Sierra Vista, AZ


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Sierra Vista is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 43,355 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Sierra Vista is the 19th largest community in Arizona.

Sierra Vista is a military town: the armed forces employs 14.32% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Accommodation are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 22.45% and 12.13% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Also of interest is that Sierra Vista has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sierra Vista spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.03 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Sierra Vista is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.44% of adults in Sierra Vista have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sierra Vista in 2010 was $27,734, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,936 for a family of four. However, Sierra Vista contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sierra Vista is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sierra Vista home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sierra Vista residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Sierra Vista also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.04% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sierra Vista include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Sierra Vista is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.