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Sun City West, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Sun City West Census Designated Place had a population of 25,209 as of July 1, 2016. Sun City West ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Sun City West is located at latitude 33.6714 and longitude -112.3572 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the Sun City West Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,234 feet.

The Sun City West Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410024) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Sun City West Census Designated Place is located within Wickenburg Division of Maricopa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sun City West 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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Sun City West, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,209
Population in Households 25,004
Population in Familes 17,798
Population in Group Qrtrs 205
Population Density1 2,319
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 15,250
Average Household Size 1.64
Family Households 8,633
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 18,561 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,417 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,834 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,311 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $202,067
Average Home Value $231,904


Median Household Income $45,366
Average Household Income $58,521
Per Capita Income $35,604
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.68%
Households 0.4% 0.68%
Families 0.15% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Sun City West, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sun City West 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 # 38 92nd
Population Density1 # 25 95th
Diversity Index2 # 414 8th
Median Household Income # 121 73rd
Per Capita Income # 36 92nd

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