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Fountain Hills, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Fountain Hills had a population of 24,144 as of July 1, 2016. Fountain Hills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fountain Hills is located at latitude 33.6067 and longitude -111.737 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fountain Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,604 feet.

The Town of Fountain Hills (GNIS ID: 2412647) 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 Fountain Hills is located within Phoenix Division of Maricopa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fountain Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fountain Hills, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,144
Population in Households 23,943
Population in Familes 19,427
Population in Group Qrtrs 201
Population Density1 1,188
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 11,084
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 7,533
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,583 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,502 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,902 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $409,843
Average Home Value $482,479


Median Household Income $74,735
Average Household Income $103,869
Per Capita Income $47,982
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 1.33%
Households 1.12% 1.32%
Families 0.9% 1.17%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fountain Hills, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain Hills to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 39 92nd
Population Density1 # 54 88th
Diversity Index2 # 333 27th
Median Household Income # 25 95th
Per Capita Income # 11 98th

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