Tucson, AZ Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Tucson?

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There are 538,167 residents in Tucson, with a median age of 34.2. Of this, 49.66% are males and 50.34% are females. US-born citizens make up 83.94% of the resident pool in Tucson, while non-US-born citizens account for 8.66%. Additionally, 7.4% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 417,116 people in Tucson currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 538,167 -1.3%
Male Population 267,251 -1.1%
Female Population 270,916 -1.6%
Male population 49.66%
Female population 50.34%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.2 0.6%
Citizen US Born 451,740 -0.8%
Citizen not US Born 46,586 1.4%
Not Citizen 39,841 -9.6%
Citizen US Born 83.94%
Citizen not US Born 8.66%
Not Citizen 7.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 4,397 -18.5%
Moved from Same County 78,701 -6.9%
Moved from Same State 14,323 -1.1%
Moved from Different State 18,000 -7.5%
Same House as Last Year 417,116 0.3%
Moved from Abroad 0.83%
Moved from Same County 14.78%
Moved from Same State 2.69%
Moved from Different State 3.38%
Same House as Last Year 78.33%

What are the employment statistics in Tucson?

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White-collar workers make up 80.9% of the working population in Tucson, while blue-collar employees account for 19.1%. There are also 20,799 entrepreneurs in Tucson (8.33% of the workforce); 165,361 workers employed in private companies (66.26%); and 42,301 people working in governmental institutions (16.95%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 201,889 -0.2%
Blue Collar 47,674 0.3%
White Collar 80.9%
Blue Collar 19.1%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 20,799 -2.4%
Private Companies 165,361 -0.7%
Governmental Workers 42,301 3.6%
Not for Profit Companies 21,102 -0.8%
Self Employees 8.33%
Private Companies 66.26%
Governmental Workers 16.95%
Not for Profit Companies 8.46%

How many households are there in Tucson?

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There are a total of 218,790 households in Tucson, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 54.71% of these Tucson households, while non-family units account for the remaining 45.29%. Additionally, 28.04% of households have children and 71.96% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 218,790 1.3%
Average People Per Household 2 -2.1%
Family Households 119,694 1.6%
Non-family Households 99,096 1.0%
Family Households 54.71%
Non-family Households 45.29%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 61,349 1.3%
Households without Children 157,441 1.3%
Households with Children 28.04%
Households without Children 71.96%

What are the median and average incomes in Tucson?

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The average annual household income in Tucson is $63,665, while the median household income sits at $48,058 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $52,069, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $56,456. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $29,460 and $41,410, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $63,665 6.7%
Median Household Income $48,058 6.3%
People below Poverty Level 100,307 -5.7%
People above Poverty Level 408,715 0.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Tucson?

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There are 242,525 housing units in Tucson, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1978. Of the 218,790 occupied housing units in Tucson, 51.35% are owner-occupied, while 48.65% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 63.98% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $186,100. In general, housing costs reach $932 per month in Tucson.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 242,525 0.7%
Median Year Built 1978 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 8,337 0.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 11,243 8.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 33,638 -0.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 26,623 -2.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 49,625 -0.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 41,814 0.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 32,203 -1.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 30,592 -0.2%
Built between 2010 and 2019 8,191 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 259 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 218,790 1.3%
Owner Occupied 112,347 0.6%
Renter Occupied 106,443 2.1%
Owner Occupied 51.35%
Renter Occupied 48.65%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 71,875 0.1%
Without Mortgage 40,472 1.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $186,100 8.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $162,000 9.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $932 4.7%
With Mortgage 63.98%
Without Mortgage 36.02%

What is the level of education in Tucson?

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Approximately 33.29% of the population in Tucson holds a high school degree (that's 142,032 residents), while 28.83% have attained a college certificate (119,571 locals) and 15.77% have a bachelor's degree (67,301 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 19,276 -3.4%
Some High School 142,032 -2.6%
Some College 119,571 -1.7%
Associate Degree 34,930 -0.7%
Bachelor's Degree 67,301 1.3%
Graduate Degree 40,102 2.0%
No High School 4.52%
Some High School 33.29%
Some College 28.83%
Associate Degree 8.19%
Bachelor's Degree 15.77%
Graduate Degree 9.4%

What is the marital status of Tucson residents?

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A total of 187,271 people in Tucson have never been married (which represents 42.04% of the total population), while 173,113 of them are wedded (38.86%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 9,719 (2.18%) and 61,992 (13.92%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 187,271 -2.3%
Married 173,113 0.9%
Separated 9,719 -6.6%
Widowed 23,063 -2.8%
Divorced 61,992 -4.0%
Never Married 42.04%
Married 38.86%
Separated 2.18%
Widowed 5.18%
Divorced 13.92%

What are the most common means of transportation in Tucson?

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The top three means of transportation people in Tucson use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 203,691 residents commute by car, 7,219 prefer going to work by walking and 6,373 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 203,691 -2.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 6,373 -9.6%
Railroad 230 0.9%
Ferryboat 10 -72.2%
Bicycle 4,801 -11.0%
Motorcycle 1,194 3.1%
TaxiCab 694 18.8%
Walk 7,219 -2.1%

What is the median and average household income in Tucson by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
85701 5,283 2,939 $44,777.00 $71,222.00
85705 55,714 24,779 $32,150.00 $44,640.00
85706 57,761 18,211 $42,081.00 $54,358.00
85707 691 0 $0.00 $0.00
85708 3,902 1,309 $60,625.00 $66,386.00
85710 52,385 24,664 $48,583.00 $64,036.00
85711 41,369 17,570 $45,984.00 $60,300.00
85712 31,161 16,437 $39,800.00 $57,633.00
85713 45,904 16,496 $43,794.00 $55,785.00
85714 15,828 5,561 $42,267.00 $52,977.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 85701 85705 85706 85707 85708 85710 85711 85712 85713 85714 85715 85716 85719 85723 85724 85726 85730 85739 85745 85747 85748 85756

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