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Tombstone, Arizona

Tombstone is a city located in Cochise County, Arizona. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,504.

Tombstone was known as one of the deadliest towns in the West during the latter half of the 19th century. It was the site of the Gunfight at the O. K. Corral. Tombstone contains the legendary Boot Hill Graveyard.

Currently western tourism and western memorabilia are the main commercial enterprises.


\nTombstone is located at 31°42'57" North, 110°3'53" West (31.715940, -110.064827)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.1 km² (4.3 mi²). 11.1 km² (4.3 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 1,504 people, 694 households, and 419 families residing in the city. The population density is 135.0/km² (349.8/mi²). There are 839 housing units at an average density of 75.3/km² (195.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 87.37% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 8.18% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. 24.14% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 694 households out of which 20.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% are married couples living together, 7.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% are non-families. 32.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.73. In the city the population is spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 19.9% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 49 years. For every 100 females there are 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.0 males. The median income for a household in the city is $26,571, and the median income for a family is $33,750. Males have a median income of $26,923 versus $18,846 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,447. 17.4% of the population and 13.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.6% are under the age of 18 and 13.1% are 65 or older.