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Tucson Population

Tucson is a city in the U.S state of Arizona, second largest and is located in Pima County in Southwestern Arizona. and is 116 miles southeast of Phoenix and 69 miles north of the Mexico border. Tucson population in 2021 is estimated to be 544,291, covers area 240.79 sq mi (623.65 sq km). In 1775 when Hugo O'Conor founded the city, then part of Mexico, later became part of US territory, after the Gadsden Purchase of 1854. Tucson was the capital of the Arizona Territory from 1867 to 1889, but has since been replaced by the city of Phoenix. Tucson is the Spanish word meaning base of the black hill, is commonly known as "The Old Pueblo", and recently it is Optics Valley. Tucson popular attractions are the breathtaking national parks, monuments and wilderness areas. Crime rates aside, Tucson is an extremely popular place to live. Residents can explore the Saguaro National Park, hike the trails at the Sabino Canyon, and star gaze at Kitt Peak National Observatory. In 2015 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was 980,263. The Greater Tucson or Tucson metropolitan MSA forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area (CSA).

Below is the Tucson, Arizona population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2021 *544,2910.30
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Tucson city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearTucson Population
Source:, 1950 to 2035 Tucson city Population(UA)

Tucson Metropolitan

According to US estimated 2019 census, The population of Greater Tucson or Tucson metropolitan in 2019 is 1,093,777, ranks fifty-fourth in US Combined Statical Areas(Tucson-Nogales, AZ CSA). The Tucson metropolitan or Greater Tucson area consisted of 48 areas of Pima County and the city and suburbs of Nogales. Nogales is a city in Santa Cruz County, covering city area of 20.83 sq miles, Arizona and is only about 60 miles south of Tucson on Interstate 19. Nogales forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area. Major incorporated suburbs of Tucson include Oro Valley and Marana northwest of the city, Sahuarita south of the city, and South Tucson in an enclave south of downtown. Towns outside the Tucson metro area include Benson to the southeast, Catalina and Oracle to the north, and Green Valley to the south. The Tucson metro region covers Pima County, Tucson is the largest city in the area, other communities include Ajo, Arivaca, Casas Adobes, Catalina, Flowing Wells, Green Valley, Oro Valley, Marana, Sahuarita, Tanque Verde, Midvale Park, Tortolita and Vail.

Tucson Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Tucson by age is 548,082, out of these 274,387 are male, 273,695 are female, The sex ratio of Tucson is 100. The median age of the Tucson population is 34.5, Tucson population by age are, under 18 years is 109,425, 16 years and over is 450,072, 18 years and over is 438,657, 21 years and over is 404,552, 65 years and over is 101,248. 50.1% are male, 49.9% are female, 20.0% are under 18 years old, 82.1% are 16 years and over, 80.0% are 18 years and over, 73.8% are 21 years and over, 15.3% are 65 years and over. There are total 243,941 housing units, The voting population of Tucson are 390,747, out of these 194,222 are male voters, 196,525 are female voters, 49.7% are male, 50.3% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -530,1525.5%
5 - 930,9085.6%
10 - 1429,7625.4%
15 - 1940,0597.3%
20 - 2461,74411.3%
25 - 3485,33715.6%
35 - 4466,68112.2%
45 - 5458,81410.7%
55 - 5930,8605.6%
60 - 6429,8225.4%
65 - 7448,4378.8%
75 - 8424,9484.6%
85 and over10,5581.9%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Tucson Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Tucson by race are:

