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Tucson, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Tucson is the 2nd largest city in Arizona with a population of 537,532 as of July 1, 2016. Tucson 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 Tucson is located at latitude 32.1537 and longitude -110.8711 in Pima County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tucson (see map below) encompass a land area of 230.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Pima County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,490 feet.

The City of Tucson (GNIS ID: 2412104) 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 City of Tucson is located within Tucson Division of Pima County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tucson 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 Tucson: Fucson, Lucson, San Casme del Tucson, Teuson, Toison, Tuczon, Tugson, Tuguison, Tuison, Tulquson, Tuozon, Tuquisson, Tuqulson.

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


Total Population 537,532
Population in Households 516,302
Population in Familes 374,962
Population in Group Qrtrs 21,230
Population Density1 2,329
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 210,390
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 117,040
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 237,773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100,369 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 110,021 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 27,383 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $161,589
Average Home Value $186,342


Median Household Income $36,870
Average Household Income $50,939
Per Capita Income $20,559
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.45%
Households 0.35% 0.39%
Families 0.1% 0.19%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Tucson, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tucson 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 # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 24 95th
Diversity Index2 # 37 92nd
Median Household Income # 237 48th
Per Capita Income # 205 55th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.