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Overview

Introduction to Oro Valley, Arizona

Oro Valley, Arizona, in Pima county, is 11 miles N of Tucson, Arizona. The town is located in the Tucson metropolitan area. Oro Valley has a population of 29,700.

Oro Valley History

Prior to the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors in the early 16th century, the Apache tribe of Native Americans occupied this region. A German immigrant by the name of George Pusch settled in Oro Valley in 1874. He established a cattle ranch here. Pusch Ridge was named in his honor. Oro Valley experienced dramatic population growth after World War II. The town of Oro Valley was incorporated in 1974.

Oro Valley and nearby Attractions

  • Bell House
  • Romero Ranch
  • Oro Valley Public Library
  • Sausaulito Creek
  • Oro Valley Country Club Golf Course
  • Catalina State Park

Things To Do In Oro Valley

Oro Valley provides easy access to a number of interesting sites nearby. The Bells House, which was the private estate of Alexander Graham Bell in the early 1940s, is located just south of the town. The Romero Ranch and the Steam Pump Ranch date back to the 19th century, and are popular tourist spots. Golf enthusiasts would also enjoy visiting the Oro Valley Country Club Golf Course and the El Conquistador Golf Course to enjoy a round. The Catalina State Park also offers a number of hiking and backpacking trails.

Oro Valley Transportation

Davis-Monthan AFB Airport is close by.

Oro Valley Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by the University of Arizona and Pima Community College.

People

Total Population 41,965
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 28.5%
Employed Population 16+ 16,835
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 61.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,276
% Above Poverty Level 94.4%
% Below Poverty Level 5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 9.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,022
Median House Value $276,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 15%
Irish 14.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oro Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 11 miles N of Tucson, Arizona
County Pima
Metro Area Tucson
Standard Zip Codes 85704, 85737, 85739
Phone Area Codes 520
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.39
Longitude -110.965

Oro Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TUCSON CAMP AVE EXP FM
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 67 F
Apr Temp 46 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 101 F
Oct Temp 53 to 86 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches
Station TUCSON MAGNETIC OBSY
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 65 F
Apr Temp 46 to 82 F
Jul Temp 72 to 101 F
Oct Temp 53 to 86 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station TUCSON INTL AP
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 65 F
Apr Temp 51 to 82 F
Jul Temp 73 to 100 F
Oct Temp 57 to 84 F
Annual Precip 12.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Oro Valley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Saddlebrooke (85739)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Marana 38,280 $78,634
South Tucson 5,686 $24,286
Tucson 528,374 $46,603

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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