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Overview

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 that it shares the Tucson metropolitan area with.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,627
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+1,826
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married29.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher2.8%
Median Earnings25+$16,731
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,948
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,639

Wealth

Median Family Income$21,737
% Above Poverty Level51.1%
% Below Poverty Level48.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.2%
% Using Public Transportation7.4%

Housing

People Living Alone34.2%
Median Gross Rent$565
Median House Value$74,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)86.4%
Irish1.8%
Italian1.6%
Scottish1.5%
German1.4%
French Except Basque0.9%
English0.8%
African0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Welsh0.1%
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South Tucson Almanac

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South Tucson 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
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp42 to 66 F
Apr Temp54 to 82 F
Jul Temp77 to 101 F
Oct Temp60 to 85 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationTUCSON U OF ARIZ # 1
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp37 to 67 F
Apr Temp49 to 83 F
Jul Temp74 to 102 F
Oct Temp55 to 87 F
Annual Precip11.4 inches
StationTUCSON INTL AP
Distance4.7 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
Oro Valley42,379$91,080
Sahuarita27,780$74,588
Tucson527,586$47,403
Sources :
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