Census Results

The Town of Oro Valley is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census to help make sure our community is accurately represented in the upcoming decennial count. Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone who lives in the country, regardless of age, nationality or ability. This webpage provides current information that may be of great interest to Oro Valley residents. Complete details and additional data can be found  at www.2020census.gov.

Data from the 2020 Census will continue to be released throughout 2022. The  2020 data released to date is provided below along with the most recent 5-year estimates (2015-2019).  



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Key point: Oro Valley is growing. The Town’s population increased by 14.77% between 2010 and 2020.  

Race and Ethnicity

  • Population of one race – 42,008 
    • White – 37, 448
    • Black or African American -776
    • American Indian or Alaskan Native - 228
    • Asian – 2,043
    • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander – 57
    • Some other race – 1, 456
    • Population of two or more races – 5,062
    • Hispanic or Latino – 6,444

The following data is from the American Community Survey (ACS), 2015-2019 5-year estimates

Age distribution

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Median Age: 54

Key point: The median age in Oro Valley is 54, compared to 38 in Pima County. However, 42% of OV residents are between the ages of 25-64.


  • Median Income: 83,341
  • Poverty Rate: 6.1%

Key Point: In comparison to the region, Oro Valley has one of the highest median household incomes. Families in Oro Valley have a median income of $96,476, whereas non-family households have a median income of $47,451. However, 2,695 people, or 6.1% are below the poverty status. Most of which are children under 18 years old. This is much lower than the region, as Pima County’s poverty rate is 16.8%. More information about how the Census measures poverty can be found here: https://www.census.gov/topics/income-poverty/poverty/guidance/poverty-measures.html

Educational Attainment

  • High school degree or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 52.4%

Key Point: Most of Oro Valley residents 25 and over have a high school degree, with over half (52%) having a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educational attainment is a key factor employers use to understand a place’s workforce.


  • 2019 Civilian employed population 16 and over: 17,245
  • 2019 commute time: 27.9 minutes
  • 2019 Class of Worker:

  • 2019 Occupations:

Key Point: Most of Oro Valley residents are employed by private companies with an average commute time of 27.9 minutes. The majority, 8,775, of Oro Valley residents work in management, business science and art occupations. In comparison, the Town’s major industries include: Health services and social assistance (14.9%); Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services (12.0%); Manufacturing (11.9%); Retail Trade (11.9%); Educational services (10.8 %); and Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation (8.8%).


  • Total Housing Units – 22,346
  • Occupied units: 19,522
  • Owner occupied: 14,717 people
  • Average household size: 2.3
  • Renter occupied: 4,805
  • Average household size: 2.1
  • Vacant units: 2,824
  • Housing Types
    • 1-unit detached: 16,432
    • 1-unit attached: 1,554
    • 2 -19 units: 2,571
    • 20 or more units: 1,490
    • Mobile homes, Boats, RV, etc.: 299
  • Median Home Value: $311,800
  • Median Mortgage Value: 1,825
  • Median Rent: $1,237

Most of the housing in Oro Valley is single-family detached homes (16,432) and owner-occupied. The median home value of owner-occupied homes is $311,800, which is $127,700 more than Pima County ($184,100). The median mortgage for owner-occupied homes is only $588.00 higher than the median rent.Owner-occupied household sizes tend to be slightly larger than renter-occupied homes. The average family size in Oro Valley is 2.74 (includes both owners and renters). Most Oro Valley households are married-couple families (60.1%).This data and more can be found at www.data.census.gov.