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.

15.57% 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 21.46% and 13.09% 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.

One of the benefits of Sierra Vista is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.32 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Sierra Vista citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.24% of adults in Sierra Vista have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sierra Vista in 2010 was $26,988, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,952 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 26.93% 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.