Vail, Arizona

According to Harvardshoes, Vail, Arizona is a small town located in the southeast corner of Pima County, just a few miles from the Mexican border. It is home to around 11,000 people and has a rural atmosphere with plenty of open space. The area has a rich history as it was once part of the San Xavier Indian Reservation before becoming an unincorporated community in the late 1970s.

The town is known for its mild climate, which makes it a great place for outdoor recreation. In the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit and in the winter months they can drop to around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows for plenty of activities such as hiking, biking, fishing and camping during all seasons. There are several nearby parks and trails, including Coronado National Forest and Saguaro National Park.

According to Health-beauty-guides, Vail also boasts some impressive attractions such as Old Tucson Studios – an old western movie set that has been used in many classic films – and Colossal Cave Mountain Park where visitors can explore underground caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Additionally, there are numerous art galleries featuring local talent as well as several wineries that offer tastings and tours.

The town center offers plenty of shopping opportunities, including specialty stores that sell local goods like handmade jewelry, furniture and clothing. There are also restaurants serving up Mexican-American cuisine, cafes offering fresh-baked pastries and coffee shops where you can sit back and relax with friends or family while enjoying a cup of joe or tea.

Overall Vail provides an escape from city life while still offering plenty of activities to keep visitors busy year round. From its scenic views to its many attractions, this small town offers something for everyone who wants to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet in Arizona’s beautiful desert landscape.

Population: 2,484
Males: 1,249 (50.3%), Females: 1,235 (49.7%)

Pima County

Zip code: 85641

Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $46,202
Median house value: $135,200

Races in Vail:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.0%)
  • Hispanic (16.6%)
  • Other race (7.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.7%)
  • American Indian (1.7%)
  • Black (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (17.1%), Irish (11.2%), Italian (10.7%), English (8.8%), French (6.5%), Scottish (3.3%).

Elevation: 3237 feet

Land area: 18.2 square miles

Vail, Arizona


For population 25 years and over in Vail

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vail CDP

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

3.3% Foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 1.2% Europe).


Hospitals/medical centers near Vail:

  • KINDRED HOSPITAL – TUCSON (about 20 miles; TUCSON, AZ)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Vail:

  • DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB (about 16 miles; TUCSON, AZ; Abbreviation: DMA)
  • TUCSON INTL (about 18 miles; TUCSON, AZ; Abbreviation: TUS)

Other public-use airports nearest to Vail:

  • BENSON MUNICIPAL (about 25 miles; BENSON, AZ; Abbreviation: E95)
  • RYAN FIELD (about 34 miles; TUCSON, AZ; Abbreviation: RYN)
  • NOGALES INTL (about 42 miles; NOGALES, AZ; Abbreviation: OLS)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vail:

  • PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; TUCSON, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 14,177)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA (about 24 miles; TUCSON, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 29,915)
  • EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE (about 86 miles; THATCHER, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,085)
  • CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE (about 88 miles; COOLIDGE, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,333)
  • COCHISE COLLEGE (about 91 miles; DOUGLAS, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • CHANDLER/GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 120 miles; CHANDLER, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,990)
  • MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 125 miles; MESA, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 11,928)


Public high schools in Vail:

  • CIENEGA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,321; Location: 12775 E. OLD VAIL ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PANTANO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 12775 E. OLD VAIL RD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Vail:

  • DESERT SKY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 693; Location: 9850 E. RANKIN LOOP; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • OLD VAIL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 631; Location: 13299 EAST COLOSSAL CAVE ROAD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • ACACIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 469; Location: 12955 E. COLOSSAL CAVE ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • OLD VAIL PRESCHOOL (Location: 13299 E COLOSSAL CAVE RD; Grades: UG – UG)