Oro Valley, incorporated in 1974, is 36 square miles of lovely high desert located below the Tortolita and Santa Catalina Mountains some 6 miles north of Tucson. Its 2010 population of 41,011 is one of the fastest-growing in Arizona. Oro Valley has received many accolades as a great place to live, to launch a business, and to raise a family. It is a complete community – well-built, well-maintained, clean and safe, with a growing base of good jobs and all the services and amenities anyone needs.
The town has a balanced population according to age, with an average of 49.8 years. There are just under 18,000 households, with an average household income of $71,628, one of the highest in Arizona. More than half of all OV residents have a college degree.