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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$772
National
$949
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
    471
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    80
    41
  • Robbery
    231
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    775
    500
  • Theft
    4,719
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    364
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,973
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • 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 is a beautiful place to live. It's a decently sized city with an ample and friendly community. Surrounding the city are mountain ranges such as the Santa Catalinas, the Rincons, and and the Santa Ritas, giving its inhabitants great places to hike and enjoy nature. In addition to this, the Saguaros seen throughout the city are beautiful sights, especially when combined with the colorful sunsets that mark the summers in Tucson. In addition to the abundance of nature, the downtown area of Tucson is full of cultural variety and public festivals and events, bars, and more. Tucson is a great place to live!
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Tucson is an amazing place. We do not have to worry about crazy natural disasters, and we do not have a ton of tourist attractions. Tucson is in a great location with reasonable travel to other states for excitement. One thing I love most about Tucson is our weather, we definitely are able to enjoy all four seasons comfortably. Tucson is definitely expanding and always improving as you can always see construction zones in much needed areas. I am excited to see our improvements with in the next couple years, including the grant road expansion, the work they are doing downtown and the free way construction towards south Tucson this is not limited to much more that we are working on to better our communities and city as a whole. I cannot speak of any changes I would like to see at the moment because I believe we are already working on them. I will forever be a prideful Tucsonan!
Tucson is a unique place, known by locals to be a "big small town". The best part is often weather conditions. Though it can get hot in the summer, people flock here for the warmth and it has basically no natural disasters. There is a downtown scene/ nightlife, but also a focus on local favorites. Less known is the amazing outdoor opportunities despite heat and dessert terrain. From mountain biking to hiking, Tucson is great for outdoor enthusiast: especially with the much cooler Mt. Lemmon right there! Tucson is big enough to stay entertained, yet small enough to see a friendly face daily.