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Vail, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Vail Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pima County at latitude 32.0217 and longitude -110.6937. Pima County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,235 feet.

The formal official name is the Vail Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Vail, Arizona.

The U5 Census Class Code for Vail indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Vail Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 11,149
Population in Households 11,147
Population in Familes 9,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 492
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 3,767
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 3,005
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,988 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,241 (81.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 526 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $191,326
Average Home Value $217,911


Median Household Income $78,314
Average Household Income $94,579
Per Capita Income $33,053
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.1% 1.39%
Households 2.16% 1.48%
Families 1.55% 1.36%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.


Vail, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vail 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 # 62 86th
Population Density1 # 124 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 168 63rd
Median Household Income # 15 97th
Per Capita Income # 29 94th

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