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The Town of Fountain Hills had a population of 24,013 as of July 1, 2022. Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills is located at latitude 33.6117 and longitude -111.7174 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fountain Hills encompass a land area of 20.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,604 feet.

The Town of Fountain Hills 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.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Fountain Hills is located within Phoenix Division of Maricopa County.

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Fountain Hills, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 24,013 (100%)
Population in Households 23,703 (98.7%)
Population in Families 19,064 (79.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 310 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 1,184
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $95,891
Average Household Income $140,652
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $68,034
Wealth Index5 199


Total HU (Housing Units) 13,906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,477 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,118 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,311 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $479,243
Average Home Value $564,414
Housing Affordability Index3 97


Total Households 11,595
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 7,671
Average Family Size 2.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.36% 0.63%
Households 0.44% 0.65%
Families   0.67%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   3.44%
Owner Occupied HU   0.76%

Fountain Hills, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain Hills to the other 467 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 39 92nd
Population Density # 55 88th
Median Household Income # 27 94th
Housing Affordability Index # 188 40th
Per Capita Income # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 336 28th

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