White Population

White population in Tucson, Arizona are 394,079, percentage wise 71.9 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Tucson, Arizona are 28,528, percentage wise 5.2 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Tucson, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Tucson are 17,344, percentage wise 3.2 percent are asians, out of these 2,304 are Asian Indians, 4,958 are Chinese, 2,851 are Filipinos, 815 are Japanese, 1,649 are Korean, 2,627 are Vietnamese and 2,140 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Tucson, Arizona are 248,875. Percentage wise 45.4 percent are hispanics, out of these 223,205 are Mexican people, 4,802 are Puerto Ricans, 1,731 are Cubans, and 19,137 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race548,082Percent
Black or African American28,5285.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native20,5803.8%
Cherokee tribal grouping00.0%
Chippewa tribal grouping630.0%
Navajo tribal grouping2,1620.4%
Sioux tribal grouping00.0%
Asian Population17,3443.2%
Asian Indian2,3040.4%
Other Asian Population2,140
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,7330.3%
Native Hawaiian%
Guamanian or Chamorro%
Hispanic or Latino248,87545.4%
Puerto Rican4,8020.9%
Other Hispanic or Latino19,137
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Tucson native population is 458,657, out of these 247,180 born in the Arizona state and 201,809 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 89,425, out of these 37,575 are Naturalised US citizen, 3,954 are in Europe, 6,915 in Asia, 2,931 in Africa, 23,076 in Latin America and 699 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Tucson are 51,850, out of these 2,064 are from Europe, 8,718 are from Asia, 4,311 from Africa, 35,177 are from Latin America and 913 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence247,180
Born in other state in the United States201,809
Born outside the United States9,668
Puerto Rico1,380
U.S. Island Areas297
Born abroad of American parent(s)7,991
Foreign born
Born outside of United States89,425
Naturalized U.S. citizen37,575
Latin America23,076
Northern America699
Not a U.S. citizen51,850
Latin America35,177
Northern America913
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Tucson Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Tucson, Arizona are 243,941, Occupied housing units are 217,993, Rental vacancy rate is 6. Percentage of occupancy is 89, 44.07% of houses are owner occupied and 45.29% of houses are renter occupied in Tucson. There are 50.89 percent of one-unit detached, 7.08 percent of one-units attached, 3.75 percent of two-unit houses, 4.33 percent of three or four unit homes. 6.91 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 38.28 percent are available with one vehicle, 28.26 percent are available with two vehicles, 13.34 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 9.48 percent are no vehicles available.

Total housing units243,941
Occupied housing units217,993
Occupied housing units percent89
Rental vacancy rate6
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached124,148
1-unit attached17,262
2 units9,140
3 or 4 units10,555
Mobile home16,865
Boat, RV, van, etc.334
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Tucson Housing Market

The median value of housing in Tucson, Arizona is $172,700, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 5.03 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 3.76 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 7.13 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 11.50 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 11.29 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 4.24 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 0.76 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.36 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,00012,262
$50,000 to $99,9999,171
$100,000 to $149,99917,398
$150,000 to $199,99928,056
$200,000 to $299,99927,547
$300,000 to $499,99910,350
$500,000 to $999,9991,856
$1,000,000 or more876
Median (dollars)172,700
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Tucson Housing Mortgage

The Tucson median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,196, 0.24 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 8.03 percent pay between $500 to $999, 11.70 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 5.44 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 1.28 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 0.51 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 0.27 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $418, 2.22 percent of homes pay less than $250, 5.30 percent pays between $250 to $399, 5.58 percent pay between $400 to $599, 2.31 percent pays between $600 to $799, 0.62 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 0.21 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500580
$500 to $99919,582
$1,000 to $1,49928,539
$1,500 to $1,99913,279
$2,000 to $2,4993,124
$2,500 to $2,9991,248
$3,000 or more654
Median (dollars)1,196
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2505,410
$250 to $39912,922
$400 to $59913,624
$600 to $7995,645
$800 to $9991,512
$1,000 or more503
Median (dollars)418
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Tucson Rental

Total number of Tucson rental homes or apartments are 110,477, occupied by Renter, The median value of Tucson average rental rate is $846. 8.33 percent of homes are under $500, 54.50 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 31.60 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 0.96 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 0.50 percent are above $3000.

Less than $5009,201
$500 to $99960,206
$1,000 to $1,49928,773
$1,500 to $1,9996,138
$2,000 to $2,499412
$2,500 to $2,999649
$3,000 or more548
Median (dollars)846
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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