Huachuca City, Arizona

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Huachuca City, Arizona
Town
Location in Cochise County and the state of Arizona
Location in Cochise County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 31°38′10″N 110°20′11″W / 31.63611°N 110.33639°W / 31.63611; -110.33639Coordinates: 31°38′10″N 110°20′11″W / 31.63611°N 110.33639°W / 31.63611; -110.33639
Country United States
State Arizona
County Cochise
Incorporated 1958
Government
 • Mayor Ken Taylor
Area
 • Total 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Land 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,400 ft (1,341 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,853
 • Density 659/sq mi (254.5/km2)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 85616
Area code 520
FIPS code 04-34120
Website www.huachucacityaz.gov

Huachuca City is a town in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,853.[1]

Fort Huachuca, a U.S. Army base, is located just south of the municipality.

History[edit]

Huachuca City started out as a stop along the Southern Pacific Railroad. The rail stretched between Tombstone and Patagonia and is no longer in operation today. With the opening of Fort Huachuca in 1954, the area began to grow and while it went through many name changes - Campstone Station, Sunset City, and Huachuca Vista - it finally settled on the name Huachuca City and incorporated in 1958.

Today, Huachuca City is a small town located at the north exit of Fort Huachuca. The fort is the major employment for the town, and with retirees moving in and tourism starting to become a major business, because of the close proximity to Tombstone and Kartchner Caverns State Park, Huachuca City is a growing area.

Geography[edit]

Huachuca City is located in southwestern Cochise County. The city of Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca lie along the town's southern border. Via Arizona State Route 90 it is 23 miles (37 km) north to Interstate 10 near the city of Benson.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Huachuca City has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,751 people, 713 households, and 432 families residing in the town. The population density was 625.6 people per square mile (241.5/km²). There were 844 housing units at an average density of 301.5 per square mile (116.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.39% White, 6.80% Black or African American, 2.68% Native American, 1.48% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 8.17% from other races, and 5.25% from two or more races. 16.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 713 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the age distribution of the population shows 28.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,311, and the median income for a family was $33,938. Males had a median income of $26,685 versus $20,179 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,378. About 13.8% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over.

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