Tucson, AZ

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
1.04M
0.708% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39
0.257% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.9%
1.15% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,323
8.63% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$258,300
18.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
462,957
1.14% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tucson, AZ had a population of 1.04M people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $64,323. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tucson, AZ grew from 1.04M to 1.04M, a 0.708% increase and its median household income grew from $59,215 to $64,323, a 8.63% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tucson, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.1%), White (Hispanic) (15.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (10.7%), Other (Hispanic) (9.77%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.47%).

None of the households in Tucson, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.2% of the residents in Tucson, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tucson, AZ are University of Arizona (11,858 degrees awarded in 2022), Pima Community College (4,307 degrees), and Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (105534) (1,311 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Tucson, AZ was $258,300, and the homeownership rate was 64.1%.

Most people in Tucson, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Tucson, AZ was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Tucson, AZ is home to a population of 1.04M people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.1% of Tucson, AZ residents were born outside of the country (127k people).

In 2022, there were 3.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (522k people) in Tucson, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 165k White (Hispanic) and 112k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.2%
2022 Citizenship
94.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.2% of Tucson, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tucson, AZ was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tucson, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    522k ± 1.09k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    165k ± 5.84k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    112k ± 5.3k
38.1%
Hispanic Population
397k people

In 2022, there were 3.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (522k people) in Tucson, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 165k White (Hispanic) and 112k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

38.1% of the people in Tucson, AZ are hispanic (397k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tucson, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    500,763 ± 16,756 people
  2. India
    40,959 ± 4,955 people
  3. Canada
    39,634 ± 4,874 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 500,763 Arizona residents, followed by India with 40,959 and Canada with 39,634.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
127k people
12.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
126k people

As of 2022, 12.1% of Tucson, AZ residents (127k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tucson, AZ was 12.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    26,716 ± 1,156
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    20,836 ± 1,404
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    11,334 ± 797

Tucson, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tucson, AZ employs 463k people. The largest industries in Tucson, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (68,817 people), Retail Trade (54,495 people), and Educational Services (50,753 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,177), Manufacturing ($72,287), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,576).

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,270. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

463k
2022 Value
± 5,796
1.14%
1 Year growth
± 1.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tucson, AZ grew at a rate of 1.14%, from 458k employees to 463k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tucson, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (57,710 people), Sales & Related Occupations (45,488 people), and Management Occupations (44,301 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tucson, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

463k
2022 Value
± 5,796
1.14%
1 Year growth
± 1.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tucson, AZ grew at a rate of 1.14%, from 458k employees to 463k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tucson, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (68,817 people), Retail Trade (54,495 people), and Educational Services (50,753 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tucson, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Tucson, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,196
Median earning men ± $1,064
$34,535
Median earning women ± $559

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($76,013), Public Administration ($68,597), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,332).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($62,365), Public Administration ($49,101), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,180).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.3%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.15M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.3% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.21%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 10,800
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 5,165
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 5,164
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arizona went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.52%).

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Kyrsten Sinema won election to the Senate as a Democrat in 2018
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arizona over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Tucson, AZ awarded 18,644 degrees. The student population of Tucson, AZ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 29,867 male students and 40,774 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tucson, AZ are White (8,253 and 46.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6,250 and 35.2%), Asian (866 and 4.88%), and Two or More Races (731 and 4.12%).

The largest universities in Tucson, AZ by number of degrees awarded are University of Arizona (11,858 and 63.6%), Pima Community College (4,307 and 23.1%), and Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (105534) (1,311 and 7.03%).

The most popular majors in Tucson, AZ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,067 and 11.1%), Registered Nursing (693 and 3.72%), and Health Care Administration & Management (484 and 2.6%).

The median tuition cost in Tucson, AZ for a public four year colleges is $11,210 for in-state students and $35,628 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Tucson, AZ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 70,641 (42.3% men and 57.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 70,641 students enrolled in Tucson, AZ, 42.3% men and 57.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 30,631 records, of which 57.1% were women and 42.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 456 degrees awarded
  2. 256 degrees awarded
  3. 251 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tucson, AZ was General Psychology with 456 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Tucson, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 11,858 degrees awarded
  2. 4,307 degrees awarded
  3. 1,311 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arizona with 11,858 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 7,467 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tucson, AZ, which is 0.668 times less than the 11,177 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 8,253 degrees mean that there were 1.32 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 6,250 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($21,546) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,727) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,460) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.12% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.41M), and Bachelors Degree (1.02M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tucson, AZ was $258,300 in 2022, which is 0.916 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $217,700 to $258,300, a 18.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Tucson, AZ is 64.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tucson, AZ have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tucson, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tucson, AZ is $64,323. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Tucson, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $80,675, followed by Greenlee County, AZ and Pinal County, AZ, with respective values of $73,756 and $73,313.

Property

$258,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,902
$271,377
Median Property Taxes
±$3,796

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tucson, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Tucson, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.1%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.1% of the housing units in Tucson, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tucson, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $80,675, followed by Greenlee County, AZ and Pinal County, AZ, with respective values of $73,756 and $73,313.

The following map shows all of the counties in Tucson, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$64,323
Median Household Income
± $957
423k
Number of Households
± 5,093

In 2022, the median household income of the 423k households in Tucson, AZ grew to $64,323 from the previous year's value of $59,215.

The following chart displays the households in Tucson, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tucson, AZ is from Arizona.
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2022, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.545% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.1%)
  3. Carpooled (9.74%)

In 2022, 72% of workers in Tucson, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.1%) and those who carpooled to work (9.74%).

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tucson, AZ have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Tucson, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tucson, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tucson, AZ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tucson, AZ (152k out of 1.01M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tucson, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Tucson, AZ has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 2.99% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arizona see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1523 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1585 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 662 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,499 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arizona

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,523 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arizona in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 22.9% between 18 and 34 years, 34.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.11%
Uninsured
40.4%
Employer Coverage
19.5%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
2.99%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tucson, AZ grew by 1.89% from 8.95% to 9.11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tucson, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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