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Bisbee, AZ

Bisbee leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
5,231
Bisbee Population6
$
35,684
Median Income5
2.5
%
Unemployment Rate15
 

City Score

 

Population

Bisbee has grown to be an appealling destination for baby boomers as the average age has increased by 33% since 2010. Even though the city's population decreased by 8%, the segment of the population over 85 years old grew by 103%

Age

50.8
Median Age6
-8.5
%
Population Growth Since 20106

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average6

 

Race and Ethnicity

Bisbee residents are mostly white; however, the city is becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 31.6% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 24.2%

Race

55.1
%
Arizona Population, White6
61.1
%
United States population, White6

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity6

 

Climate

Bisbee's high elevation of 5,538 feet leads to milder weather than neighboring cities in Arizona. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 16 days per year with 36% humidity and an average temperature of 36% in July

Weather

14
%
Chance of Rain9
85
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature35

 

Housing

The average home value in Bisbee increased by 27% since 2016 which is 2% higher than the national average and 7% lower than the state average

Rent

$
980
Monthly Average10
30
%
Renters36

Average Home Value4

 

Taxes

Bisbee is a low tax location with income tax 48% lower than the national average and property tax 38% lower than the national average, but sales tax 40% higher than the national average.

Other

0.69
%
Property Tax18
9.6
%
Sales Tax16
1.68
%
Vehicle Tax18

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)37

 

Employment

Bisbee has a very high employment rate of 97% which is 4% higher than the national average. The largest employer is Fort Huachuca

Income

28.3
%
<$25,0005
5.2
%
$100,000+5

Distribution by Industry15

 

Politics

Bisbee leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results38

Representatives

Mayor24 David Smith
Liberal Party of Canada
House of Representative24 Ann Kirkpatrick
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Mayo Clinic Hospital, is 192.9 miles from the center of Bisbee, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System - Tucson VA Medical Center, is 81.1 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Banner University Medical Center Tucson, is 81.0 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical25 Yes, but limited civil discriminations protection
Decriminalized25 No
 

Safety

In Arizona, 36.0% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 42.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks26
No
Permit to Purchase Law26

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Fun Facts

  • Every October, thousands of people participate in the "Bisbee 1,000", a 4.5-mile race, including 9 staircases and over 1,000 total steps, through the most scenic parts of Old Bisbee
  • Visitors can be outfitted in hard hats, miner's headlamps and yellow slickers and tour 1,500 feet into the copper mine and experience what it was like to work underground
 

Top Destinations

  • Bisbee mines have produced more than $29.5 billion in current value in copper, gold, lead, silver and zinc; one of the largest production valuations of all the mining districts in the world28
  • At the height of the booming copper mining industry in the early 1900's, Bisbee had become the largest city in the Southwest and one of the most cultured cities in the West with a population of over 20,000 people29
  • The city was named after San Francisco Judge DeWitt Bisbee, who, although responsible for securing financial backing for the Copper Queen Mine, probably never visited the Mule Mountains30
 

Recognition

#15 2019 Best Small Cities by Architectural Digest27
 

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