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Scottsdale, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Scottsdale is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Maricopa County at latitude 33.6843 and longitude -111.8611. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,257 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Scottsdale, but most people and references simply refer to it as Scottsdale, Arizona.

The P1 Census Class Code for Scottsdale indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Scottsdale, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 224,075
Population in Households 222,902
Population in Familes 162,184
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,173
Population Density1 1,218
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 104,687
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 58,619
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 126,660 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68,245 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,442 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,973 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $387,655
Average Home Value $485,214


Median Household Income $64,032
Average Household Income $100,095
Per Capita Income $46,804
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.72% 1.08%
Households 0.78% 1.15%
Families 0.57% 0.99%
Median Household Income   4.98%
Per Capita Income   4.01%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 245 46th
Median Household Income # 26 94th
Per Capita Income # 6 99th

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