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Fountain Hills, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Fountain Hills had a population of 24,717 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (GNIS ID: 2412647) 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, 2018)


Total Population 24,717
Population in Households 24,497
Population in Familes 20,057
Population in Group Qrtrs 220
Population Density2 1,216
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $82,666
Average Household Income $114,335
Per Capita Income $52,812


Total Housing Units 13,719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,841 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,508 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,370 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $401,062
Average Home Value $505,664


Total Households 11,349
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 7,723
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.15% 1.56%
Households 1.14% 1.6%
Families 0.99% 1.48%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Fountain Hills, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain Hills to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 51 89th
Diversity Index # 324 28th
Median Household Income # 16 97th
Per Capita Income # 11 98th

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