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 5,608
Male population 2,733
Female population 2,875
Median age 57.30
Median age (male) 56.10
Median age (female) 58.40

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

Never married 1,028
Married 2,482
Separated 154
Widowed 606
Divorced 1,075

Population by age

Under 15 417
Age 15 to 24 486
Ages 25 to 44 858
Ages 45 to 64 2,167
Age 65 and over 1,680

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 4,771
Moved from abroad 35
Moved from a different state 297
Moved from the same county 453
Moved from the same state 52

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 5,066
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 542


White collar 2,464
Blue collar 394

Class of worker

Self employed 518
Private company 1,798
Not for profit company 341
Government workers 201


Total households 2,678
Family households 1,435
Non-family households 1,243
Households with children 398
Households without children 2,280
Average people per household 2.08

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

No high school 41
Some high school 1,896
Some college 1,550
Associate degree 387
Bachelors degree 786
Graduate degree 601


Average household income $68,004
Median household income $63,679
Median income under 25 $0
Median income 25-44 $0
Median income 45-64 $76,850
Median income over 65 $65,980

Housing occupancy

Housing units 3,168
Occupied housing units 2,678
Owner occupied units 1,979
Renter occupied units 699
Median housing costs per month $1,169
Median gross rent per month $1,245

Housing by year built

Year built median 1999
Built before 1939 0
Built between 1940 and 1949 76
Built between 1950 and 1959 144
Built between 1960 and 1969 227
Built between 1970 and 1979 319
Built between 1980 and 1989 280
Built between 1990 and 1999 631
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,352
Built after 2010 139

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 1,177
Houses without mortgage 802
Median value with mortgage $300,600
Median value without mortgage $270,500
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.