The U.S. Census Bureau publishes population estimates of Pima City, Arizona, which are rebased and more reliable than previous estimates. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Pima City is estimated at 68,466. That number includes the town's incorporated and unincorporated neighborhoods. The population is divided into five wards, each with its own zoning.
The City of Pima has a large number of renter-occupied housing units, which are helpful in gauging housing affordability. The median rent in Pima is 32.9% higher than the state's median (33.3%). In contrast, neighboring cities, such as Star Valley and Picacho, have higher rent burdens at 42.5% and 38.7%, respectively. Despite the high average income and rent burdens, a substantial portion of Pima's housing units are occupied by renters.
Another important factor for the health of a community is the availability of a variety of means of transportation. In Pima, the top three means of transportation are a car, walking, and bus. More than 380,000 people use cars to commute to work, while nine thousand and fifty-eight residents rely on buses and walk. And about one in every four residents rides a bike to get to work.
The 2010 census was inaccurate. The town had 2,400 residents, but a new census may show more than four thousand people. Pima is proactive with the census and believes that an accurate census will benefit it when applying for funds. If the new census shows a lower number than the previous one, the town will be more likely to receive the funds it needs for infrastructure improvements. The Town Manager of Pima, Sean Lewis, said a census will benefit the community in many ways.