Tucson is Arizona’s second largest city, behind Phoenix, having a metropolitan population of 1,052,030 people. The current median household income for Tucson is $60,667. Tucson sits atop an alluvial plain in the Sonoran Desert, making it a hot, desert climate. The city, home to the University of Arizona – Tuscon’s largest employer, is encircled by five minor mountain ranges. Tucson is known for its breathtaking sunsets, the 50 year old, world famous Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, the Tucson Rodeo, and multiple community festivals and fairs. The Tucson metro area hosts some major employers, including Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Texas Instruments, IBM, Intuit Inc., Universal Avionics, Honeywell Aerospace, Sunquest Information Systems, Sanofi-Aventis, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., Bombardier Aerospace and many others!