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Tucson, AZ

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About Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ is located in Pima County in the state of Arizona.

The total City Population for Tucson is about 538,167 with about 874 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 875,284.

The Average Home Value is $177,418, which is roughly 12% lower than the Average Home Value of $202,052 for the state of Arizona, and roughly 6% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $48,058, which is roughly 14% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $55,691 for the state of Arizona, and roughly 16% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Tucson Population 538,167
Average Home Value $177,418
Median Household Income $48,058
Median Age 34.2
Unemployment Rate 7%
Politics 58.61% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.52
Male Population Estimate: 49.7%
Female Population Estimate: 50.3%
Median Age: 34.2
Male Median Age: 24.5
Female Median Age: 25.6

Racial Demographic Estimates



Pima County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Kyrsten Sinema
U.S. Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
Mark Kelly
U.S. Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
Katie Hobbs
State governor
Katie Hobbs
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 58.61%
Republican: 39.92%
Libertarian: 1.47%
Green: 0%
Other: 0%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Tucson specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Pima County: About 6.08148 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Pima County: About 470.116 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Pima County is about 35% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 39% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Tucson is about 7%.

Arizona is ranked #22 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 50.69 out of 100.

22nd out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 72.56

The average living wage for the state of Arizona is $32.42/hr, while the states minimum wage is $12.15/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Arizona a minimum wage score of 81.18 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $9.15/hr, which gives Arizona a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 68.17 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Arizona is $240.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 59.39 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Arizona does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Arizona does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Arizona does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Arizona does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Arizona does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Arizona does provide some form of paid family leave.
Arizona does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Arizona does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Arizona does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Arizona does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Arizona does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Arizona does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Arizona does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Arizona does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Arizona does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Arizona does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Arizona does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Arizona does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
X Arizona does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Arizona does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 85701, 85702, 85703, 85705, 85706, 85707, 85708, 85709, 85710, 85711, 85712, 85713, 85714, 85715, 85716, 85717, 85719, 85720, 85721, 85722, 85723, 85724, 85725, 85726, 85730, 85731, 85732, 85734, 85738, 85745, 85747, 85748, 85751, 85754, 85756, 85775 (36 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 32.154100
Longitude: -110.878700
TimeZone: Mountain (GMT -07:00)
Daylight Saving: No
Region: West
Average Elevation: 2594.9 ft.
Area Code(s): 520, 928