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Oro Valley is a town in Pima County, in the Tucson metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "gold"
The latitude of Oro Valley is 32.390N. The longitude is -110.965W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,543 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,355.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oro Valley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pima County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Tucson area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85742 ZIP code.
20% of Oro Valley residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oro Valley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oro Valley was $31,134, compared with $21,587 nationally.
44% of Oro Valley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Oro Valley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $679. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,286.
Newspapers in Oro Valley include Explorer News
Pima County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oro Valley political report.
The average commute time for Oro Valley workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Oro Valley include Rancho Vistoso.
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