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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.


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Median household income
Local
$27,942
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bisbee demographic reports
Bisbee is in the foothills of the Mule Mountains.
Rich copper-producing area; local mines also produced silver, gold, lead and zinc.

When the smoke-belching smelter moved to Douglas, Bisbee lost much of its old mining-camp image.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Fiesta de las Aves - April 29-May 5, 2007
  • Bisbee Blues Festival - Sept. 22, 2007
  • Brewery Gulch Daze - Sept. 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bisbee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Bisbee attractions: Copper Queen Mine, Arizona Cactus Botanical Garden
Historic sites and museums: Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

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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.

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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.


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Libraries in Bisbee include Copper Queen Library ... View libraries

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Cochise County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bisbee political report.

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The average commute time for Bisbee workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Bisbee include Best Value Inn Bisbee, San Jose Lodge.

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