Fort Huachuca, Arizona Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

What are the Demographics of Fort Huachuca City? First, a little history. Fort Huachuca served as a full-scale training area for African American infantry divisions during World War II. Then, in 1947, the United States Army turned over the facility to the Arizona Department of Fish and Game. Later, when war broke out in Korea, the United States Air Force took over, using the base as a training center. It was eventually turned back over to the Department of The Army and closed in 1953.

Today, the post houses approximately 6,500 active duty soldiers, 7,400 military families, and 5,000 civilian employees. There are also over 18,000 people on post during peak working hours. The town is also home to two museums. The United States Army Intelligence Museum focuses on the development of Army intelligence operations, while the Fort Huachuca Museum explores the history of the United States Army in the American Southwest.

During the Mexican War, Fort Huachuca was used as a base by General Pershing. He was leading a military expedition against Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, and Colonel Charles Young took over in the absence of more senior officers. He was awarded the Medal of Honor and served as the Army's Chief of Staff from 1910-1914. In the twentieth century, the fort also served as a forward logistics base. From 1916-1917, the fort was commanded by Charles Young, the first African American to achieve the rank of colonel. He left for medical reasons.