A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$756
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

Tucson Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    370
    0
  • Murder
    6
    0
  • Rape
    80
    41
  • Robbery
    200
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    692
    1
  • Theft
    5,587
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    364
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,149
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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Tucson Reviews

720 reviews
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I don’t really care for Tucson. Due to the excessive heat in the summer, makes for a difficult time to plan any outdoor activities. The highway system in Tucson is also nonexistent. With only I-10 that goes around the outer edge of Tucson, makes it extremely difficult and time consuming to have to travel surface streets to get across town. There is no industry here. Citizens are stuck with only service jobs that pay $10 per hour and a housing market where the average home price is $200,000. Education in Tucson is also far behind the rest of the country. Majority of the Tucson area schools are currently receiving a “D” & “F” rating!
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I live an outdoor life here. I am outside any day I want all year. In the hotter summer months I walk or swim early in the morning or head to the Catalina Mts for the day where it is 30 degrees cooler - at the elevations of 8,000-9,000ft.

People are VERY friendly, courteous, and helpful here. Coming from Oregon it is a big improvement. I think it is the sun! Also, everyone is physically active here. It seems most people hike, bike, golf, camp, swim, and so on.

There is so much to do here. There are events all year and most are outdoors. Great restaurants. Tucson is one of very few American cities that has been awarded a UNESCO Creative City designation and the only UNESCSO City of Gastronomy in the US. Come for a prickly pear margarita!

Tucson is an interesting city where the Old West, ranchers, university students and faculty, Latinos, artists, Native Americans, and others come together for a true transcultural city. There is no other city like it in the US.
I love the cities eccentricity, especially in the downtown and 4th avenue area. You never what you are going to see and/ or experience and I really appreciate its's diversity. The surrounding mountains are gorgeous and being from up North, Mt. Lemmon is a piece of absolute heaven and it really helps heal my homesickness for the forest. I enjoy hiking, if you do too, next time you're here check out Sabino Canyon Reddington Pass, Pima Canyon, and/ or Finger Rock trail. The nightlife is getting better & we have some great restraunts here!