Sierra Vista is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 45,439 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Sierra Vista is the 25th largest community in Arizona.
11.95% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Sierra Vista. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Healthcare industries respectively employ 19.58% and 14.60% of the civilian workforce.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.08% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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 18.64 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The overall education level of Sierra Vista citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.96% of adults in Sierra Vista have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Sierra Vista in 2018 was $34,651, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,604 for a family of four. However, Sierra Vista contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Sierra Vista is an extremely 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 24.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sierra Vista include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Sierra Vista is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.