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Where is Tucson, AZ?

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Tucson is a city found in Arizona, The United States Of America. It is located 32.22 latitude and -110.93 longitude and it is situated at elevation 757 meters above sea level.

Tucson has a population of 520,116 making it the 2nd biggest city in Arizona. It operates on the MDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Phoenix.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State Arizona
Population 520,116
Elevation 757 m over sea level
Time Zone MDT
Longitude -110.926480
Latitude 32.221740

arizona description

Tucson is located in Southern Arizona in the Sonora desert amid the Santa Catalina Mountains. Tucson combines the essence of the Wild West with stunning natural beauty, a rich native American tradition and an abundance of health resorts and new age sensibilities.

A blend of Mexican-type communities adds a 'south of the border' influence to many Tucson neighborhoods.

Tucson is surrounded by five Arizona mountain ranges, several national parks and Native American homelands. Residents and visitors are attracted to the stunning southwest scenery and the hot, dry climate in this thriving and vibrant city.

  • Tucson is the oldest constantly inhabited settlement in the United States, with the first native people arriving around 12,000 years ago.
  • Tucson's largest employers are aircraft and missile manufacturing, the tourism and hospitality industry and branches of the U.S. government and military.
  • The City of Tucson is bicycle friendly with striped bike-only paths plus shared paths throughout the metro.

tucson attractions

The City of Tucson and its surrounding areas offer art and music venues, science museums, nature preserves and cultural experiences. Some of the world's most prestigious health spas and golf courses are located in this southwest U.S. metropolis.

  • Pima Air and Space Museum
    With over 275 aircraft and spacecraft, the Pima Air and Space Museum is the largest non-government funded aerospace museum in the world. The Spirit of Freedom exhibit features rare aircraft such as the SR-71 blackbird and the North American F-107. Tour World War II exhibits, an Apollo training module and giant B-52's at this showcase of American aviation history.
  • Saguaro National Park
    On the edge of the modern city of Tucson, the Saguaro National Parks East and West protect magnificent forests of these endangered symbols of the American West. It takes 50 to 100 years just to grow one arm of a Giant Saguaro and these sub-tropical giants are considered to be a national treasure. Plenty of hiking trails and guided tours are available.
  • Old Tucson Studios
    The sets at Old Tucson Studios were originally created for the movie Arizona, starring William Holden and have been voted 'The Best Wild Western Movie Set' by True West Magazine. Visitors enjoy tours of the movie sets and their lively histories and the Wild West entertainment. Gun fights, saloon brawls, stunt shows and antique train rides are all part of the action at Old Tucson Studios.


Tucson has a population of around 528374, of which 262528 (49%) are male and 265846 (50%) are female. The average age of the inhabitants of Tucson is 36.17, meaning that the average person is below the national median age of 37. For every male, there are approximately 1.01 females, meaning that the population is relatively evenly distributed between males and female(s).

Of Tucson's 528374 residents, around 506403 (95.80%) identify as having a single race. The majority of the population is white, which consists of 73.90% of the population. Of the remaining population, 26917 are black/African Americans (5.10%), 14119 are native Americans (2.70%), 15275 are asians (2.90%), 866 are pacific islanders (0.20%), 58509 are other (11.00%).

The median income of households in Tucson is $37149.00, meaning that most of the households are above the poverty threshold for families of three. Of the total population, 11.30% of households reported an annual income of less than $10,000.

Tucson, AZ Zipcodes

The city of Tucson has 29 zipcodes recognized by the United States Census Bureau: 85629, 85641, 85701, 85704, 85705, 85706, 85707, 85708, 85710, 85711, 85712, 85713, 85714, 85715, 85716, 85718, 85719, 85723, 85724, 85726, 85730, 85741, 85743, 85745, 85746, 85747, 85748, 85749, 85756.

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.