At a glance

Quick facts about Tucson

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Founded 1775
Incorporated 1877
City government Council-Manager
County Pima
Population—city 531,641 (2015 est.)
Population—county/metro area
1,010,025 (2015 est.)
City pop. density  2,237/mi² (1,078.8/km²)
Size 236 mi² (611 km²)
Elevation 2,643 ft (806 m)
Time zone
Daylight savings time? No
Area code 520
Distance to Phoenix, AZ 123 mi (198 km)
Distance to Port of Los Angeles, CA 508 mi (818 km)
Distance to Mexico 66 mi (106 km)
Distance to Port of Guaymas, Mexico 322 mi (518 km)
Air  Tucson International Airport (TUS)
I-10 (E/W)
I-19 (to Mexico)
Union Pacific
FHWA photo Tucson-350px
Unemployment rate 4.3% (March 2018)
Percent high school graduate or higher
84.1% (ACS 2009-13)
Percent bachelor’s degree or higher
24.7% (ACS 2009-13)
Public institutions of higher learning
University of Arizona
Pima Community College
School districts     Amphi
Flowing Wells
Median household income $37,032 (ACS 2009-13)
Median home value $102,540 (ACS 2009-13)
Average sunny days a year 310
Average yearly precipitation 11.6 in (28.7 cm)
Average yearly high 83°F (28°C)
Average yearly low 56°F (13°C)
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