.8%32.2%
All56.1%43.9%
Non Family49.7%50.3%
Male33.8%66.2%
Female29.6%70.4%

56.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,0272.4156.1
Married8,8202.9967.8
Non Family5,5221.249.7
Female1,8332.9129.6
Male8523.0733.8

2.91

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Sierra Vista Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7472.62%
9th to 12th Grade1,3284.66%
High School Graduate5,10717.92%
Some College8,84831.05%
Associates Degree4,14914.56%
Bachelors Degree5,31318.65%
Graduate Degree3,00310.54%
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Sierra Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,18617,1695,820
Hispanic5,6765,1061,032
Black1,9321,885635
Asian1,3951,127480
Multiple Races1,129885275
Other Race673634145
Native American36330475
Islander19119134

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 34.41%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,188$55,031$30,969
Less Than High School$20,060$25,795$15,469
High School Grad$28,514$29,983$26,291
Some College$38,821$49,704$29,961
Bachelors Degree$61,680$68,412$41,632
Graduate Degree$66,402$79,714$54,257

$41,188

Average Earnings

$55,031

Average Male

$30,969

Average Female

Sierra Vista Language

Sierra Vista Language by Age

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Sierra Vista Language

79.70% of Sierra Vista residents speak only English, while 20.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.96% of the population.

Sierra Vista Poverty

Sierra Vista Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,1173,35614.52%
Hispanic10,7891,42213.18%
Multiple2,88748316.73%
Native64629645.82%
Black2,8971926.63%
Asian1,6171519.34%
Other1,07112411.58%
Islander27110839.85%

14.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.52%

Male Poverty Rate

15.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sierra Vista

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sierra Vista is Native, with 45.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sierra Vista is Black, with 6.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.16%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.00%
High School16.23%
Some College8.87%
Bachelors or Greater4.96%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.86%
Male Unemployed21.65%
Female Employed8.16%
Male Employed7.95%

Sierra Vista Income

Sierra Vista Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,140$71,988
Families$70,529$80,441
Married Families$82,224-
Non Families$37,418$51,325
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Sierra Vista Marital Status

Sierra Vista Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

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 Veterans

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8,389

Number of Veterans

7,184

Male Veterans

1,205

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War3,226
Second Gulf War3,064
Vietnam2,353
Korea504
World War II178
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,825
55 to 641,474
65 to 741,425
75+1,391
18 to 341,274
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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,86329.52%
Hispanic1,17418.18%
Black73734.90%
2 or More28521.61%
Asian21314.65%
Other15720.00%
Indian6818.84%
Hawaiian6628.09%

Sierra Vista Veterans by Education

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5.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sierra Vista Employment Status

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59.5%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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23.44%

Born in Arizona

90.79%

Native Born

9.21%

Foreign Born

2.77%

Non Citizen

6.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.79% of Sierra Vista residents were born in the United States, with 23.44% having been born in Arizona. 2.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202043,972-224-0.51%
201944,196-224-0.50%
201844,4201,4203.30%
201743,000-224-0.52%
201643,224-221-0.51%
201543,445-224-0.51%
201443,669-1,501-3.32%
201345,170-1,363-2.93%
201246,5332130.46%
201146,3209312.05%
201045,3897,6141.85%
200037,7754,7921.37%
199032,9838,0462.84%
198024,93718,24814.06%
19706,6893,5687.92%
19603,1210.00%