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Tucson, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Tucson is 31% less densely populated than Phoenix.
People are 6% less likely to be married in Phoenix.
The Median Age is 0.4 years older in Tucson.

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PEOPLE
 Tucson, AZPhoenix, AZUnited States
 Population531,6411,563,025321,418,820
 Population - 2010518,4571,450,206308,745,538
 Population - 2000486,6991,321,045285,036,114
 Population - 1990405,390983,403251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now31.14%58.94%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now9.23%18.32%12.76%
 Pop. Density2,3033,02091
 Land Area2315173,531,905
 Water Area01264,837
 Median Age33.332.937.4
 Female Population50.45%50.10%50.81%
 Male Population49.55%49.91%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Tucson, AZPhoenix, AZUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.22%7.70%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.12%7.67%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.11%7.56%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.57%4.34%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.88%4.37%4.35%
 Age 21 to 248.92%6.02%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3414.37%15.55%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4411.89%14.25%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.06%13.36%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.98%5.50%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.24%4.63%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.77%5.39%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.08%2.57%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.78%1.10%1.85%
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 RACE
 Tucson, AZPhoenix, AZUnited States
 White46.30%45.98%62.77%
 Black4.56%6.51%12.24%
 Asian2.65%3.27%4.95%
 Native American1.77%1.58%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.16%0.22%0.16%
 Other0.17%0.14%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.19%1.83%2.13%
 Hispanic42.21%40.48%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic57.80%59.52%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Tucson, AZPhoenix, AZUnited States
 Households204,341520,856116,211,000
 Family Households112,966329,83576,958,100
 Non Family Households91,375191,02139,253,000
 Household Size2.462.832.63
 Married Population38.84%44.69%50.58%
 Single Population61.16%55.31%49.42%
 Now Married36.33%42.33%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.51%2.36%2.17%
 Never Married41.04%38.60%32.55%
 Widowed5.71%4.14%5.95%
 Divorced14.40%12.57%10.92%
 Married, w/children26.78%32.72%31.68%
 Married, no children35.09%32.45%41.44%
 Single, w/children24.00%24.03%16.94%
 Single, no children14.14%10.81%9.95%
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