Tucson, AZ

Tucson profile

Living in Tucson

Tucson is a very large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 548,073 people and 196 constituent neighborhoods, Tucson is the second largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some cities, Tucson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tucson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tucson is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tucson who work in office and administrative support (13.90%), sales jobs (9.66%), and food service (8.15%).

Also of interest is that Tucson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Tucson is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Tucson. This makes Tucson a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Tucson presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

The percentage of people in Tucson who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.39% of adults in Tucson have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tucson in 2018 was $23,655, which is middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,620 for a family of four. However, Tucson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tucson is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tucson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tucson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Tucson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tucson include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

In addition, Tucson has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.33%).

The most common language spoken in Tucson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.