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Sun Lakes, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Sun Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 14,943 as of July 1, 2018. Sun Lakes 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 Lakes is located at latitude 33.215 and longitude -111.87 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the Sun Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The Sun Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410025) 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 Lakes Census Designated Place is located within Chandler Division of Maricopa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sun Lakes population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Sun Lakes, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,943
Population in Households 14,943
Population in Familes 11,293
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,796
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $56,446
Average Household Income $75,021
Per Capita Income $43,622


Total Housing Units 10,243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,909 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 870 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,464 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $266,403
Average Home Value $287,315


Total Households 8,779
Average Household Size 1.7
Family Households 5,386
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 0.73% 0.89%
Households 0.71% 0.85%
Families 0.59% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

Sun Lakes, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sun Lakes 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 # 53 88th
Population Density # 18 96th
Diversity Index # 373 18th
Median Household Income # 62 86th
Per Capita Income # 25 95th

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