Sahuarita, Arizona

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Sahuarita, Arizona

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High Points

Sahuarita strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arizona):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 9% Sahuarita Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Sahuarita College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Sahuarita Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Sahuarita Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Sahuarita People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Sahuarita, Arizona

Comparing Sahuarita to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arizona (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 6
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 5
Age of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Senior Citizens 5 7
Well-Paid Single Women 5 7
Female Share of the Population 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 2
Working at Home 6 4
Public Transportation Use 6 3
Short Commute Times 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1
Affordability of Rents 1 2
People Living Alone 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 4 7
Low Property Crime 1 4

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Sahuarita Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 18 miles S of Tucson, Arizona
County Pima
Metro Area Tucson
Standard Zip Codes 85629
Phone Area Codes 520
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.957
Longitude -110.955

Sahuarita Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.2 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
Station TUCSON U OF ARIZ # 1
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 67 F
Apr Temp 49 to 83 F
Jul Temp 74 to 102 F
Oct Temp 55 to 87 F
Annual Precip 11.4 inches
Distance 22.5 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
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Sahuarita Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,242 100%
Male 1,594 49.2%
Female 1,648 50.8%
Under 18 829 25.6%
18+ 2,413 74.4%
65+ 500 15.4%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 3.09
White 2,848 87.8%
African-American 19 0.6%
Asian 32 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 35 1.1%
Other 240 7.4%
Mixed Race 68 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 784 24.2%

Estimated Sahuarita Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,007
Growth 5,765
Growth % 177.8%

Sahuarita Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.2%
German 16.6%
English 11.9%
Irish 7.7%
US/American 6.4%
Scottish 3.2%
Italian 3%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Norwegian 1.7%
Polish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
European 1.2%
Dutch 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Continental (85629)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sahuarita 3,242 $55,338
South Tucson 5,490 $17,614
Tucson 486,699 $37,344

Starbucks in Sahuarita

(As of 2005)
1301 W Duval Mine Rd
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Sahuarita High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 830 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

A Non-traditional School
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A Title I School.
Serves 19 students.

Sahuarita Colleges

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