Thinking of possibly moving to the Tucson Arizona area? Here are some interesting facts about Tucson Arizona neighborhoods, demographics, jobs, homes sizes and prices.
So the first thing you should think about is whether or not this would be a good place to raise your family. As of 2021 there were 554,503 people living in Tucson which is located in Pima County. That means that out of the 1.5 million residents who live here 29% are younger than 18 years old. If you have kids under the age of 18 then you might want to consider moving somewhere close by since Tucson also has one of the lowest amounts of crime for any major city in America. Although you will enjoy being around more people when you go out to restaurants etc. Tucson is still pretty quiet and laid back when it comes to the household atmosphere. This might be a good thing for many people, if you have little ones that don’t like being in big bustling places, to check out the quiet outskirt neighborhoods found on this page. Being that Pima county is 29% of the total population of Arizona then this would make Tucson the second largest city in the state behind Phoenix (just ahead of Mesa), which is located in Maricopa County. It is very comparable to Minneapolis MN though with having 554,503 residents and 239 square miles of land area, it feel like more of a town than a city. I think it’s fair to say that Tucson is a unique city in the sense of its size and demographics.
Apart from raising a family, some other things you might want to consider are the job market and the cost of housing. A recent study found that Tucson is among the best cities in America for finding a job. Whether you’re an entry-level worker, a manager or an executive, there’s a good chance that Tucson has something to offer you. In terms of home prices, as of 2021 the average listing price was $261,752 but this varies greatly depending on which neighborhood you choose to live in. You could find a small (1,000 sqft) starter home for around $100,000 in one area or pay over 1 million dollars for a larger home in a more luxurious part of town. Something to keep in mind is that, even though the average listing price is $261,752, the median sale price was only $231,000. This means that half of all homes sold in Tucson were for less than this amount. Another thing you might want to consider is the property tax rate which as of 2020 was 2.3%.
So if you’re thinking of moving to Tucson AZ hopefully this information has given you a little more insight into what to expect. Check out some of the links below for more information on neighborhoods.
Tucson Area Neighborhoods
A Mountain Community, Aldea Linda, Alvernon Heights, Amphi, Arcadia Square, Armory Park, Arroyo Chico, Avondale, Balboa Heights, Barrio Anita, Barrio Blue Moon, Barrio Centro, Barrio Hollywood, Barrio Kroeger Lane, Barrio Nopal Association, Barrio San Antonio, Barrio Santa Cruz, Barrio Santa Rosa, Barrio Viejo, Bear Canyon, Blenman-Elm, Bonanza, Bravo Park Lane, Brichta, Broadmoor-Broadway, Broadway Northeast, Cabrini, Campbell/Grant Northeast, Campus Farm, Carriage Park, Catalina Vista, Cherry Avenue, Colonia Del Valle, Copper Vista, Country Glenn, Desert Aire / Loma Linda, Desert Palms Park, Desert Voice Coalition, Dietz, Dodge Flower, Doolen-Fruitvale, Downtown Neighborhood Assn, Duffy, Dunbar Spring, Eastside, El Conquistador, El Cortez Heights, El Encanto Estates, El Gheko, El Montevideo, El Presidio, El Rio Acres, Elvira, Enchanted Hills, Fairgrounds, Feldman’s, Flowing Wells, Garden District, Glenn Heights, Groves Lincoln Park, Harold Bell Wright Estates, Hedrick Acres, Hiawatha Hills and Teresa Terr, Highland Vista Cinco Via, Houghton East, Houghton South (former CIVANO), Iron Horse, Ironwood Ridges, Jefferson Park, Julia Keen, Keeling, La Madera, Las Vistas, Limberlost, Loma Verde, Loretta Heights, Menlo Park, Mesquite Ranch, Midvale Park, Miles, Miracle Manor, Miramonte, Mitman, Mortimore, Mountain View, Myers, Naylor, North Dodge, North University, Oak Flower, Old Fort Lowell, Old Spanish Trail, Palo Verde, Palo Verde Park, Peter Howell, Pie Allen, Pio Decimo, Poets Square, Pueblo Gardens, Rancho Perdido Estates, Richland Heights East, Richland Heights West, Rincon Heights, Rita Ranch, Roberts, Rose, Rosemont West, Saguaro Miraflores, Sam Hughes, Samos, San Carlos, San Clemente, San Gabriel, Santa Cruz Southwest, Santa Rita Park – West Ochoa, Sewell, Sierra Estates, Silverbell Lane, Silvercroft, South Harrison, South Park, Stella Mann, Sugar Hill (formerly Northwest), Sunnyside, Sunset Villa, Terra Del Sol, Thunderbird Heights/Wilmot Des, Toumey Park, Tucson Park West #1, Udall Park, Vista Del Monte, West University, Western Hills, Westside Development, Wilshire Heights