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Welcome to South Tucson ...

The city of South Tucson is located in Pima County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for South Tucson: S. Tucson

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, South Tucson has a population of 5,715 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of South Tucson.

South Tucson is 2,430 feet [741 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of South Tucson is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

South Tucson is located in the (520) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, South Tucson had an population of 5,715 people. This is an increase of 1.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Tucson had a population of 5,652 people. This makes South Tucson the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of South Tucson represents 0.09% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,652 people, the population of South Tucson increased 2.95% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,490 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for South Tucson.

Communities near South Tucson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near South Tucson.

  • Oro Valley [Pima County]
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    • Oro Valley [Pima County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of South Tucson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,044 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oro Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oro Valley<5>
  • Sahuarita [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sahuarita
    • Sahuarita [Pima County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of South Tucson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 31,421 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sahuarita
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sahuarita<5>
  • Drexel-Alvernon [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drexel-Alvernon
    • Drexel-Alvernon [Pima County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of South Tucson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drexel-Alvernon
  • Drexel Heights [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drexel Heights
    • Drexel Heights [Pima County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of South Tucson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drexel Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drexel Heights
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Flowing Wells [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowing Wells
      • Flowing Wells [Pima County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of South Tucson
      • 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
    • Vandenberg Village [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandenberg Village
      • Vandenberg Village [Pima County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of South Tucson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandenberg Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandenberg Village
    • 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 northeast of South Tucson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catalina Foothills
    • Littletown [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littletown
      • Littletown [Pima County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of South Tucson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littletown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littletown
    • Tucson Estates [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucson Estates
      • Tucson Estates [Pima County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of South Tucson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucson Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucson Estates
    • Casas Adobes [Pima County]

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 South Tucson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Tucson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Tucson. 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 South Tucson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Tucson. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for South Tucson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Tucson ...

Looking for more information about South Tucson? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to South Tucson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for South Tucson.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Tucson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 South Tucson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Tucson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Tucson) 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 South Tucson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Tucson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Tucson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1996, Longitude: -110.9685    
<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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