A large city in Arizona, Tucson has a population of approximately 532,000. Young adults aged 15-24 will fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community. Residents are evenly split between renting (50%) and owning (50%) their residence, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $166 a month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Tucson will save around $2,000 compared to the state average.
Tucson residents have an average commute of about 24 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical means of commuting to work, chosen by 37% of commuters, while public transportation is not extensively used. Few commuters walk to work.
Among Tucson residents over the age of 25, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are three primary industries in Tucson: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 19% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of about $52,000, Tucson workers earn around $17,000 less than the average Arizona resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.