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The City of Tucson is the 2nd largest city in Arizona with a population of 548,705 as of July 1, 2022. 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.

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


Total Population 548,705 (100%)
Population in Households 525,549 (95.8%)
Population in Families 380,350 (69.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 23,156 ( 4.2%)
Population Density 2,277
Diversity Index2 82


Median Household Income $50,522
Average Household Income $70,380
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $29,382
Wealth Index5 52


Total HU (Housing Units) 245,390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116,554 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 110,326 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 18,510 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $215,733
Average Home Value $260,558
Housing Affordability Index3 108


Total Households 226,880
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 123,833
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 0.50% 0.19%
Households 0.72% 0.33%
Families   0.26%
Median Household Income   3.94%
Per Capita Income   4.04%
Owner Occupied HU   0.78%

Tucson, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tucson 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 # 2 100th
Population Density # 24 95th
Median Household Income # 211 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 221 47th
Per Capita Income # 181 61st
Diversity Index # 23 95th

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