Tucson is located in Arizona. Tucson, Arizona has a population of 520,116.
The median household income in Tucson, Arizona is $37,190. The median household income for the surrounding county is $45,106 compared to the national median of $50,935. The median age of people living in Tucson is 33.1 years.
The average high temperature in July is 100 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 37.5 degrees. The average rainfall is approximately 11.2 inches per year, with 0.7 inches of snow per year. No weather information available.
The largest city in southern Arizona and one of the fastest growing urban areas in the Southwest, Tucson is both a bustling center of business and a laid-back university and resort town. Tucson loves to celebrate its rich medley of cultures, architecture, and peoples. The community places an emphasis on preserving its colorful heritage while maintaining a casual attitude. Named "A mini mecca for the arts" by The Wall Street Journal, and included in the book, "50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family," Tucsonans embrace the quality of life and live in a place where the American dream can still come true, where individual voices can be heard, and where people are the driving force behind making things happen.
Nicknamed "The Old Pueblo" after the Spanish word meaning town or village, the name Tucson comes from the O'odham tribe and was pronounced chuk-shon, meaning "spring at the foot of a black mountain." Continuously inhabited for more than 12,000 years, the area has been home to Native Americans, Spanish explorers, Mexicans, Europeans, and West-bound pioneers.
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