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Oro Valley, incorporated in 1974, is a suburban town located 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Tucson, Arizona, United States in Pima County. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town is 41,011, an increase from 29,700 in 2000 census. Dubbed the "Upscale Tech Mecca" of Southern Arizona by the Arizona Daily Star newspaper, Oro Valley is home to over 10 high tech firms and has a median household income nearly 50% higher than the U.S. median. The town is located approximately 110 miles (180 km) southeast of the state capital of Phoenix. Oro Valley is situated in the western foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains at the base of Pusch Ridge. The Tortolita Mountains are located north of the town, and vistas of the Tucson valley are to the south. The town occupies the middle Cañada del Oro Valley. Oro Valley hosts a large number of residents from around the US who maintain second or winter homes in the town. In March 2008, Fortune Small Business magazine named Oro Valley #44 on its list of "100 Best Places to Live and Launch" a business. The August 2008 issue of Family Circle magazine featured Oro Valley as one of the top ten best towns for families in America. Money magazine reported Oro Valley was one of the best places to live in 2007 and 2008. Nick Jr. Family Magazine rated Oro Valley as one of the "Ten Most Playful Towns in America" in 2004. The magazine used criteria such as schools performing in the top third of their states, favorable student-teacher ratios, general safety, library programs, and access to arts and recreation activities. In 2005, Oro Valley was named one of "America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities" in the publication by Grey House Publishing. The publication specifically noted the excellence of Oro Valley's schools, medical facilities, and golf courses. According to FBI statistics, in 2006 Oro Valley ranked #1 in the State of Arizona for the lowest levels of both violent crime and property crime, among cities with populations of 5,000+. It was also ranked #1 every year from 2001 through 2006 in either category or both. In 2014, real estate website Movoto ranked Oro Valley the #2 safest city in the State of Arizona, among cities with populations of 10,000+. The town hosted the 2006 Pac-10 Women's Golf Championships at the Oro Valley Country Club. Oro Valley Country Club was also the site for the 2006 Girl's Junior America's Cup, a major amateur golf tournament for the Western United States Annual events in Oro Valley include the Oro Valley Festival of the Arts, El Tour de Tucson bicycle race, the Tucson Marathon, the Cactus Speed Classic for inline skaters, and the Arizona Distance Classic.

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Facts and Stats for Oro Valley*

  • Pollution Statistics in Oro Valley

    Know the pollution level of Oro Valley before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 36.54 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 32.69 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.85 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25.96 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 24.04 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 14.66 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 31.73 (Low)
  • Oro Valley: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Oro Valley for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Oro Valley.

    • Burglary and Theft 54.65 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.88 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.49 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 54.07 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 46.51 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55.95 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.37 (Low)
    • Drug offense 66.86 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.02 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.37 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.07 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.23 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.24 (High)
  • Living in Oro Valley - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Oro Valley is 177.63 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 48.47 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 72.66 (High)
    • Pollution Index 26.28 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.61 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 59.26 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.68 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 121.94 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Oro Valley

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Oro Valley

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.98 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.44 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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