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Average rent in Tucson, AZ

$1,265/mo Tucson, AZ average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Tucson, AZ is $1,265.

    Tucson, AZ apartment rent ranges

    About 49% of apartment rents in Tucson, AZ range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 14% of apartments. Around 30% of Tucson’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 2% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

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    Getting around in Tucson, AZ

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    Walk Score®: 27, Bike Score®: 30

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Tucson, AZ last updated?

    Prices and availability in Tucson, AZ were last updated on 22 Mar 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Tucson, AZ?

    The best apartments in Tucson, AZ are: Verde Apartments, San Xavier Casitas, Promontory, Tanglewood and Encantada Rita Ranch.

    What is the average rent in Tucson, AZ?

    The average rent in Tucson, AZ is $1,265. 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 $525 and $4,355. 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 $525 and $3,766. 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 $525 and $4,574. 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 $730 and $5,262. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Tucson, AZ.

    What type of rental buildings are in Tucson, AZ?

    In Tucson 49% of the housing is rented out compared to 51% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 15% of Tucson’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 55% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 27% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Tucson, AZ?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Tucson are about 38 years old, on average. Of these, 17% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 2 stories. About 73% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 5% are mid-rises, and 1% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Tucson, AZ?

    Rental apartments in Tucson come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 9% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 48% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 33% of all rentals in Tucson. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Tucson, AZ in the news

    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.

    The second largest city in the state of Arizona, Tucson is similar in size to Albuquerque, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.  

    It is an easy drive from Tucson to just about anywhere in Arizona. Phoenix, the state capital, and Mesa, the third-largest city in Arizona are both only approximately two hours away.  

    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.

    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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    Tucson, AZ demographics

    Tucson, AZ has a population of 538,167 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 270,916 of Tucson’s residents are women and 267,251 are men. The median age of those who live in Tucson, AZ is 34.2.

    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.

    Tucson, AZ households

    • 119,694 Family
      99,096 Non-family
    • 61,349 Children
      157,441 No Children
    • 218,790Total Number of Households
    • 2.35Average People Per Household
    • $48,058Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 218,790 households in Tucson, AZ. 119,694 are family households and 99,096 are non-family households. There are 61,349 households with children in Tucson and 157,441 households without children. On average, about 2.35 people live in a household in Tucson, AZ.

    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.

    Things to do

    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.

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    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.

    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.

    Top colleges in Tucson include the University of Arizona, Tucson College, the University of Phoenix and Northern Arizona University.

    Tucson, AZ education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Tucson, AZ is as follows: 5% have no high school education, 34% completed some high school, 28% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 16% have a Bachelor Degree, and 9% have a Graduate Degree.

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