South Tucson, Arizona Population 2024

4,485

South Tucson is a city located in Pima County Arizona. South Tucson has a 2024 population of 4,485. South Tucson is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -2.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,615 in 2020.

The average household income in South Tucson is $47,163 with a poverty rate of 35.5%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in South Tucson is 35.6 years, 33.1 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

South Tucson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South Tucson was:

  • White: 45.89%
  • Native American: 19.39%
  • Other race: 16.52%
  • Two or more races: 14.67%
  • Black or African American: 3.4%
  • Asian: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,367.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.82% (-130)
The current population of South Tucson, Arizona is 4,485 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,615.

South Tucson, Arizona Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,13045.89%
Native American90019.39%
Other race76716.52%
Two or more races68114.67%
Black or African American1583.4%
Asian60.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Native American

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

South Tucson Population by Race

South Tucson Population Pyramid 2024

South Tucson Median Age

35.6

Total

33.1

Male

36.8

Female

South Tucson Adults

There are 3,397 adults, (647 of whom are seniors) in South Tucson.

South Tucson Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

South Tucson Sex Ratio

Female2,21747.76%
Male2,42552.24%

South Tucson Population by Age

South Tucson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4802.9838.961.1
Female4903.8326.173.9
Non Family4681.1533.366.7
Married4223.6560.739.3
Male1004.543664
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3.48

Average Family Size

2.98

Average Household Size

38.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South Tucson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

South Tucson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Tucson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 82.09%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 27.61%.

South Tucson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$25,930

Average Earnings

$28,520

Average Male

$20,740

Average Female

South Tucson Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Tucson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South Tucson Language

44.61% of South Tucson residents speak only English, while 55.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 51.77% of the population.

South Tucson Language

South Tucson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,2951,10233.44%
Native87239845.64%
Multiple68133849.63%
Other76027636.32%
White48614429.63%
Black1586037.97%
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35.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.18%

Male Poverty Rate

35.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Tucson

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Tucson is Multiple, with 49.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Tucson is White, with 29.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 49.38%.

South Tucson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.07%
High School31.12%
Some College30.8%
Bachelors or Greater10.63%
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South Tucson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed59.46%
Female Unemployed41.91%
Male Employed16.49%
Female Employed12.22%
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South Tucson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Tucson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

South Tucson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.5%

Male Marriage Rate

28.3%

Female Marriage Rate

South Tucson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

South Tucson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

South Tucson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South Tucson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

136

Number of Veterans

100

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

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South Tucson Veterans by War

count

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South Tucson Veterans by Age

count

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South Tucson Veterans by Race

South Tucson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

30.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Tucson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.6%

Labor Force Participation

41.7%

Employment Rate

14.2%

Unemployment Rate

South Tucson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South Tucson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South Tucson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.96%

Born in South Tucson

82.31%

Native Born

17.69%

Foreign Born

7.69%

Non Citizen

10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.31% of South Tucson residents were born in the United States, with 65.96% having been born in Arizona. 7.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

South Tucson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,345-28-0.64%
20284,373-28-0.64%
20274,401-28-0.63%
20264,429-28-0.63%
20254,457-28-0.62%
20244,485-28-0.62%
20234,513-28-0.62%
20224,541-28-0.61%
20214,569-46-1%
20204,615-1,111-19.4%
20195,726340.6%
20185,692240.42%
20175,668160.28%
20165,652140.25%
20155,638-11-0.19%
20145,649450.8%
20135,604-10-0.18%
20125,614-21-0.37%
20115,635-8-0.14%
20105,6431532.79%
20005,4903977.8%
19905,093-1,461-22.29%
19806,5543345.37%
19706,220-784-11.19%
19607,004
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South Tucson Population by Year