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Pima County District 5
Office of Supervisor Adelita S. Grijalva

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District Five is the most urban of the five Pima County Supervisor districts as most of the district’s residents are within the City of Tucson. It encompasses 111.3 square miles, covering the west side south of Ironwood Hills/Grant Road, including Tucson Mountain Park, and extending south to Hermans Road to include the Pascua Yaqui Reservation. It includes midtown between Grant Road and Broadway to Wilmot Road. The eastern boundary south of Broadway is South 12th Avenue past Ajo Way to jog over to South Park Avenue and Nogales Highway.


District Five includes four college campuses – the University of Arizona and Pima Community College’s West, Desert Vista, and Downtown campuses.

District Five also includes schools from two different school districts – Sunnyside Unified School District and Tucson Unified School District.


The Sunnyside Unified schools in District 5 – Star Academic High School, Apollo Middle School, Challenger Middle School, Elvira Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School, Mission Manor Elementary School, and Santa Clara Elementary School.


The Tucson Unified Schools in District 5 – Catalina High School, Catalina Online Learning Experience, Cholla High School, Mary Meredith K-12, Pueblo High School, Rincon High School, Tucson High Magnet School, University High School, C.E. Rose K-8 School, Lawrence 3-8 School, Mansfeld Middle Magnet School, Mary Belle McCorkle Academy of Excellence K-8, Morgan Maxwell K-8 School, Pistor Middle School, Roskruge Bilingual K-8 Magnet, Valencia Middle School, Blenman Elementary School, Davis Bilingual Elementary Magnet School, Grijalva Elementary School, Howell Elementary School, Lynn/Urquides Elementary School, Maldonado Elementary School, Manzo Elementary School, Miller Elementary School, Oyama Elementary School, Sam Hughes Elementary School, Sewell Elementary School, Tolson Elementary School, Tully Elementary School, Warren Elementary School, White Elementary School, and Wright Elementary School. 


Within District Five are two hospitals – St. Mary’s Hospital and Banner University Medical Center North. Abutting the district are Tucson Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital.


District Five is home to eight of the Pima County System’s 27 libraries – Joel D. Valdez Main, Richard Elías Mission, Frank de la Cruz El Pueblo, Valencia, El Rio, Himmel Park, Martha Cooper, and Southwest.


District Five Demographics:


  • 2020 estimated population – 204,808

  • 2020 population aged 18+ -- 161,360 (78.8%)

  • Indigenous/Native American – 5.6%

  • Black/African American – 3.8%

  • Asian American – 2.1%

  • Pacific Islander – 0.2%

  • Hispanic/Latino – 57%

  • Non-Hispanic White – 31.2%

  • Total Minority – 68.8%

  • 2020 Median Household Income -- $41,612

  • 2020 Average (Mean) Household Income – $58,556

  • 2020 Per Capita Income -- $21,968

Contact us!

district5@pima.gov | (520) 724-8126

33 N. Stone Avenue 11th Floor

Tucson, Arizona 85701

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Meet Supervisor Adelita S. Grijalva

As a native Tucsonan, educated through TUSD schools and the University of Arizona, Adelita is committed to improving the quality of life in Pima County.  Adelita has worked with youth and their families for the last twenty-seven years and has the experience and dedication to fight for the right for each child to achieve academic excellence and the opportunity to succeed.  Adelita was the Director of Pima County Teen Court, a Juvenile Court diversion program, a program she had worked with for nearly 25 years. Adelita is currently a member of the TUSD School Board and was recently elected to her 5th term. 


Supervisor Grijalva has also had a role nationally with the democratic party as a Member of the 2008 Democratic Convention Credential Committee, Member of the 2009 Democratic Change Commission and 2010 and 2012 At-Large Member of the Democratic National Committee.  Amongst some of the honors awarded to Ms. Grijalva are the “40 under 40” for Tucson Business Edge Magazine in 2005, Arizona School Counselor Advocate of the Year in 2008, the Valle Del Sol Profile in Success Awardee in 2010, 2015 UFW Friend of Labor and Tucson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Deltas of Southern Arizona 2016 Women in Spirit Awardee and was recently inducted into her alma mater, Pueblo High School’s Hall of Fame.  Adelita lives in Tucson with her husband Sol and their three children, Adelina, Raúl and Joaquín.