Cornville, AZ | Cornville, Arizona

       Originally, the intention of early settlers in the Cornville area intended to name the area Cohnville. But somewhere along the line, signals were crossed and the View of the Sunset over Cottonwood from Cornville Rd.area became known as Cornville on paperwork from the post office, which was established in 1887. 
     Don’t laugh too much … there is a town in Alaska that settlers wanted to name Ptarmigan, after a common local game bird, but no one knew how to spell it….The town wound up with the name Chicken instead. If you ask me, the name Cornville ain’t so bad, considering!
     Because of the large expanses of rich soils from ancient flood plains of Oak Creek and the Verde River, Cornville has historically been an area of farming and ranching. That tradition is still very much alive in Cornville today.
     In the past decade or so, agricultural activities in the area got a substantial infusion of culture and class when several wineries began operations in the Page Springs area. Most are open daily for wine tasting and offer wines for sale.   Cornville is now being referred to as “Wine Country,” which is a far cry from Cornville’s older claim to fame. Locals have often commented over the years that Cornville was where the toothbrush was invented– had it been invented anywhere else, it would have been called the “teethbrush!”Cornville pays homage to locals and longtime residents.
     Cornville is where my husband and I live and we love the rich diversity of people who reside in the Cornville area. Here you can sample local wines,...or the local mash from a secret still or two that still operate in the area!
     Don’t blink while driving through “uptown” or “downtown” Cornville, you’ll miss them completely. Though Cornville does not have much in the way of services, Residents and real estate owners in Cornville and Page Springs enjoy quick access to Sedona, Cottonwood, the Village of Oak Creek and Interstate 17. 
Services in Cornville include: 6 restaurants, 3 taverns, 2 convenience stores/gas stations, a nursery and hardware store. Banking and Grocers can be found in nearby Sedona or Cottonwood. 
     Cornville is actually becoming a bit of a resort location in itself, with the construction of the Verde Santa Fe Golf Course, a multitude of luxury homes and most recently, timeshare accommodations. Cornville is most definitely undergoing what the Wall Street Journal referred to as “The Gentrification of Rural America,” attracting lots of affluent residents who are seeking a slower pace of life far away from urban areas.
     Additional commercial and residential construction is planned in the Verde Santa Fe area, and projects currently under construction include: Amante at Verde Santa Fe and La Privada. Over 2500 homes are eventually planned for this area. Construction of custom homes continues throughout the area, though at a much slower pace than in recent years.
     Other available new construction and subdivisions in Cornville include: Mingus Panorama Estates, and Rio Bonito Ranch. Custom home sites and lots are available throughout Cornville, and spec homes on acreage are relatively common in the area. Future projects in the area include DaVinci Mountain Estates.
     Cornville and Page Springs real estate offerings are incredible diverse, ranging from amazingly affordable, to incredibly exclusive. About 5 years ago, a small manufactured home in Cornville sold for 22,000, while a large 170 acre ranch sold for 2.3 million in the same calendar year.   
     Horses are common residents in the Cornville and Page Springs area, as most parcels in the area are an acre or more in size. Cornville and Page Springs are unincorporated and Yavapai County Zoning Ordinances dictate horse privileges per parcel size. 
     Cornville residents enjoy easy access to all Verde Valley Communities andSheepshead Crossing, Cornville, Arizona since the area is completely surrounded by National forest and state lands, outdoor activities are abundant. Many residents enjoy ATVing and four wheeling just a mile or two down the road from their home. Swimming holes and hiking and riding trails are numerous along Oak Creek. One of the best views in all of the Verde Valley is from the top of House Mountain, which towers over Cornville and provides an incredible 360 degree view of the entire Verde Valley.
     A growing and popular trend as of late for many former, long time Sedona residents has been to move to a quieter corner of Cornville to escape the hustle and the bustle of Sedona’s busy tourist season, while still retaining the ability to quickly enjoy all the culture and class only Sedona can provide. Cornville is also a wonderful option for those who desire proximity to Sedona, but find the price tags on Sedona real estate a little too steep. 
     Cornville is certain to enjoy steady growth and appreciation over the coming years as real estate in this area is highly desired and Cornville is the closest community to nearby Sedona, and is completely surround by government owned lands.

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Total population 5,598
Male population 2,752
Female population 2,846
Median age 55.40
Median age (male) 55.10
Median age (female) 57.00

Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)

Never married 1,153
Married 2,472
Separated 133
Widowed 491
Divorced 968

Population by age

Under 15 514
Age 15 to 24 581
Ages 25 to 44 845
Ages 45 to 64 2,200
Age 65 and over 1,458

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 4,661
Moved from abroad 35
Moved from a different state 332
Moved from the same county 487
Moved from the same state 57

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 5,139
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 433


White collar 2,447
Blue collar 489

Class of worker

Self employed 683
Private company 1,657
Not for profit company 339
Government workers 257


Total households 2,502
Family households 1,422
Non-family households 1,080
Households with children 563
Households without children 1,939
Average people per household 2.23

Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)

No high school 92
Some high school 1,693
Some college 1,527
Associate degree 500
Bachelors degree 694
Graduate degree 732


Average household income $76,587
Median household income $66,346
Median income under 25 $0
Median income 25-44 $0
Median income 45-64 $77,833
Median income over 65 $68,691

Housing occupancy

Housing units 3,015
Occupied housing units 2,502
Owner occupied units 1,861
Renter occupied units 641
Median housing costs per month $1,180
Median gross rent per month $1,243

Housing by year built

Year built median 1996
Built before 1939 0
Built between 1940 and 1949 56
Built between 1950 and 1959 122
Built between 1960 and 1969 213
Built between 1970 and 1979 445
Built between 1980 and 1989 233
Built between 1990 and 1999 766
Built between 2000 and 2009 997
Built after 2010 183

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 1,172
Houses without mortgage 689
Median value with mortgage $297,000
Median value without mortgage $277,000
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2021 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.