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South Tucson, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of South Tucson had a population of 5,620 as of July 1, 2018. South 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 South Tucson is located at latitude 32.1995 and longitude -110.9684 in Pima County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Tucson encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pima County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,425 feet.

The City of South Tucson (GNIS ID: 2411943) 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 South Tucson is located within Tucson Division of Pima County.

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


Total Population 5,620
Population in Households 5,308
Population in Familes 4,229
Population in Group Qrtrs 312
Population Density2 5,489
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $25,448
Average Household Income $37,101
Per Capita Income $13,403


Total Housing Units 2,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 622 (28.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,177 (53.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $96,222
Average Home Value $117,444


Total Households 1,799
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 1,126
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.07% 0.29%
Households -0.19% 0.25%
Families -0.34% 0.14%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

South Tucson, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Tucson 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 # 92 80th
Population Density # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 403 11th
Per Capita Income # 330 27th

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