Tucson Accolades and Statistics
Tucson has been winning awards for quite some time ranking them above many other larger metropolitan cities.
- Tucson ranked #5 among US cities for the lowest levels of long-term particle pollution by the American Lung Association in 2006.
- Tucson was given a gold rating for bicycle-friendliness by the League of American Bicyclist in 2005.
- Tucson ranked one of the nation’s top 10 Fastest Cities by Fast Company Magazine – November 2005.
- Tucson ranked #2 in mid-sized US Hot Cities for rapid growth entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2005.
- Tucson ranked #14 by High Tech location quotient in The Milken Institute’s 2005 Best Performing Cities Index.
- Tucson ranked #22 in the nation of Best Places for Business and Careers by Forbes magazine in May 2005 and found Tucson has the eighth shortest commute in the country. Tucson ranked #5 of the Best Places in America to Live by MSN.com in 2003. These rankings took into account the cost of living, crime rate, education, home prices, and weather.
- Tucson ranked #3 for being the Best Places for Outdoor Activities, also by MSN.com.
- Time named Tucson an Intelligent City for its innovative water conservation techniques.
- Outside magazine called Tucson “The Hottest Playground” when it named the city one of the Best Towns Ever.
- The Brookings Institute even ranked Tucson as the #4 city for combined access to transit and jobs.
- Tucson Elevation is 2,389 feet.
- Metropolitan Tucson’s population was 1.2 million in October 2015.
- Tucson’s Geographical Size: Metropolitan area covers more than 600 square miles.
- Tucson ranked the third fastest growing city in U.S., according to a University of Arizona Eller College of Business and Public Administration study.
- Tucson offer averages high temperatures of 81.7° and an average low of 54.2°.