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Sun Valley, Arizona - Basic Facts

Sun Valley is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Sun Valley Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Navajo County at latitude 34.9806 and longitude -110.0582. Navajo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,282 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Sun Valley Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 31.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 297
Population in Households 250
Population in Familes 202
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 9
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 56
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (36.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (44.7%)
Median Home Value $64,130
Average Home Value $66,509


Median Household Income $35,447
Average Household Income $42,665
Per Capita Income $14,240
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.45% -0.75%
Households -1.37% -0.73%
Families 0.0% -0.72%
Median Household Income   3.45%
Per Capita Income   2.85%
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 Valley, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sun Valley 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 # 321 29th
Population Density1 # 435 4th
Diversity Index2 # 20 96th
Median Household Income # 251 45th
Per Capita Income # 297 34th

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