Tucson demographics profile

StatisticTucsonArizonaNational
Population527,5866,728,577318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,2265791
Median age33.237.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%53%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%42%43%
Speak English66%73%79%
Speak Spanish29%20%13%
Tucson, AZ has a population of 527,586 and is the 33rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,226 per sq mi which is 3772% higher than the Arizona average and 2357% higher than the national average. The median age in Tucson is 33 which is approximately 11% lower than the Arizona average of 37. In Tucson, 42% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 66% speak English and 29% speak Spanish. 44% of Tucson residents were born in Arizona, 39% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 15% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Tucson is 3772% higher than Arizona.
  • The median age in Tucson is 11% lower than Arizona.
  • In Tucson 73.47% of the population is White.
  • In Tucson 5.02% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Tucson 3.00% of the population is Asian.

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Tucson population breakdown by race

RaceTucsonArizonaNational
White73.47%77.80%73.35%
Black or African American5.02%4.27%12.63%
Asian3.00%3.05%5.22%
American Indian2.86%4.41%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.18%0.19%0.18%
Mixed race4.48%3.31%3.06%
Other race11.00%6.97%4.75%
In Tucson, 42.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Tucson, AZ demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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