Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$20,896$26,686$29,829
Median household income$37,973$51,340$55,322
Median income owner occupied$52,648$63,012$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,044$35,905$35,192
Median earnings male$23,789$33,127$36,919
Median earnings female$20,708$25,835$26,250
Unemployment rate6.2%4.7%4.7%
Poverty level25.1%17.7%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Tucson is 30% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Tucson is 31% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Tucson is 32% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Tucson is 66% higher than the national average

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      $25,312 $37,973 $75,946
      $34,223 $51,340 $102,680
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Tucson median earnings by income bracket

      Tucson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.6%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector7.9%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services2.4%4.4%
      Wholesale & retail services14.7%13.4%
      Public administration6.4%4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.4%2.0%
      Education, health & social services14.9%37.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Rincon Valley, AZ5,938$106,49492.5%
      Tanque Verde, AZ16,546$93,41268.9%
      Catalina Foothills, AZ51,329$80,50945.5%
      Vail, AZ11,637$79,15543.1%
      Oro Valley, AZ42,379$75,96637.3%
      Tucson, AZ527,586$37,97331.4%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Fresno, CA513,807$41,84224.4%
      Québec, QC548,244n/a 
      Albuquerque, NM556,859$48,12713.0%
      Surrey, BC560,150n/a 
      Sacramento, CA484,530$52,0715.9%
      Tucson, AZ527,586$37,97331.4%
      Source: The Tucson, AZ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).