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"The Town Too Tough to Die"
Famous silver-mining region
Tombstone is a city in Cochise County, in the Sierra Vista-Douglas metro area.
The community was named after a local mine, so-called because it was feared that Apaches would kill the miners.
The latitude of Tombstone is 31.712N. The longitude is -110.066W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,541 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,547.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tombstone 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 85638 ZIP code.
15% of Tombstone residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tombstone ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tombstone was $15,447, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Tombstone residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Tombstone include Tombstone Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Tombstone, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $358. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $696.
Libraries in Tombstone include Tombstone City Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Tombstone include Tombstone News
Cochise County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tombstone political report.
The average commute time for Tombstone workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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