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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population42,379
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens29.4%
Employed Population 16+16,730
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married60.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.7%
Median Earnings25+$45,536
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,885
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,970

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,080
% Above Poverty Level92.6%
% Below Poverty Level7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home8.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone25%
Median Gross Rent$1,068
Median House Value$281,700

Ancestry

German22.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.7%
English16.5%
Irish15.3%
Italian7%
French Except Basque4.5%
Polish4.4%
Scottish3.1%
Swedish2.9%
Norwegian2.6%
Greek1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Welsh1.2%
Danishn1.2%
Czech0.8%
Russian0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
US/American0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Oro Valley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pima County
Standard Zip Codes85704, 85737, 85742, 85755
Phone Area Codes520
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude32.33
Approximate Longitude-110.98

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)

StationTUCSON CAMP AVE EXP FM
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp35 to 67 F
Apr Temp46 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 101 F
Oct Temp53 to 86 F
Annual Precip12.4 inches
StationTUCSON MAGNETIC OBSY
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 65 F
Apr Temp46 to 82 F
Jul Temp72 to 101 F
Oct Temp53 to 86 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches
StationTUCSON INTL AP
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp39 to 65 F
Apr Temp51 to 82 F
Jul Temp73 to 100 F
Oct Temp57 to 84 F
Annual Precip12.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Marana40,221$80,338
South Tucson5,627$21,737
Tucson527,586$47,403

Oro Valley Hospitals

Oro Valley Hospital
(Proprietary)
1551 E Tangerine Road
(520) 901-3550

Oro Valley Public Schools

Canyon Del Oro High School
25 West Calle Concordia
ZIP: 85704
High
Total Enrollment 1650
Basis Oro Valley
11155 N. Oracle Rd.
ZIP: 85737
Other
Total Enrollment 549
Basis Oro Valley Primary
11155 N Oracle Rd
ZIP: 85737
Primary
Total Enrollment 653

Oro Valley Private Schools

Immaculate Heart School
410 E Magee Rd
ZIP: 85704
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 378
Pusch Ridge Preschool
10361 N Oracle Rd
ZIP: 85737
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Resurrection Lutheran Child Development Center
11575 N 1st Ave
ZIP: 85737
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Casas Christian School
10801 N La Cholla Blvd
ZIP: 85742
Elementary
Total Enrollment 295
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