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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Catalina is a suburb of Tucson with a population of 7,635. Catalina is in Pima County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Catalina offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Catalina and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Catalina are above average.
About Catalina...
Population
7,635

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$151,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$951
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Catalina Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Catalina

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,314
National
$55,322
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Catalina Reviews

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I love Catalina I was born and raised here. It's one of those towns that you see in the movies that literally have 1 stoplight or at least used to is begin to grow now and flourish into quite the city. This is the town that my children have grown up in and have gone to school in and now as adults choose to live here themselves. Catalina as a town just big enough that not everybody knows your name, but just small enough that if you ever needed help somebody would be there. Growing up here you would literally see people ride their horses to the corner market, you don't really see that anymore and I just something that I miss. When I was a child the closest grocery store was 30 minutes away that is changed now in this town is developing into something beautiful. Catalina rests at the foothills of a beautiful mountain range, you can watch monsoon storms roll over the mountain tops, and the sunsets are to die for. Catalina though small, holds a huge piece of my heart.
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I have been living in Catalina for 8 years and I love it! The town is quiet and small. There is not a lot of crime and everyone is friendly. However, it is starting to grow and there is more traffic and homes being built.
It's kind of a mix between hick-country and Tucson art scenes. There are diners and dollar stores, gas stations and cute local shops, and trailers and mountainside mansions. Catalina has a very diverse terrain and community.