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The City of Tucson is the 2nd largest city in Arizona with a population of 561,126 as of July 1, 2021. 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 Tucson is located at latitude 32.2217 and longitude -110.9265 in Pima County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tucson encompass a land area of 230.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Pima County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,480 feet.
The City of Tucson 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 Tucson is located within Tucson Division of Pima County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Tucson: Fucson, Lucson, San Casme del Tucson, San Cosme del Tucson, Sluyk-son, Styukson, Teuson, Toison, Tubon, Tubson, Tucsson, Tuczon, Tugson, Tuguison, Tuison, Tulquson, Tuozon, Tuquisson, Tuqulson, Tuson.
|Total Population||561,126 (100%)|
|Population in Households||539,875 (96.2%)|
|Population in Families||391,231 (69.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||21,251 ( 3.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$45,036|
|Average Household Income||$61,001|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||19%|
|Per Capita Income||$24,247|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||246,097 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||114,079 (46.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||107,948 (43.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||24,070 ( 9.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$206,111|
|Average Home Value||$248,106|
|Housing Affordability Index3||120|
|Average Household Size||2.43|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.69%|
|Per Capita Income||2.77%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.17%|
The table below compares Tucson to the other 450 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 2||100th|
|Population Density||# 23||95th|
|Median Household Income||# 204||55th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 202||45th|
|Per Capita Income||# 188||58th|
|Diversity Index||# 34||93rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.