Pima County

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Pima County, Arizona

130 W Congress St 10th Fl
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 740-8661
Fax: (520) 740-8171

On south-central border of AZ; original county; organized Dec 15, 1864 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Pima Indian tribe, who inhabited the Gila and Salt River valleys of AZ Pima was the name given the tribe by the Spanish; it means 'no' or 'I don't know,' the response the Spanish received to their questions and mistook for the tribe's name.

Area (sq mi):: 9188.83 (land 9186.27; water 2.57) Population per square mile: 100.70
Population 2005: 924,786 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 9.60%; 1990-2000 26.50% Population 2000: 843,746 (White 61.50%; Black or African American 3.00%; Hispanic or Latino 29.30%; Asian 2.00%; Other 19.80%). Foreign born: 11.90%. Median age: 35.70
Income 2000: per capita $19,785; median household $36,758; Population below poverty level: 14.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,175-$25,906
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 23.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 2.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Tucson County seat (512,023)
  • Oro Valley (37,653)
  • Marana (23,099)

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    Austin: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County, AZ 's (RTA) $229.5 million outstanding transportation excise tax bonds, series 2011 and 2014, at 'AA'.
    Price Gregory International has been awarded a contract by Sierrita Gas Pipeline for the installation of approximately 60.8 miles of 36-inch pipeline in Pima County, AZ. Headquarters is Tucson, AZ.
    Sierrita Gas Pipeline LLC has filed an application requesting a Presidential Permit and authorization to construct border crossing pipeline facilities and export of natural gas at the International Boundary between the United States and Mexico in Pima County, AZ. The facilities would have a maximum daily export capacity of 200,846 Dth/d, and would connect with the Sasabe-Guaymas Pipeline in Mexico.
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