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Sun City West, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Sun City West Census Designated Place had a population of 25,949 as of July 1, 2017. Sun City West ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sun City West is located at latitude 33.6714 and longitude -112.3572 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the Sun City West Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,234 feet.

The Sun City West Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410024) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Sun City West Census Designated Place is located within Wickenburg Division of Maricopa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sun City West 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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Sun City West, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,949
Daytime Population: Workers 7,039
Daytime Population: Residents 23,221
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,260
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 25,733
Population in Familes 18,293
Population in Group Qrtrs 216
Population Density2 2,387
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $47,439
Average Household Income $61,098
Per Capita Income $37,127


Total Housing Units 18,645 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,801 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,878 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,966 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $208,711
Average Home Value $235,034


Total Households 15,679
Average Household Size 1.64
Family Households 8,886
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.78% 1.1%
Households 0.73% 1.04%
Families 0.53% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Sun City West, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sun City West 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 # 38 92nd
Population Density # 24 95th
Diversity Index # 411 9th
Median Household Income # 112 75th
Per Capita Income # 34 93rd

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