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Time Zone: Cochise County lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time.

The community of Bisbee is the Seat for Cochise County.

Cochise County was founded in 1881 and was created by taking area from PimaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cochise had a population of 129,518 people. This is an increase of 9.99% since the last Census (which gave a population of 117,755 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cochise represented 2.3% of the total population of Arizona, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 15 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010131,346+11.54%+1.41% since 2009
2009129,518+9.99%+0.85% since 2008
2008128,425+9.06%+0.54% since 2007
2000117,755The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cochise County Census Page for Cochise County.


Below are some of the communities located in Cochise County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cochise County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Sierra Vista   43,22737,77514.43% increase  
Douglas   17,45114,31221.93% increase  
Bisbee   5,9626,0902.1% decrease  
Benson   5,1444,7119.19% increase  
Willcox   3,8223,7332.38% increase  

Websites for Cochise County

Official Website:   www.cochise.az.gov/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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