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Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
246,026
Scottsdale Population7
$
67,954
Median Income6
3.8
%
Unemployment Rate16
 

City Score

 

Population

Scottsdale's 25 to 34 year old population grew by 33% since 2010, making it one of the fastest growing cities for that segment in the United States where the average growth rate is 11%

Age

47.0
Median Age7
12.5
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Scottsdale residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 0.9% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 34.1%

Race

55.1
%
Arizona Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Scottsdale is hot, but rarely wet or humid. The temperature reaches 90°F or above 169 days per year, but drops to 32°F or below 8 days per year, and there is some rain 35 days per year

Weather

10
%
Chance of Rain11
85
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature37

 

Housing

The average home value in Scottsdale increased by 56% since 2010 which is 14% higher than the national average and 15% lower than the state average

Rent

$
2,500
Monthly Average12
34
%
Renters38

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Scottsdale is a low tax location with income tax 48% lower than the national average and property tax 38% lower than the national average, but sales tax 17% higher than the national average.

Other

0.69
%
Property Tax20
8.05
%
Sales Tax18
1.68
%
Vehicle Tax20

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)39

 

Employment

Scottsdale has a very high employment rate of 96% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employers are HonorHealth and Massage Envy

Income

9.0
%
<$25,0006
31.0
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry16

 

Politics

Scottsdale is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results40

Representatives

Mayor27 Jim Lane
Republican
House of Representative27 David Schweikert
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Mayo Clinic Hospital, is 9.3 miles from the center of Scottsdale, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Phoenix VA Health Care System - Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, is 29.2 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Mayo Clinic-Phoenix, is 9.7 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes, but limited civil discriminations protection
Decriminalized28 No
 

Safety

In Arizona, 36.0% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 42.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#24 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche30
#1 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche31
#36 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche32
#3 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub33
 

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