Tucson

Tucson

Tucson (/ˈtuːsɒn/ TOO-son; O'odham: Cuk Ṣon)[1] is a city in and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States,[7] and is home to the University of Arizona. It is the second-largest city in Arizona behind Phoenix, with a population of 542,629 in the 2020 United States census,[8] while the population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is 1,043,433.[9] The Tucson MSA forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area. Both Tucson and Phoenix anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is 108 miles (174 km) southeast of Phoenix and 60 mi (100 km) north of the United States–Mexico border.[7] Major incorporated suburbs of Tucson include Oro Valley and Marana northwest of the city, Sahuarita[10] south of the city, and South Tucson in an enclave south of downtown. Communities in the vicinity of Tucson (some within or overlapping the city limits) include Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, Flowing Wells, Midvale Park, Tanque Verde, Tortolita, and Vail. Towns outside the Tucson metropolitan area include Three Points, Benson to the southeast, Catalina and Oracle to the north, and Green Valley to the south.