Scottsdale, AZ

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2020 Population
254,995
1.75% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Democratic Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
47.7
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
6.75%
11.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$91,042
3.21% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$493,200
3.77% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
132,360
1.62% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Scottsdale, AZ had a population of 255k people with a median age of 47.7 and a median household income of $91,042. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Scottsdale, AZ grew from 250,602 to 254,995, a 1.75% increase and its median household income grew from $88,213 to $91,042, a 3.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scottsdale, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.4%), White (Hispanic) (7.11%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.19%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.05%).

None of the households in Scottsdale, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.8% of the residents in Scottsdale, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scottsdale, AZ are Arizona State University Digital Immersion (10,071 degrees awarded in 2020), Sonoran Desert Institute (488077) (655 degrees), and Arizona Culinary Institute (112 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Scottsdale, AZ was $493,200, and the homeownership rate was 66.5%.

Most people in Scottsdale, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Scottsdale, AZ was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Scottsdale, AZ is home to a population of 255k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 12.2% of Scottsdale, AZ residents were born outside of the country (29.9k people).

In 2020, there were 11.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (203k people) in Scottsdale, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.1k White (Hispanic) and 13.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2020 Citizenship
94.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.8% of Scottsdale, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Scottsdale, AZ was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scottsdale, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    203k ± 2.56k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    18.1k ± 1.51k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    13.1k ± 1.67k
10.2%
Hispanic Population
25.9k people

In 2020, there were 11.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (203k people) in Scottsdale, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.1k White (Hispanic) and 13.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.2% of the people in Scottsdale, AZ are hispanic (25.9k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    514,264 ± 16,964 people
  2. Canada
    43,680 ± 5,116 people
  3. India
    42,811 ± 5,065 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 514,264 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 43,680 and India with 42,811.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
29.9k people
11.4%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
27.3k people

As of 2018, 12.2% of Scottsdale, AZ residents (29.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Scottsdale, AZ was 11.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,666 ± 422
  2. Korea
    2,143 ± 305
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,698 ± 316

Scottsdale, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Scottsdale, AZ employs 132k people. The largest industries in Scottsdale, AZ are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (17,277 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (16,710 people), and Finance & Insurance (14,455 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($130,914), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($124,821), and Manufacturing ($95,786).

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,015. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

132k
2020 Value
± 3,381
1.62%
1 Year growth
± 3.33%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Scottsdale, AZ grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 130k employees to 132k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scottsdale, AZ, are Management Occupations (24,381 people), Sales & Related Occupations (19,454 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (14,068 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scottsdale, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

132k
2020 Value
± 3,381
1.62%
1 Year growth
± 3.33%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Scottsdale, AZ grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 130k employees to 132k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scottsdale, AZ, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (17,277 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (16,710 people), and Finance & Insurance (14,455 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scottsdale, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Scottsdale, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$71,921
Median earning men ± $2,684
$47,740
Median earning women ± $2,110

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($102,151), Wholesale Trade ($87,446), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($81,842).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($68,026), Information ($63,750), and Public Administration ($63,591).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $35.2B
  2. $22.1B
  3. $18.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Electronics with $35.2B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($22.1B) and Mixed freight ($18.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$230B
2020 Value in Arizona
$463B
Projected 2050 Value in Arizona
101% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arizona trade was $230B. This is expected to increase 101% to $463B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $32.1B
  2. $14.9B
  3. $5.53B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $32.1B, followed by Texas with $14.9B and Michigan and $5.53B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arizona over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Scottsdale, AZ awarded 10,883 degrees. The student population of Scottsdale, AZ in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 23,228 male students and 33,859 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scottsdale, AZ are White (6,960 and 64.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,951 and 18%), Black or African American (660 and 6.09%), and Two or More Races (447 and 4.12%).

The largest universities in Scottsdale, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Arizona State University Digital Immersion (10,071 and 92.5%), Sonoran Desert Institute (488077) (655 and 6.02%), and Arizona Culinary Institute (112 and 1.03%).

The most popular majors in Scottsdale, AZ are Curriculum & Instruction (849 and 7.8%), Gunsmithing (655 and 6.02%), and General Psychology (560 and 5.15%).

The median tuition cost in Scottsdale, AZ for a public four year colleges is $10,710 for in-state students and $10,820 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Scottsdale, AZ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 61.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 57,087 (40.7% men and 59.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 57,087 students enrolled in Scottsdale, AZ, 40.7% men and 59.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 32,899 records, of which 58% were women and 42% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 488 degree-majors awarded
  2. 407 degree-majors awarded
  3. 342 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Scottsdale, AZ was General Psychology with 488 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Scottsdale, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 10,071 degrees awarded
  2. 655 degrees awarded
  3. 112 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arizona State University Digital Immersion with 10,071 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,092 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Scottsdale, AZ, which is 0.603 times less than the 6,791 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,960 degrees mean that there were 3.57 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,951 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,710) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,190) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,171) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.954% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (1.47M), High School or Equivalent (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (966k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Scottsdale, AZ was $493,200 in 2020, which is 2.15 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $475,300 to $493,200, a 3.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Scottsdale, AZ is 66.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Scottsdale, AZ have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Scottsdale, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Scottsdale, AZ is $91,042. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Scottsdale, AZ was Census Tract 2168.49 with a value of $181,591, followed by Census Tract 2168.51 and Census Tract 2168.42, with respective values of $174,000 and $162,011.

Property

$493,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,687
$78,480
Median Property Taxes
±$2,287

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Scottsdale, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Scottsdale, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.5%
Homeownership
2020
70.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66.5% of the housing units in Scottsdale, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2168.49
  2. Census Tract 2168.51
  3. Census Tract 2168.42

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scottsdale, AZ was Census Tract 2168.49 with a value of $181,591, followed by Census Tract 2168.51 and Census Tract 2168.42, with respective values of $174,000 and $162,011.

The following map shows all of the places in Scottsdale, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$91,042
Median Household Income
± $2,601
118k
Number of Households
± 3,001

In 2020, the median household income of the 118k households in Scottsdale, AZ grew to $91,042 from the previous year's value of $88,213.

The following chart displays the households in Scottsdale, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scottsdale, AZ is from Arizona.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2020, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.736% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (72%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.5%)
  3. Carpooled (6.07%)

In 2020, 72% of workers in Scottsdale, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.5%) and those who carpooled to work (6.07%).

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scottsdale, AZ have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Scottsdale, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Scottsdale, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scottsdale, AZ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.75% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scottsdale, AZ (17.1k out of 254k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scottsdale, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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93.8% of the population of Scottsdale, AZ has health coverage, with 50.5% on employee plans, 5.46% on Medicaid, 18.6% on Medicare, 18.3% on non-group plans, and 0.977% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Arizona was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Maricopa County, AZ see 1448 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.9% increase from the previous year (1421 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1466 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 701 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arizona, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,448 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maricopa County, AZ

Primary care physicians in Maricopa County, AZ see an average of 1,448 patients per year. This represents a 1.9% increase from the previous year (1,421 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maricopa County, AZ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Arizona across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.19%
Uninsured
50.5%
Employer Coverage
5.46%
Medicaid
18.6%
Medicare
18.3%
Non-Group
0.977%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scottsdale, AZ grew by 1.31% from 6.11% to 6.19%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Scottsdale, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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