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Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, in the Sierra Vista-Douglas metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after DeWitt Bisbee, shareholder in the Copper Queen Mine.
The latitude of Bisbee is 31.448N. The longitude is -109.927W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,538 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,957.
When the smoke-belching smelter moved to Douglas, Bisbee lost much of its old mining-camp image.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bisbee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cochise County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85603 ZIP code.
13% of Bisbee residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bisbee ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bisbee was $17,129, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Bisbee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Bisbee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $366. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $642.
Libraries in Bisbee include Copper Queen Library ... View libraries
Cochise County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bisbee political report.
The average commute time for Bisbee workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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