The Sun City West Census Designated Place had a population of 25,582 as of July 1, 2020. 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 33.662 and longitude -112.3413 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the Sun City West Census Designated Place 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.
|Total Population||25,582 (100%)|
|Population in Households||25,354 (99.1%)|
|Population in Families||17,994 (70.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||228 ( 0.9%)|
|Median Household Income||$52,242|
|Average Household Income||$68,461|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||20%|
|Per Capita Income||$41,471|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||18,702 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||13,901 (74.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,621 ( 8.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,180 (17.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$248,421|
|Average Home Value||$280,129|
|Housing Affordability Index3||123|
|Average Household Size||1.63|
|Average Family Size||2|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.66%|
|Per Capita Income||1.91%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.63%|
The table below compares Sun City West to the other 450 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 38||92nd|
|Population Density||# 23||95th|
|Median Household Income||# 129||72nd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 140||31st|
|Per Capita Income||# 29||94th|
|Diversity Index||# 414||8th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.