Oro Valley, AZ

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Population

42,889

1.2% growth

Median Age

52.6


Median Household Income

$79,458

4.6% growth

Poverty Rate

5.75%


Number of Employees

17,463

2.15% growth

Median Property Value

$288,400

2.38% growth

About

In 2017, Oro Valley, AZ had a population of 42.9k people with a median age of 52.6 and a median household income of $79,458. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Oro Valley, AZ grew from 42,379 to 42,889, a 1.2% increase and its median household income grew from $75,966 to $79,458, a 4.6% increase.

The population of Oro Valley, AZ is 78.2% White Alone, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 3% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Oro Valley, AZ speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Oro Valley, AZ is $288,400, and the homeownership rate is 75.4%. Most people in Oro Valley, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Oro Valley, AZ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Oro Valley, AZ employs 17.5k people. The largest industries in Oro Valley, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,544 people), Educational Services (2,284 people), and Manufacturing (1,837 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($104,336), Utilities ($101,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,139).

Median household income in Oro Valley, AZ is $79,458. Males in Oro Valley, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,169. The income inequality in Oro Valley, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$79,458

2017 value

± $6,161

4.6%

1 Year Growth

± 9.33%

Households in Oro Valley, AZ have a median annual income of $79,458, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $75,966 in 2016, which represents a 4.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,619

Average Male Salary

± $1,335

$46,169

Average Female Salary

± $1,026

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,397 ± $4,848

  2. White

    $48,861 ± $892

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,845 ± $31,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oro Valley, AZ is from Arizona.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 46.40

  2. Census Tract 46.36

  3. Census Tract 46.41

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oro Valley, AZ was Census Tract 46.40 with a value of $111,186, followed by Census Tract 46.36 and Census Tract 46.41, with respective values of $91,127 and $90,889.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.75% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oro Valley, AZ (2.46k out of 42.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,148 ± 324

  2. Hispanic

    278 ± 141

  3. Black

    186 ± 138

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oro Valley, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

17.5k

2017 Value

± 880

2.15%

1 Year growth

± 6.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oro Valley, AZ grew at a rate of 2.15%, from 17.1k employees to 17.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oro Valley, AZ, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,263 people), Management Occupations (2,241 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,767 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oro Valley, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oro Valley, AZ, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,263 people), Management Occupations (2,241 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,767 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Oro Valley, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.67 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.32 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oro Valley, AZ, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($103,125), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($99,875), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($95,938).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.5k

2017 Value

± 880

2.15%

1 Year growth

± 6.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oro Valley, AZ grew at a rate of 2.15%, from 17.1k employees to 17.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oro Valley, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,544 people), Educational Services (2,284 people), and Manufacturing (1,837 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oro Valley, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Oro Valley, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Oro Valley, AZ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,544 people), Educational Services (2,284 people), and Manufacturing (1,837 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Oro Valley, AZ has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.06 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.41 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oro Valley, AZ, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($104,336), Utilities ($101,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,139).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.6B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $16.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $23.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.7B) and Electronics ($16.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$158B

2015 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

83.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arizona trade was $158B. This is expected to increase 83.3% to $290B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $21.9B

  2. $8.27B

  3. $4.07B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.9B, followed by Texas with $8.27B and New Mexico and $4.07B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.5% of the population of Oro Valley, AZ has health coverage, with 52.1% on employee plans, 4.23% on Medicaid, 22.7% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 2.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Oro Valley, AZ was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Oro Valley, AZ see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1516 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 820 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1,516 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.53%

Uninsured

52.1%

Employer Coverage

4.23%

Medicaid

22.7%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

2.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oro Valley, AZ declined by 26.9% from 4.83% to 3.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oro Valley, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arizona by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Oro Valley, AZ is home to a population of 42.9k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.27% of Oro Valley, AZ residents were born outside of the country (3.12k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Oro Valley, AZ is composed of 33.6k White Alone residents (78.2%), 6.38k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.9%), 1.29k Asian Alone residents (3%), 763 Black or African American Alone residents (1.78%), 717 Two or More Races residents (1.67%), 112 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.261%), 49 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.114%), and 26 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0606%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Oro Valley, AZ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

53

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Oro Valley, AZ was 52.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Oro Valley, AZ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Oro Valley, AZ residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.12k people

6.89%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.92k people

As of 2017, 7.27% of Oro Valley, AZ residents (3.12k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oro Valley, AZ was 6.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    511,535 ± 16,887 people

  2. Canada

    42,113 ± 5,023 people

  3. India

    35,674 ± 4,625 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,535 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 42,113 and India with 35,674.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Oro Valley, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Oro Valley, AZ was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    33.6k ± 912

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.38k ± 805

  3. Asian Alone

    1.29k ± 324

In 2017, there were 5.26 times more White Alone residents (33.6k people) in Oro Valley, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.38k Hispanic or Latino and 1.29k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Oro Valley, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Oro Valley, AZ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Oro Valley, AZ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Oro Valley, AZ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,589 ± 240

  2. Korea

    607 ± 126

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    577 ± 155

Oro Valley, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oro Valley, AZ was $288,400 in 2017, which is 1.33 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $281,700 to $288,400, a 2.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Oro Valley, AZ is 75.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oro Valley, AZ have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oro Valley, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$79,458

Median Household Income

± $6,161

18.7k

Number of Households

± 862

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.7k households in Oro Valley, AZ grew to $79,458 from the previous year's value of $75,966.

The following chart displays the households in Oro Valley, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$288,400

2017 Median

± $7,425

$281,700

2016 Median

± $5,981

In 2017, the median property value in Oro Valley, AZ grew to to $288,400 from the previous year's value of $281,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Oro Valley, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oro Valley, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Oro Valley, AZ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oro Valley, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

75.4%

2017 Homeownership

74.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.4% of the housing units in Oro Valley, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Oro Valley, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oro Valley, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oro Valley, AZ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oro Valley, AZ have a longer commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.6% of the workforce in Oro Valley, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.65%

  3. Carpooled

    5.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Oro Valley, AZ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Carpooled.

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