Living in Tucson, AZ

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Tucson SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
8

Tucson, AZ Crime Report

30,581
Total Crimes
5,690.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
121.57%
Above National Average

Tucson, AZ Cost Of Living

93
Tucson's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Tucson, Arizona Info Snack

Tucson (/tusn/ /tusn/) is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census put the population at 520,116, while the 2015 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was 980,263. The Tucson MSA forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area (CSA), with a total population of 1,010,025 as of the 2010 Census. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, both of which anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is located 108 miles (174 km) southeast of Phoenix and 60 mi (97 km) north of the U.S.–Mexico border. Tucson is the 33rd largest city and the 53rd largest metropolitan area in the United States.
Population
539,216
Unemployment
8.4%
Poverty
23.4%
Median Home
$146,500
Median Income
$41,625
Median Rent
$825

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Rankings for Tucson in Arizona

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Map Of Tucson, AZ

Population over time in Tucson

Year Population % Change
2017 539,216 1.6%
2016 530,905 0.6%
2015 527,586 -0.1%
2014 528,374 0.6%
2013 525,031 0.3%
2012 523,278 0.3%
2011 521,695 0.1%
2010 520,981 0.5%
2009 518,457 -
Crime/100k Tucson AZ USA
Violent Crime 736.5 474.9 368.9
Murder 8.7 5.1 5.0
Robbery 227.8 91.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 406.2 328.1 246.8
Property Crime 4954.1 2676.8 2199.5
Burglary 606.1 439.7 376.0
Larceny 3870.2 1970.3 1594.6
Car Theft 477.9 266.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Tucson

White
44.5% (239,847)
African American
4.7% (25,307)
American Indian
1.8% (9,818)
Asian
3.1% (16,723)
Hawaiian
0.2% (872)
Other
0.1% (676)
Two Or More
2.4% (12,764)
Hispanic
43.2% (233,209)
Race Tucson AZ USA
White 44.5% 55.1% 61.1%
African American 4.7% 4.1% 12.3%
American Indian 1.8% 3.9% 0.7%
Asian 3.1% 3.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.4% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 43.2% 31.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Tucson, Arizona

Less than $10,000
10.0% (5,400,702)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.9% (3,738,672)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.8% (7,453,302)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.9% (6,391,577)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.7% (8,453,641)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.5% (9,450,143)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.5% (5,679,242)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.9% (4,778,400)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.0% (1,602,178)
$200,000 or more
1.8% (973,737)
Income Tucson AZ USA
Less than $10,000 10.0% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.9% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.8% 9.7% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.9% 9.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.7% 13.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.5% 18.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.5% 12.5% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.9% 13.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.0% 5.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.8% 5.3% 7.0%

Gender in Tucson

Female
50.2% (270,835)
Male
49.8% (268,381)
Gender Tucson AZ USA
Female 50.2% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.8% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Tucson for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (26,960)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (48,529)
High School / GED
24.0% (129,411)
Some College
26.0% (140,196)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (48,529)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (86,274)
Master's Degree
8.0% (43,137)
Professional Degree
1.0% (5,392)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (10,784)
Education Tucson AZ USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 24.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 26.0% 25.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 18.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

6 Reviews & Comments About Tucson

Overall User Rating
4.2
/5

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I live in Tucson now 14 years. Do not think the surrounding mountains is the only place you see snakes we got diamond back snakes i live central to east Tucson snakes here don't care where they sun bathe i came home one night to see a 15 inch baby diamond back in my front room my neighbor had one in her home too i've seen several of them one was sun bathing in my front yard another in the alley behind me. If you hike in Arizona better be prepared with proper clothing snake bite kit and plenty of ice water. People here dehydrate real quick. Different kind of heat than California. Rental prices have increased to California prices. Traffic s***s here there is only one freeway and it goes around Tucson I-10. Crime s***s here Tucson police are corrupt way too many people in Tucson.Tucson is multi cultural has many events every year lots of fine eateries it also has a huge drug problem.


sandra patterson

I've lived in Tucson for 18 yrs. Like any other city you need to choose wisely what part of town you choose to reside. I live at the base of the Catalina Mtns and it's a beautiful view year round.

My electric bill this month was $50 and my gas bill this month was $43. I live on 1 1/2 beautiful acres with a well on my property. It's hot about 6-8 wks out of the year.

I'm originally from Texas and the heat is no worse here in the summer as where I lived in TX. Everyone should be as miserable where they live as I am in Tucson, AZ.

Oh, I forgot to mention gasoline right now 12019 is $2.34 a gallon.


Jeff Tammy

I lived in Tucson in the 80's, thought it was acceptable back then.


HomeSnacks User

idk ive lived here 7yrs. i exp everything you would in a typical life .........................................................................

food and the people....................................


HomeSnacks User

Crime in Tucson was fairly limited to various areas throughout the city. As like all other locations, schools, environment, neighborhoods all had their ups and downs. But for the most part, it was a great place to be.

Tucson was great, the weather was perfect, if you can stand dry heat and hot temperatures. Just the atmosphere there was good. You have Phoenix an hour or so away, Vegas, California, all within hours of a drive. Worked on the military base there, and it was a large area, great jobs, great people. Loved going out downtown to the city and going to the various bars, clubs.


HomeSnacks User

Crime is pretty stable, living in the city you always have to be careful. The great thing about Tucson it city but town feeling. You will always run into people you know and find nice people.

The university of Arizona is the heart of the city! The basketball is Tucson gold. You will find that everywhere you go someone is wearing Arizona wildcat shirt.

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