Tucson, AZ 85742 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 85742: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tucson, AZ 85742

Acceptable Alternative
Oro Valley, AZ 85742

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 167
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,186
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 946
  • County: Pima County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.419, Longitude -111.059
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: No

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Tucson, AZ 85742 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,354
Population in Households 27,312
Population in Familes 23,021
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 873
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 10,208
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 7,391
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,643 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,565 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,079 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $215,403
Average Home Value $280,374


Median Household Income $67,670
Average Household Income $81,627
Per Capita Income $30,514
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 0.83%
Households 0.9% 0.72%
Families 0.71% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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 85742 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 85742 to the other 385 ZIP Codes 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 # 113 71st
Population Density1 # 137 65th
Diversity Index2 # 194 50th
Median Household Income # 61 84th
Per Capita Income # 84 78th

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