Tucson, AZ

531,674 Population
230.8 square miles 2,287.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
7.8%
was 7.9%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AZ
Population Density
2,287.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.6%
was 46.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
15.5%
was 15.5%
Ranked 4th Highest in AZ
Percent Under 18
21.6%
was 21.9%
Ranked 12th Highest in AZ
Percent 65 and Over
13.7%
was 13.1%
Ranked 8th Highest in AZ

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.5
was 5.9
Ranked 12th Lowest in AZ
Percent Living in Poverty
25.2%
was 25.3%
Ranked 16th Lowest in AZ
Median Household Income
$38,155
was $35,720
Ranked 16th Highest in AZ
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.7
46
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.9
was 8.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
655.5
was 640.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
6,642.8
was 6,581.9
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
234,491
was 233,941
Ranked 2nd Highest in AZ
Median Rent
$775
was $745
Ranked 16th Highest in AZ
Total Building Permits
1,385
was 1,092
 
Occupied Housing Units
206,448
was 207,615
 
Homeownership Rate
47.5%
was 47.1%
Ranked 13th Highest in AZ
Single Family Building Permits
517
was 426
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,016.0
was 1,013.6
Ranked 8th Highest in AZ
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.5%
was 19.4%
Ranked 11th Highest in AZ
Multifamily Building Permits
868
was 666
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.4
Ranked 13th Highest in AZ
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.9
was 4.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.6
was 2.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
90.9%
was 87.8%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
83.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.1%
was 98.4%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
83.2%
was 83.6%
Ranked 13th Highest in AZ
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
26.5%
was 25.2%
Ranked 10th Highest in AZ

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