Tucson, AZ
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Tucson profile

Living in Tucson

Tucson is a very large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 542,629 people and 218 constituent neighborhoods, Tucson is the second largest community in Arizona.

Tucson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tucson is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tucson who work in office and administrative support (13.89%), sales jobs (9.54%), and food service (7.74%).

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 overall education level of Tucson is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.20% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tucson in 2018 was $24,468, 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 $97,872 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Tucson, accounting for 44.21% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Tucson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tucson include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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