Housing Characteristics

Housing Age in the City of Tucson and Pima County

The age of the City of Tucson and Pima County housing inventory varies widely. According to data from the 2018 5-year ACS, the largest proportion of homes were built between 1970 and 1979. However, the following decades had similar levels of housing development, with 74% of all homes in the Tucson area built between 1970 and 2009. Almost 19% were built in the decade before the Great Recession (2000-2009). Fewer than 4% of homes were built since the Great Recession (after 2009).

This animation shows the spread of new housing in the Tucson area, starting in the center of the city in the 1930s, then spreading beyond city limits over time. The deepest red color indicates the tracts with the largest number of new housing units built in the pictured timeframe.

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The static maps below show the number of housing units built in each Census tract since 2014. Choose another decade from the dropdown menu to see the history of home building in the City of Tucson and Pima County and in your own neighborhood!

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