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Scottsdale, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Scottsdale is the 7th largest city in Arizona with a population of 239,959 as of July 1, 2017. Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale is located at latitude 33.6843 and longitude -111.8611 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scottsdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 183.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,257 feet.

The City of Scottsdale (GNIS ID: 2411845) 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 City of Scottsdale is located within Phoenix Division of Maricopa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scottsdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Scottsdale, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 239,959
Daytime Population: Workers 221,595
Daytime Population: Residents 117,028
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 338,623
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 238,616
Population in Familes 172,890
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,343
Population Density2 1,305
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $74,961
Average Household Income $117,778
Per Capita Income $54,793


Total Housing Units 132,945 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71,799 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,584 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,563 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $455,007
Average Home Value $553,523


Total Households 111,382
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 62,050
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.37% 1.55%
Households 1.32% 1.5%
Families 1.12% 1.37%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Scottsdale, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scottsdale to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 7 99th
Population Density # 44 90th
Diversity Index # 241 47th
Median Household Income # 25 95th
Per Capita Income # 6 99th

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