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The Town of Sahuarita had a population of 36,798 as of July 1, 2022. 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 31.9576 and longitude -110.9556 in Pima County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sahuarita 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 2,707 feet.

The Town of Sahuarita 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 Tucson Division of Pima County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sahuarita: Sahuarito, Saurita.

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Sahuarita, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 36,798 (100%)
Population in Households 36,742 (99.8%)
Population in Families 31,414 (85.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 56 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 1,161
Diversity Index2 76


Median Household Income $84,988
Average Household Income $105,913
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $37,564
Wealth Index5 104


Total HU (Housing Units) 14,147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,993 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,086 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,068 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $288,755
Average Home Value $320,163
Housing Affordability Index3 136


Total Households 13,079
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 9,588
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 3.40% 1.61%
Households 2.52% 2.28%
Families   2.24%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   4.41%
Owner Occupied HU   2.82%

Sahuarita, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sahuarita to the other 467 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 31 94th
Population Density # 58 88th
Median Household Income # 34 93rd
Housing Affordability Index # 291 62nd
Per Capita Income # 91 81st
Diversity Index # 80 83rd

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