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Welcome to Oro Valley ...

The town of Oro Valley is located in Pima County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Oro Valley: Oro Vly. (or less commonly used: Oro Vally. or Oro Vlly.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oro Valley has a population of 46,044 people<2> (see below for details).

Oro Valley was founded in 1874 and was incorporated in 1974.

The community of Oro Valley is 2,760 feet [841 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Oro Valley is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Oro Valley lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Oro Valley is located in the (520) area code.

Websites for Oro Valley ...

Official Website: www.ci.oro-valley.az.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oro Valley had an population of 46,044 people. This is an increase of 12.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 55.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oro Valley had a population of 41,011 people. This makes Oro Valley the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Oro Valley represents 0.64% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 41,011 people, the population of Oro Valley increased 38.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 29,700 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oro Valley.

Communities near Oro Valley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oro Valley.

  • Tucson [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucson
    • Tucson [Pima County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Oro Valley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 548,073 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tucson<5>
  • Marana [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marana
    • Marana [Pima County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Oro Valley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 49,030 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marana<5>
  • South Tucson [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Tucson
    • South Tucson [Pima County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Oro Valley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,715 people
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  • Tortolita [Pima County]
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    • Casas Adobes [Pima County]
    • Catalina Foothills [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catalina Foothills
      • Catalina Foothills [Pima County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Oro Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catalina Foothills
    • Catalina [Pima County]
    • Cortaro [Pima County]
    • Flowing Wells [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowing Wells
      • Flowing Wells [Pima County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Oro Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowing Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowing Wells
    • Pascua Yaqui Indian Village [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pascua Yaqui Indian Village
      • Pascua Yaqui Indian Village [Pima County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Oro Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pascua Yaqui Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pascua Yaqui Indian Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oro Valley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oro Valley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oro Valley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oro Valley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oro Valley. See our Newspapers Page for Oro Valley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oro Valley ...

Looking for more information about Oro Valley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oro Valley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oro Valley.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oro Valley: www.ci.oro-valley.az.us/

The official website for Pima County: www.co.pima.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Pima, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oro Valley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oro Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oro Valley) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oro Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oro Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oro Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3927, Longitude: -110.9649    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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