Tortolita, Arizona

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Population in July 2007: 4,392.
Males: 2,192  (49.9%)
Females: 2,200  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Arizona median age:  34.2 years

Zip codes: 85742.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $73,926 (it was $57,136 in 2000)
Tortolita:

$73,926
AZ:

$53,558

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $34,480 (it was $25,550 in 2000)

Tortolita CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $272,878 (it was $164,400 in 2000)
Tortolita:

$272,878
AZ:

$205,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $216,995; Detached houses: $252,974; Townhouses or other attached units: $164,681; In 2-unit structures: $125,170; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $83,555; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $101,779; Mobile homes: $65,292; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $20,078
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  • Races in Tortolita, AZ (2000)

    Tortolita races chart
    • 3,13683.9%White alone
    • 46012.3%Hispanic
    • 651.7%Two or more races
    • 250.7%Black alone
    • 260.7%American Indian alone
    • 280.7%Asian alone

Races in Tortolita detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tortolita: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.5%), Irish (16.0%), English (12.8%), Italian (6.7%), United States (4.6%), Swedish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 2690 feet

Land area: 11.9 square miles.

Population density: 370 people per square mile   (very low).

Tortolita,AZ real estate house value index trend

Tortolita, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Tortolita:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tortolita CDP:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

179 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 1.4% Asia, 1.2% Europe, 0.6% North America).

This place:

4.8%
Arizona:

12.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Tortolita CDP:  1.0% ($1,572)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Tortolita satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Casas Adobes, AZ (4.6 miles , pop. 54,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tucson, AZ (15.2 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (98.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Oro Valley, AZ (2.1 miles ), Casas Adobes, AZ (2.1 miles ), Marana, AZ (2.2 miles ), Rillito, AZ (2.5 miles) , Flowing Wells, AZ (2.9 miles ), Catalina, AZ (3.2 miles ), Picture Rocks, AZ (3.4 miles ), Catalina Foothills, AZ (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 32.40 N, Longitude: 111.05 W

Property values in Tortolita, AZ

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Tortolita: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Tortolita, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Tortolita-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 333% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 340.0 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 276.0 miles away from Tortolita center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 275.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 343.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 268.9 miles away from Tortolita center
On 11/24/1987 at 13:15:56, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 ML, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 289.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pima County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tortolita topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tortolita:

  • NORTHWEST TUCSON DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; TUCSON, AZ)
  • LA CANADA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; TUCSON, AZ)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; TUCSON, AZ)
  • ORO VALLEY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; ORO VALLEY, AZ)
  • CASA DE LA LUZ HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; TUCSON, AZ)
  • COLUMBIA HOMECARE NORTHWEST (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; TUCSON, AZ)
  • DESERT LIFE DAY SURGERY (Hospital, about 7 miles away; TUCSON, AZ)

Amtrak station near Tortolita:

  • 14 miles: TUCSON (400 E. TOOLE ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tortolita:

  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 13 miles; Tucson, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,357)
  • University of Arizona (about 14 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 36,324)
  • Pima Community College (about 16 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 18,794)
  • Central Arizona College (about 52 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Arizona State University-Polytechnic (about 73 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,311)
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (about 76 miles; Chandler, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,047)
  • Eastern Arizona College (about 81 miles; Thatcher, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,810)

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Notable locations in Tortolita: Palo Ferro Ranch (A), Bonnie Brae Ranch (B), Jurko Ranch (C), Oasis Ranch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tortolita include: Grace Community Covenant Church (A), Desert Foothills Baptist Church (B), Canyon Del Oro Assembly of God (C), Alive Church (D), Messiah Lutheran Church (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (F), Tortolita Presbyterian Church (G), Thornydale Family Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pima County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 133. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

133
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.166. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.166
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 10.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.236. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 30.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.77. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.77
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.4%
Whole state:  68.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.2%
Whole state:

13.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.2%
Whole state:

6.2%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Arizona average:

13.1

Tortolita travel time to work - commute Tortolita mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tortolita CDP (based on Pima County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic203,77050
Evangelical Protestant98,278362
Other45,011128
Mainline Protestant37,03777
Black Protestant4,19014
Orthodox2,2605
None589,717-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 122
Pima County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 52
Pima County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 226
Pima County:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 615
Here:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Pima County:

21.2%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.5%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Tortolita:

47.5%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Tortolita:

29.2
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.1%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Tortolita:

9.4%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.9%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Tortolita:

56.6%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Tortolita:

78.9%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tortolita, AZ Residents

4.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,289 average AGI)
Pima County:

0.13%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.54% ($34,939 average AGI)
from Cochise County, AZ  0.22% ($34,200)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.17% ($37,347)


4.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,122 average AGI)
Pima County:

0.14%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.71% ($38,204 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.17% ($42,220)
to Cochise County, AZ  0.16% ($30,798)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tortolita:

  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KEVT (1030 AM; 10 kW; CORTARO, AZ; Owner: ONE MART CORP.)
  • KTKT (990 AM; 10 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORP.)
  • KNST (790 AM; 5 kW; TUCSON, AZ)
  • KSAZ (580 AM; 5 kW; MARANA, AZ; Owner: OWL BROADCASTING & DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • KJLL (1330 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH TUCSON, AZ; Owner: HUDSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KQTL (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAHUARITA, AZ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF TUCSON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCUB (1290 AM; 1 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTUC (1400 AM; 1 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGMS (940 AM; 1 kW; TUCSON, AZ)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KFFN (1490 AM; 1 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tortolita:

  • KLPX (96.1 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • KUAZ-FM (89.1 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KZLZ-FM2 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K263AA (100.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KIIM-FM (99.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOYT (92.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHYT (107.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRQQ (93.7 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K255AC (98.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUN. COLLEGE DIST)
  • KMXZ-FM (94.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXCI (91.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUAT-FM (90.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K292CM (106.3 FM; SUMMERHAVEN, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • KZLZ-FM1 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCDX (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, AZ; Owner: DESERT WEST AIR RANCHERS CORPORATION)
  • KOHT (98.3 FM; MARANA, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSZR (97.5 FM; ORO VALLEY, AZ; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGMG (106.3 FM; ORACLE, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWFM-FM (97.1 FM; GREEN VALLEY, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZPT (104.1 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Tortolita:

  • KHRR (Channel 40; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: NBC TELEMUNDO PHOENIX, INC.)
  • K54FW (Channel 54; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF ARIZONA, INC)
  • KTTU-TV (Channel 18; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: KTTU-TV, INC.)
  • KTLL-LP (Channel 65; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: LA LUZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUAT-TV (Channel 6; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS/UNIV OF AZ.)
  • K48GX (Channel 48; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: KTVW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KUVE-CA (Channel 38; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: KTVW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED45$182,32357$241,275302$218,2804$211,73027$223,0301$92,930
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$176,5083$200,08723$223,7792$86,5252$176,3600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$192,76811$356,52882$255,0993$74,8309$206,3371$100,230
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$187,1988$280,58449$209,4244$157,5803$240,6870$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$108,3602$516,53014$287,9941$120,7501$228,7000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0046.30 , 0046.31, 0046.32, 0046.33, 0046.34, 0046.37, 0046.39

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$297,4842$225,7850$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$319,6352$249,9101$242,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$217,8501$405,6800$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$105,2001$251,9300$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0046.30 , 0046.31, 0046.32, 0046.33, 0046.34, 0046.37, 0046.39

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Tortolita compared to Arizona state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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