Introduction to South Tucson, Arizona

South Tucson, Arizona, in Pima county, is 2 miles SW of Tucson, Arizona. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns tat it shares the Tucson metropolitan area with. South Tucson's population is approximately 5,490.

South Tucson History

South Tucson was incorporated as a city in 1940. The city is heavily influenced by Hispanic culture, mainly Mexican.

South Tucson and nearby Attractions

  • Tucson Greyhound Park
  • Arizona Historical Society Downtown Museum
  • San Xavier del Bac Mission
  • International Wildlife Museum
  • Arthur Pack Regional Park

Things To Do In South Tucson

Local museums include the Arizona Historical Society Downtown Museum and the International Wildlife Museum. The city offers recreational facilities like the Arthur Pack Regional Park, the Catalina State Park and the Tucson Greyhound Park. The Spanish colonial church, San Xavier del Bac, was built between 1783-1797 by Papago Native Americans.

South Tucson Transportation

Flights are available from Tucson International Airport.

South Tucson Higher Education

Northeast Technical College is nearby.


Total Population 5,686
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,893
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 28.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 1.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $24,286
% Above Poverty Level 51.3%
% Below Poverty Level 48.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.3%
% Using Public Transportation 7.7%


People Living Alone 28.5%
Median Gross Rent $587
Median House Value $71,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 84.2%
US/American 0%
English 0.8%
Irish 2.7%

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

South Tucson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 2 miles SW of Tucson, Arizona
County Pima
Metro Area Tucson
Standard Zip Codes 85713
Phone Area Codes 520
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.199
Longitude -110.967

South Tucson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station TUCSON
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 66 F
Apr Temp 54 to 82 F
Jul Temp 77 to 101 F
Oct Temp 60 to 85 F
Annual Precip 12 inches
Station TUCSON U OF ARIZ # 1
Distance 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 4.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Marana 38,280 $78,634
Oro Valley 41,965 $90,276
Sahuarita 25,430 $69,632
Tucson 528,374 $46,603

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

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