Tucson, Arizona, is located in the Sonoran Desert and boasts an average of 284 sunny days a year. It offers a small city experience nestled between four mountain ranges. Tucson is 60 miles north of the international border with Mexico. The shared border and history has created a rich bicultural and bilingual community.  

Highlights of living in Tucson:

  • Scenic & sunny
  • Small city with tons of local restaurants and shops
  • Home to University of Arizona
  • Lots of hiking opportunities (Mt Lemmon, Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon)
  • AmeriCorps Team:
    • Number of members: 92
    • Number of partner service sites: 32


More information on life in Tucson:



Population of Tucson Metro Area: 980,263

Individual Poverty Rate: 25.3

Child Poverty Rate: 34.9

Tucson Partner Organizations