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Cochise County, AZ&

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1.13% decline
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0.68% growth
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1.94% decline
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2.22% decline


The economy of Cochise County, AZ employs 42,925 people. The economy of Cochise County, AZ is specialized in Public Admin.; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Utilities, which employ respectively 3.35; 2.46; and 1.41 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cochise County, AZ are Public Admin. (6,815), Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,383), and Retail trade (4,736), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($63,177), Utilities ($52,352), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,500).

Median household income in Cochise County, AZ is $45,383. Males in Cochise County, AZ have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,399. The income inequality of Cochise County, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cochise County, AZ. In Cochise County, AZ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 46 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,303. Apache County, AZ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arizona.


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Cochise County, AZ is home to a population of 128,177 people, from which 94.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cochise County, AZ is composed of 72,163 White residents (56.3%), 44,097 Hispanic residents (34.4%), 4,761 Black residents (3.71%), 3,361 Two+ residents (2.62%), and 2,219 Asian residents (1.73%). The most common foreign languages in Cochise County, AZ are Spanish (30,039 speakers), German (1,329 speakers), and Tagalog (612 speakers), but compared to other places, Cochise County, AZ has a relative high number of German (1,329 speakers), Spanish (30,039 speakers), and Navajo (109 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cochise County, AZ awarded 2,318 degrees. The student population of Cochise County, AZ is skewed away from females, with 1,302 male students and 1,016 female students. Most students in Cochise County, AZ are White (1,267 and 54.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (694 and 29.9%), Black or African American (135 and 5.82%), and Two or more races (74 and 3.19%). The largest universities in Cochise County, AZ by number of graduates are Cochise College (2,135 and 92.1%), University of Arizona-South (183 and 7.89%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Cochise County, AZ are General Intelligence (834 and 36%), General Studies (183 and 7.89%), and Registered Nursing (64 and 2.76%). The median tuition costs in Cochise County, AZ are N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,297 and $30,759 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cochise County, AZ is $140,700, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $143,900 to $140,700, a 2.22% increase. The homeownership rate of Cochise County, AZ is 67.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cochise County, AZ have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cochise County, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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