Census figures show quality of life in Cochise County

The most recent figures from the US Census bureau show the unique benefits of living in Cochise County. The statistics show the steady growth of the area and its quality of living. Take a look at how Cochise county compares and you will find that living here is a slice of America:

People QuickFacts Cochise County Arizona
Population, 2011 estimate NA 6,482,505
Population, 2010 131,346 6,392,017
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 11.5% 24.6%
Population, 2000 117,755 5,130,632
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 6.5% 7.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 23.0% 25.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent,  2010 17.3% 13.8%
Female persons, percent, 2010 49.0% 50.3%
White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 78.5% 73.0%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 4.2% 4.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a) 1.2% 4.6%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a) 1.9% 2.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a) 0.3% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010 4.0% 3.4%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b) 32.4% 29.6%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010 58.5% 57.8%
Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010 79.7% 79.8%
Foreign born persons, percent,  2006-2010 12.3% 14.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010 27.0% 27.1%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 84.8% 85.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 21.4% 26.3%
Veterans, 2006-2010 19,851 542,210
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010

19.5

24.8

Housing units, 2010 59,041 2,844,526
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 69.0% 67.4%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010 12.2% 20.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $154,900 $215,000
Households, 2006-2010 48,935 2,326,468
Persons per household, 2006-2010

2.51

2.63

Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $23,010 $25,680
Median household income 2006-2010 $44,876 $50,448
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 15.7% 15.3%
Business QuickFacts Cochise County Arizona
Private nonfarm establishments, 2009 2,373 134,072
Private nonfarm employment, 2009 28,407 2,122,265
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2009 25.2% 10.6%
Nonemployer establishments, 2009 6,285 379,818
Total number of firms, 2007 8,740 491,529
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 2.5% 2.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.7% 1.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 2.3% 3.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F S
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 15.5% 10.7%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 33.0% 28.1%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 181,316 57,977,827
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 102,250 57,573,459
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 1,313,671 86,758,801
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $10,284 $13,637
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 171,397 13,268,514
Building permits, 2010

347

12,370
Federal spending, 2009 2,487,123 62,943,007
Geography QuickFacts Cochise County Arizona
Land area in square miles, 2010 6,165.69 113,594.08
Persons per square mile, 2010

21.3

56.3

FIPS Code

3

4

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