Oro Valley, Arizona


Oro Valley, Arizona
Pusch Ridge rises above Oro Valley in the Santa Catalina Mountains

Oro Valley is located just beyond the northern boundaries of Tucson, east of the I-10, in the western foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains at the foot of Pusch Ridge. With more than 10 high tech companies calling Oro Valley home, this area has been classed as "the Upscale Tech Mecca of southern Arizona" by the Arizona Daily Star. Oro Valley has garnered a number of accolades over the years as one of the best places to live, one of the top ten towns for families, one of the top 100 places to launch a business, one of the ten most playful towns in America, one of America's top-rated smaller cities, etc. One criteria included in getting all of these ratings is the high quality of Oro Valley's schools and medical facilities. Oro Valley also has a reputation for the number and quality of the golf courses in the area.

Between 2000 and 2015, the population of Oro Valley increased more than 40%.

Catalina State Park, Oro Valley, Arizona
Catalina State Park, on the east side of Oro Valley
Fast Facts about Oro Valley, Arizona
Oro Valley, Pima County, AZ
Zip Codes: 85704, 85737, 85742, 85755
Latitude: 32.4212°N
Longitude: 110.976°W
Founded: 1874; Incorporated: 1974
Elevation: 2,620'

Education:
High School or Higher: 95.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 43.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 17.0%
Cost of Living Index for Oro Valley: 91.8

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $68,100
Median Home Value: $268,400
Median Resident Age: 49.8 Years
Major Industries:
Health Care, Educational Services, Transportation Equipment, Professional Services, Lodging & Food Services, Government, Construction, Finance & Insurance Services, Real Estate Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 6.5%
 
2010 Population Demographics
Total Population
41,011
Males
19,504
Females
21,507
Population by Age
Under 18
7,888
18 & over
33,123
20-24
1,590
25-34
2,862
35-49
7,413
50-64
9,664
65 & over
10,699
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
4,731
Non Hispanic or Latino
36,280
Population by Race
White
36,825
African-American
617
Asian
1,284
Native American
179
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
54
Other
1,070
Two or more
982
 
Pima County Pages