Paradise Valley, AZ

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2021 Population
12,666
12.7% 1-year decline
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
54.4
0.911% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
4.09%
0.86% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$203,659
4.28% 1-year decline
2021 Median Property Value
$1.78M
6.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Paradise Valley, AZ had a population of 12.7k people with a median age of 54.4 and a median household income of $203,659. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Paradise Valley, AZ declined from 14,502 to 12,666, a −12.7% decrease and its median household income declined from $212,773 to $203,659, a −4.28% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Paradise Valley, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.93%), White (Hispanic) (4.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.01%), and Other (Hispanic) (2%).

None of the households in Paradise Valley, 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.

97.4% of the residents in Paradise Valley, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Paradise Valley, AZ are The School of Architecture (7 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Paradise Valley, AZ was $1.78M, and the homeownership rate was 93.9%.

Most people in Paradise Valley, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Paradise Valley, AZ was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Paradise Valley, AZ is home to a population of 12.7k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2021, 11% of Paradise Valley, AZ residents were born outside of the country (1.39k people).

In 2021, there were 15.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.94k people) in Paradise Valley, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 625 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 556 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2021 Citizenship
97.5%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 97.4% of Paradise Valley, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Paradise Valley, AZ was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Paradise Valley, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.94k ± 741
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    625 ± 237
  3. White (Hispanic)
    556 ± 300
9.87%
Hispanic Population
1.25k people

In 2021, there were 15.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.94k people) in Paradise Valley, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 625 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 556 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.87% of the people in Paradise Valley, AZ are hispanic (1.25k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Paradise Valley, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.39k people
10.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.58k people

As of 2021, 11% of Paradise Valley, AZ residents (1.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Paradise Valley, AZ was 10.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    232 ± 75
  2. World War II
    105 ± 112
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    59 ± 34

Paradise Valley, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Paradise Valley, AZ employs 5.34k people. The largest industries in Paradise Valley, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (977 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (932 people), and Finance & Insurance (465 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($225,404), Wholesale Trade ($218,594), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($179,464).

Occupations

5.34k
2021 Value
± 509
−13.6%
1 Year decline
± 15.7%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Paradise Valley, AZ declined at a rate of −13.6%, from 6.18k employees to 5.34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Paradise Valley, AZ, are Management Occupations (1,229 people), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (753 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (643 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Paradise Valley, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.34k
2021 Value
± 509
−13.6%
1 Year decline
± 15.7%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Paradise Valley, AZ declined at a rate of −13.6%, from 6.18k employees to 5.34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Paradise Valley, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (977 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (932 people), and Finance & Insurance (465 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Paradise Valley, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Paradise Valley, 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

$156,500
Median earning men ± $36,520
$62,845
Median earning women ± $20,780

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($225,110), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($222,609), and Wholesale Trade ($222,143).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Wholesale Trade ($122,448), Public Administration ($94,259), and Manufacturing ($82,813).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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. $32B
  2. $21.3B
  3. $18.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Electronics with $32B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($21.3B) and Mixed freight ($18.1B).

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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$217B
2020 Value in Arizona
$464B
Projected 2050 Value in Arizona
114% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arizona trade was $217B. This is expected to increase 114% to $464B 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. $30.8B
  2. $14B
  3. $5.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $30.8B, followed by Texas with $14B and New Mexico and $5.1B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arizona went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.52%).

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
Until 2022; Kyrsten Sinema won election to the Senate as a member of the Democratic Party.
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 2021, universities in Paradise Valley, AZ awarded 7 degrees. The student population of Paradise Valley, AZ in 2021 is skewed towards men, with 10 male students and 2 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Paradise Valley, AZ are White (4 and 57.1%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 14.3%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 14.3%), and Unknown (1 and 14.3%).

The largest universities in Paradise Valley, AZ by number of degrees awarded are The School of Architecture (7 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Paradise Valley, AZ are Architecture (7 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.969% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% 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 2021 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.37M), and Bachelors Degree (979k).

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 Paradise Valley, AZ was $1.78M in 2021, which is 7.26 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $1.66M to $1.78M, a 6.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Paradise Valley, AZ is 93.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Paradise Valley, AZ have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Paradise Valley, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Paradise Valley, AZ is $203,659. In 2021, the place with the highest median household income in Paradise Valley, AZ was Census Tract 1050.03 with a value of $243,542, followed by Census Tract 1050.02 and Census Tract 1050.04, with respective values of $188,925 and $187,841.

Property

$1.78M
Median Property Value 2021
±$121,428
$4,755
Median Property Taxes
±$429

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 Paradise Valley, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

93.9%
Homeownership
2021
71.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 93.9% of the housing units in Paradise Valley, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 94.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1050.03
  2. Census Tract 1050.02
  3. Census Tract 1050.04

In 2021, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Paradise Valley, AZ was Census Tract 1050.03 with a value of $243,542, followed by Census Tract 1050.02 and Census Tract 1050.04, with respective values of $188,925 and $187,841.

The following map shows all of the places in Paradise Valley, 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.
$203,659
Median Household Income
± $20,257
5.06k
Number of Households
± 506

In 2021, the median household income of the 5.06k households in Paradise Valley, AZ declined from $203,659 from the previous year's value of $212,773.

The following chart displays the households in Paradise Valley, 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 Paradise Valley, AZ is from Arizona.
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2021, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.353% decline from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (69.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (21.2%)
  3. Carpooled (5.74%)

In 2021, 69.1% of workers in Paradise Valley, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (21.2%) and those who carpooled to work (5.74%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Paradise Valley, AZ have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.86% of the workforce in Paradise Valley, 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 Paradise Valley, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Paradise Valley, AZ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.09% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Paradise Valley, AZ (515 out of 12.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 5.

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

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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95% of the population of Paradise Valley, AZ has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 6.15% on Medicaid, 24.5% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 0.6% 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 1419 patients per year on average, which represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (1448 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1464 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,419 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maricopa County, AZ

Primary care physicians in Maricopa County, AZ see an average of 1,419 patients per year. This represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (1,448 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19% under 18 years, 10.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 30% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5%
Uninsured
48.4%
Employer Coverage
6.15%
Medicaid
24.5%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
0.6%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Paradise Valley, AZ grew by 41% from 3.55% to 5%.

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

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