Tucson, AZ: What you need to know

Set in the Sonoran Desert Valley and surrounded by five mountain ranges, Tucson has lifestyle options for all types. The city's 350 days of sunshine a year, more than 1,500 restaurants and recreation options appeal to adventure seekers. Residents can also enjoy a growing downtown and attractions such as the Arizona State Museum and the University of Arizona campus. Tucson is a Top 10 City for Veterans due to its lively cultural scene, proximity to military installations, health care and great golf.

Tucson, AZ City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 528,374
Median Age 33
Median Household Income $37,149
Median Home Price $131,300

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Tucson, AZ Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 49.7%
  Female 50.3%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 3,613
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Median Population

Median Age 33.4%
Age 18 Over 78.2%
Age 21 Over 71.4%
Age 62 Over 16.1%
Age 65 Over 13%


  Ethnicity White 73.9%
  Ethnicity Black 5.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.9%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 42.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 2.7%
  Ethnicity Other 11.1%


  Median Household Income $37,149
  Median Home Price $131,300
  Homes Owned 51.2%
  Homes Rent 48.8%
  Median Property Rent $756


  English Only 66%
  English Other 34%

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Commute Types

  Walked 3.5%
  Worked at Home 3.3%
  Public Transportation 4.2%
  Other Means 4.9%
  Drove Alone 73.6%
  Carpooled 10.5%