Sahuarita, AZ Profile: Facts & Data


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Sahuarita, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Sahuarita had a population of 28,889 as of July 1, 2018. 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 2,703 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 Tucson Division of Pima County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sahuarita: Sahuarito, Saurita.

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Sahuarita, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 28,889
Population in Households 28,807
Population in Familes 25,250
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density2 928
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $74,459
Average Household Income $86,018
Per Capita Income $31,120


Total Housing Units 11,987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,590 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,758 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,639 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $234,705
Average Home Value $254,267


Total Households 10,348
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 7,896
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.64% 1.25%
Households 1.68% 1.23%
Families 1.26% 1.17%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

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, 2018 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 # 34 93rd
Population Density # 71 84th
Diversity Index # 95 79th
Median Household Income # 28 94th
Per Capita Income # 71 84th

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