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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tucson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.
One thing noticeable about Tucson, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Tucson is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Tucson a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Tucson is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Tucson's cultural character, accounting for 15.33% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Tucson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.