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South Tucson, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of South Tucson had a population of 5,575 as of July 1, 2017. 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 32.1954 and longitude -110.9691 in Pima County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Tucson (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Tucson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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South Tucson, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,575
Daytime Population: Workers 2,582
Daytime Population: Residents 3,494
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,076
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 5,259
Population in Familes 4,143
Population in Group Qrtrs 316
Population Density2 5,445
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $24,538
Average Household Income $35,895
Per Capita Income $13,002


Total Housing Units 2,174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 565 (26.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,212 (55.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 397 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $89,592
Average Home Value $110,973


Total Households 1,777
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 1,110
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.19% 0.11%
Households -0.38% 0.01%
Families -0.58% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 2017 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 # 411 9th
Per Capita Income # 331 27th

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