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Scottsdale, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Scottsdale is the 7th largest city in Arizona with a population of 226,562 as of July 1, 2015. Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale is located at latitude 33.6843 and longitude -111.8611 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scottsdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 183.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,257 feet.

The City of Scottsdale 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scottsdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Scottsdale, AZ Boundary Map

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Scottsdale, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 226,562
Population in Households 225,361
Population in Familes 164,112
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,201
Population Density1 1,232
Diversity Index2 36
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 106,134
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 59,399
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 128,519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68,453 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 37,681 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22,385 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $435,857
Average Home Value $530,518
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $66,399
Average Household Income $102,591
Per Capita Income $48,091
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 1.07%
Households 0.9% 1.15%
Families 0.71% 1.0%
Median Household Income   3.83%
Per Capita Income   2.86%
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.

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Scottsdale, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scottsdale to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 7 99th
Population Density1 # 45 90th
Diversity Index2 # 247 45th
Median Household Income # 31 93rd
Per Capita Income # 10 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.