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Income/capita 63%
Household income 63%
Unemployment 143%
IndexSouth TucsonArizonaNational
Income per capita$10,956$26,686$29,829
Median household income$20,241$51,340$55,322
Median income owner occupied$33,750$63,012$70,586
Median income renter occupied$17,744$35,905$35,192
Median earnings male$16,193$33,127$36,919
Median earnings female$14,720$25,835$26,250
Unemployment rate11.3%4.7%4.7%
Poverty level48.9%17.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in South Tucson is 63% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in South Tucson is 63% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in South Tucson is 143% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in South Tucson is 224% higher than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $13,492$20,241$40,482
      City
      $34,223$51,340$102,680
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      South Tucson median earnings by income bracket

      South Tucson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry21.8%2.4%
      Manufacturing sector8.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%1.0%
      Wholesale & retail services13.4%8.8%
      Public administration5.9%5.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%4.7%
      Education, health & social services2.8%31.1%
      Other44.1%44.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Tanque Verde, AZ16,546$93,41269%
      Catalina Foothills, AZ51,329$80,50946%
      Oro Valley, AZ42,379$75,96637%
      Valencia West, AZ11,247$57,8965%
      Casas Adobes, AZ68,695$56,8903%
      South Tucson, AZ5,627$20,24163%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Richwood, LA5,626$22,95559%
      Violet, LA5,621$35,77435%
      Medina, MN5,633$137,692149%
      Hidden Valley Lake, CA5,618$66,41120%
      Swartz Creek, MI5,617$44,52520%
      South Tucson, AZ5,627$20,24163%
      Source: The South Tucson, AZ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).