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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Tucson is a city in Arizona with a population of 530,905. Tucson is in Pima County. Living in Tucson offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Tucson there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Tucson and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Tucson are above average.
About Tucson...
Population
530,905

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$801
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Tucson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    430.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    93.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    268.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    831.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,968.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    452.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Tucson

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,617
National
$55,322
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When i moved to tucson,5years ago, i didn’t know what to expect,in terms of cultures,school and overall the community. However, The integration was not difficult for me,as i was coming from a small country where diversity reigns. Tucson is the same,when you walk or go to any building,the first thing you will notice is how the community is diversified,which is really important because it gives me more chances to engage with people with different background music and you get to expand your knowledge about many things regarding society in general. Tucson has been home for the past 5years and i wouldn’t change anything about this small city that has been raising in different ways!
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There are so many wonderful things about Tucson, it is quite impossible for me to name them all! Both the natural beauty of the Sonoran desert and the attractions the actual town has to offer are what gives this environment its unique charm. There is no other place I could desire to live in, because this one has everything I need. With Tucson being the home of the University of Arizona and everything an arms length away, Tucson is really a place of cultural, academic and community growth while still retaining much of its old western style traditions.
Aside from the blinding summer heat, Tucson is one of the coolest cities. UNESCO designated Tucson as a World City of Gastronomy. There’s everything from a delicious hole-in-the-wall like Los Tacos Apson to fine dining with ever-changing menus like Cafe Poca Cosa. There are delectable eateries everywhere such as Cafe Desta (Ethiopian), TallBoys (breakfast and beer) or La Cocina - to name a few. Tucson has more than great food. We have beautiful scenery and access to any and all interests. Try visiting the Desert Museum or DeGrazia Gallery! We have great hiking, spelunking, ghost towns, artsy markets, the Titan Missile, airplane graveyard, talented local musicians and visual artists, historic venues, various museums, eclectic places to stay and play, beautiful sunsets and crested saguaros. Tucson has it all.