Vail, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vail, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Vail Census Designated Place had a population of 12,413 as of July 1, 2017. Vail 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 Vail is located at latitude 32.0217 and longitude -110.6937 in Pima County. The formal boundaries for the Vail Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pima County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,235 feet.

The Vail Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409387) 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 Vail Census Designated Place is located within Tucson Division of Pima County.

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


Total Population 12,413
Daytime Population: Workers 905
Daytime Population: Residents 6,782
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,687
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 12,412
Population in Familes 10,966
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 548
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $81,025
Average Household Income $98,171
Per Capita Income $33,814


Total Housing Units 4,449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,502 (78.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 603 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 344 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $289,094
Average Home Value $343,577


Total Households 4,105
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 3,272
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 2.54% 1.74%
Households 2.28% 1.64%
Families 1.9% 1.54%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Vail, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vail 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 # 57 88th
Population Density # 109 76th
Diversity Index # 168 63rd
Median Household Income # 15 97th
Per Capita Income # 47 90th

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