Tucson has been continuously settled for more than 12,000 years. It celebrates a diversity of cultures, architecture, and people. Yet, it is one of the “Mega-Trend” cities of the 21st Century: the Optics Valley, premier health services center for the Southwest, the astronomy center of the world, home of a premier research institution – University of Arizona, and a tourism destination.
The City of Tucson is committed to providing quality municipal services which promote a healthy community, offer opportunities for participation and leisure and enable citizens to prosper at work and at home.
For comprehensive visitor information visit the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau.
|Size||227.28 sq mi (588.65 km2)|
|Elevation||2,389 ft (728 m)|
|Average sunny days a year||350|
|Average precipitation||11.3 inches (28.7 centimeters)|
|Average yearly temperature||70°F (21°C)|
|Average yearly high||83.5°F (28.6°C)|
|Average yearly low||56.6°F (13.7°C)|
|– Density||2,793.6/sq mi (1,078.8/km2)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|Estimated median family income||$47,147 (ACS 2005-09)|
|Unemployment Rate||8.8% (Feb. 2011)|
|Average home list price||$199,197 (2010)|