Sahuarita, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sahuarita, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Sahuarita had a population of 28,191 as of July 1, 2016. Sahuarita ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sahuarita is located at latitude 31.9321 and longitude -110.9651 in Pima County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sahuarita (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pima County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,703 feet.

The Town of Sahuarita (GNIS ID: 2412592) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Sahuarita is located within Arivaca Division of Pima County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sahuarita population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sahuarita: Sahuarito, Saurita.

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Sahuarita, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,191
Population in Households 28,109
Population in Familes 24,499
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density1 906
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 9,985
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 7,626
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,733 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,755 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,230 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,748 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $218,877
Average Home Value $246,596


Median Household Income $69,872
Average Household Income $80,298
Per Capita Income $28,759
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.77% 1.38%
Households 1.64% 1.29%
Families 1.11% 1.2%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sahuarita, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sahuarita to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 35 92nd
Population Density1 # 74 84th
Diversity Index2 # 96 79th
Median Household Income # 29 94th
Per Capita Income # 65 86th

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