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Carefree, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Carefree had a population of 3,640 as of July 1, 2017. Carefree ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carefree is located at latitude 33.8232 and longitude -111.9134 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Carefree (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,382 feet.

The Town of Carefree (GNIS ID: 2413168) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Carefree is located within Deer Valley Division of Maricopa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carefree population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Carefree, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,640
Daytime Population: Workers 2,394
Daytime Population: Residents 2,132
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,526
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 3,586
Population in Familes 2,881
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 413
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $93,531
Average Household Income $136,505
Per Capita Income $66,511


Total Housing Units 2,361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,498 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 287 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 576 (24.4%)
Median Home Value $876,202
Average Home Value $867,812


Total Households 1,785
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 1,190
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.1% 1.64%
Households 1.06% 1.61%
Families 0.99% 1.53%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

Carefree, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carefree to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 114 75th
Population Density # 139 69th
Diversity Index # 355 22nd
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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