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When were prices and availability in Tucson, AZ last updated?
Prices and availability in Tucson, AZ were last updated on 19 May 2022.
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What is the average rent in Tucson, AZ?
The average rent in Tucson, AZ is $1,200. Start your search for apartments in Tucson, AZ now.
What is the price range for a studio apartment in Tucson, AZ?
The price range for a studio apartment in Tucson, AZ is between $520 and $3,060. View all studio apartments in Tucson, AZ.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tucson, AZ?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tucson, AZ is between $400 and $3,025. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Tucson, AZ now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Tucson, AZ?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Tucson, AZ is between $610 and $3,060. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Tucson, AZ.
What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Tucson, AZ?
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Tucson, AZ is between $727 and $3,449. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Tucson, AZ.
Renter's guide to Tucson, AZ
Tucson is known for its desert location, its thriving arts and cultural scene, and as the home of the University of Arizona. Tucson was also recently recognized as one of the best cities for millennials due to its low cost of living and dynamic downtown scene.
Hot but not humid in the summer, the average summer temperature in Tucson is 100°F. The mild winters, with temperatures averaging around 65°F make Tucson a favorite place for many to settle down.
The climate is very hot and dry year-round, and there is very little precipitation. Monsoon season runs from mid-June to early September, and rainstorms are most likely to hit in July and August.
Tucson, AZ Demographics
- Total Population541,482
Female 269,403Male 272,079
- Median Age33.7
Tucson, AZ has a population of 541,482 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 272,079 of Tucson’s residents are women and 269,403 are men. The median age of those who live in Tucson, AZ is 33.7.
Cost of Living in Tucson, AZ
Tucson has a very affordable cost of living. Bus fare for an adult is $1.50, and children under the age of 5 ride for free when accompanied by a paying adult. The Tucson SunTran is the most popular means of public transportation in the city. Yellow Cab Tucson and Discount Cab Tucson are two popular taxicab services. Commute time in Tucson is 23.8 minutes on average, which is slightly less than the United States average of 24.4 minutes.
When dining out, a meal for two at a mid-range restaurant costs about $38, and a regular cappuccino costs $3.78. Basic monthly utilities for a 915-square-foot apartment cost $141.07 in Tucson.
Average Rent in Tucson, AZ
- Tucson, AZ Average Rental Price, February 2022 $1,200 /mo
The average monthly rent of apartments in Tucson, AZ is $1,200.
Tucson, AZ Apartment Rent Ranges
About 40% of apartment rents in Tucson, AZ range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 13% of apartments. Around 36% of Tucson’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 6% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.
Tucson, AZ Rent Trends
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Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Tucson, AZ is $1,200.
Living in Tucson, AZ
This Southern Arizona city is a unique place to live, there are various pros and cons of living in Tucson. First of all, Tucson is beautiful—stunning mountain views surround the desert city. Its proximity to mountains and wide open spaces means that Tucson is also a haven for people who value outdoor activities such as running, biking, rock-climbing, and hiking.
Tucson also has a wonderful and eclectic food scene. Its proximity to fertile farmland in California and Mexico means it provides an abundance of fresh produce year-round. The Mexican food in the area is also superb.
Tucson’s ethnic composition is very diverse with a large Latin American population, and is also located in an ecologically diverse place.
The weather in Tucson has both positive and negative components. The climate is hot, dry, and sunny for nearly the entire year, which can be pleasant but also very intense and occasionally oppressive. Another con is that the crime rate in Tucson is nearly double the national average. Most crime is theft-related.
Things to do in Tucson, AZ
There is a plethora of fun things to do in Tucson. Families may enjoy taking their children to the Reid Park Zoo, the Children’s Museum of Tucson, Pima Air and Space Museum, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Couples with and without children may enjoy going to Kitt Peak National Observatory to stargaze in the evening.
There are also many opportunities for outdoor activities in the Tucson area. Saguaro National Park, Madera Canyon, the Tucson Botanical Gardens, and Tohono Chul Park are all wonderful options for activities such as walking, running, hiking, and biking.
The arts scene includes many independent galleries as well as the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block and the University of Arizona Museum of Art. For evening entertainment, catch a classic western show at the Gaslight Theater, or go to the historic Fox Tucson Theater.
There are many annual events in Tucson, including the Arizona Renaissance Festival, Tucson Folk Festival, the Banff Mountain Film Festival, and the Tucson International Mariachi Conference.
The university of Arizona sponsors teams in nine men's and twelve women's NCAA sanctioned sports, and most of these teams go by the name Arizona Wildcats. The football team, for example, plays at the Arizona Stadium, so—depending on the season—you may find excitement in catching a game.
Tucson, AZ employment & economy
Tucson’s economy is based on the arts, tourism, manufacturing, and technology industries. Mining also has a presence in the Tucson area, however its influence has decreased over the past several decades. The University of Arizona, Raytheon Missile Systems, and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base are the top employers in Tucson.
Tucson, AZ Households
- Total Number of Households212,491
Family 116,793Non-family 95,698
Children 59,608No Children 152,883
- Average People Per Household2.42
- Median Household Income$43,425
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$868
According to U.S. Census data, there are 212,491 households in Tucson, AZ. 116,793 are family households and 95,698 are non-family households. There are 59,608 households with children in Tucson and 152,883 households without children. On average, about 2.42 people live in a household in Tucson, AZ. The median income of a Tucson household living in Tucson is $43,425 per year. The median housing costs per month are $868.
Education in Tucson, AZ
Tucson’s public education system, called the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD), has the second highest enrollment in Arizona. It has over 60,000 students and approximately 3,700 faculty members.
Tucson, AZ Education Statistics
The level of education of the population of Tucson, AZ is as follows: 5% have no high school education, 35% completed some high school, 28% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 15% have a Bachelor Degree, and 9% have a Graduate Degree.
Tips for renting in Tucson, AZ
Most tenants living in Tucson have protection under the Arizona Residential Landlord-Tenant Act. There are several important protections that apply to tenants under this law. Tenants may withhold rent if the landlord fails to maintain a safe living environment. The landlord must give at least 30-days’ notice if raising the rental rate. Tenants may take legal action if the landlord fails to return the security deposit after the leasing period ends. If a tenant does not report a criminal record on their lease, the landlord may terminate the lease. In this scenario, the tenant has 10 days to vacate the apartment. Landlords may not restrict housing from potential tenants for discriminatory reasons.
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