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Welcome to Sierra Vista ...

The city of Sierra Vista is located in Cochise County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Sierra Vista: Sierra Vis.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sierra Vista has a population of 43,045 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sierra Vista.

Sierra Vista is 4,620 feet [1,408 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Sierra Vista is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Sierra Vista lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Sierra Vista is located in the (520) area code.

The ZIP codes for Sierra Vista: 85635-85636, 85650, 85671<4>

Websites for Sierra Vista ...

Official Website:   www.ci.sierra-vista.az.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.sierravistachamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sierra Vista had an population of 43,045 people. This is a decrease of 1.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sierra Vista had a population of 43,888 people (which is 33.41% of the total population of Cochise County). This makes Sierra Vista the county's most populous community.

The population of Sierra Vista represents 0.69% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 43,888 people, the population of Sierra Vista increased 16.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 37,775 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sierra Vista.

Communities Also Named Sierra Vista ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Sierra Vista - they are located in California (3), Colorado (2) and New Mexico.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sierra Vista.

Communities near Sierra Vista ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sierra Vista.

  • Huachuca City [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huachuca City
    • Huachuca City [Cochise County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Sierra Vista
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,736 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huachuca City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huachuca City<6>
  • Tombstone [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tombstone
    • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Sierra Vista
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<6>
  • Coronado Village [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronado Village
    • Coronado Village [Cochise County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Sierra Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coronado Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronado Village
  • De Anza Village [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Anza Village
    • De Anza Village [Cochise County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Sierra Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Anza Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Anza Village
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County]
    • Signal Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Village
      • Signal Village [Cochise County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Sierra Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Signal Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Signal Village
    • Hereford [Cochise County]
    • Nicksville [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicksville
      • Nicksville [Cochise County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Sierra Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicksville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicksville
    • Charleston [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Cochise County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Sierra Vista
    • Sunnyside [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Cochise County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Sierra Vista

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sierra Vista. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sierra Vista.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sierra Vista. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sierra Vista.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sierra Vista. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sierra Vista.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sierra Vista ...

Looking for more information about Sierra Vista? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sierra Vista, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sierra Vista.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cochise County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sierra Vista: www.ci.sierra-vista.az.us/

The official website for Cochise County: www.cochise.az.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Cochise, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sierra Vista.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sierra Vista - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sierra Vista). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sierra Vista or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Sierra Vista includes: 85635, 85650 & 85671.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sierra Vista) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sierra Vista. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sierra Vista

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sierra Vista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5479, Longitude: -110.2715    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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