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Sun City, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Sun City Census Designated Place had a population of 40,089 as of July 1, 2017. Sun City 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 is located at latitude 33.6155 and longitude -112.2831 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the Sun City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,142 feet.

The Sun City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410022) 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 Census Designated Place is located within Phoenix Division of Maricopa County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sun City: Marinette.

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


Total Population 40,089
Daytime Population: Workers 12,998
Daytime Population: Residents 33,690
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 46,688
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 39,345
Population in Familes 25,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 744
Population Density2 2,780
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $36,796
Average Household Income $48,028
Per Capita Income $29,964


Total Housing Units 28,856 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,735 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,863 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,258 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $145,559
Average Home Value $161,912


Total Households 24,598
Average Household Size 1.6
Family Households 11,802
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 0.93% 1.19%
Households 0.83% 1.14%
Families 0.5% 0.96%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Sun City, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sun City 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 # 28 94th
Population Density # 19 96th
Diversity Index # 363 20th
Median Household Income # 249 45th
Per Capita Income # 63 86th

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