Scottsdale, AZ

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Population

239,283

2.04% growth

Median Age

46.9


Median Household Income

$80,306

4.92% growth

Poverty Rate

8.91%


Number of Employees

122,694

2.89% growth

Median Property Value

$433,500

6.91% growth

About

In 2017, Scottsdale, AZ had a population of 239k people with a median age of 46.9 and a median household income of $80,306. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Scottsdale, AZ grew from 234,495 to 239,283, a 2.04% increase and its median household income grew from $76,543 to $80,306, a 4.92% increase.

The population of Scottsdale, AZ is 81% White Alone, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.16% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Scottsdale, AZ speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scottsdale, AZ are Arizona State University-Skysong (3,764 degrees awarded in 2016), Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale (484 degrees), and Sonoran Desert Institute (475 degrees).

The median property value in Scottsdale, AZ is $433,500, and the homeownership rate is 66%. Most people in Scottsdale, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Scottsdale, AZ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Scottsdale, AZ employs 123k people. The largest industries in Scottsdale, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,746 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (14,909 people), and Retail Trade (13,211 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($117,639), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($105,380), and Utilities ($100,599).

Median household income in Scottsdale, AZ is $80,306. Males in Scottsdale, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,169. The income inequality in Scottsdale, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$80,306

2017 value

± $1,496

4.92%

1 Year Growth

± 2.81%

Households in Scottsdale, AZ have a median annual income of $80,306, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $76,543 in 2016, which represents a 4.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,619

Average Male Salary

± $1,335

$46,169

Average Female Salary

± $1,026

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,397 ± $4,848

  2. White

    $48,861 ± $892

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,845 ± $31,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scottsdale, AZ is from Arizona.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2168.51

  2. Census Tract 2168.49

  3. Census Tract 2168.42

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scottsdale, AZ was Census Tract 2168.51 with a value of $179,911, followed by Census Tract 2168.49 and Census Tract 2168.42, with respective values of $149,671 and $145,750.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.91% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scottsdale, AZ (21.2k out of 238k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    16,459 ± 1,100

  2. Hispanic

    5,737 ± 690

  3. Other

    2,421 ± 378

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scottsdale, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

123k

2017 Value

± 2,669

2.89%

1 Year growth

± 2.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scottsdale, AZ grew at a rate of 2.89%, from 119k employees to 123k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scottsdale, AZ, are Management Occupations (20,662 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,064 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,224 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scottsdale, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Scottsdale, AZ, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (20,662 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,064 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,224 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Scottsdale, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.9 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.83 times), and Management Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Scottsdale, AZ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($106,845), Management Occupations ($89,135), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($86,238).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

123k

2017 Value

± 2,669

2.89%

1 Year growth

± 2.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scottsdale, AZ grew at a rate of 2.89%, from 119k employees to 123k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scottsdale, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,746 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (14,909 people), and Retail Trade (13,211 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Scottsdale, AZ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,746 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (14,909 people), and Retail Trade (13,211 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Scottsdale, AZ has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.58 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.98 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.74 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Scottsdale, AZ, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($117,639), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($105,380), and Utilities ($100,599).

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Domestic Trade

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. $23.6B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $16.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $23.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.7B) and Electronics ($16.4B).

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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$158B

2015 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

83.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arizona trade was $158B. This is expected to increase 83.3% to $290B by 2045.

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. $21.9B

  2. $8.27B

  3. $4.07B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.9B, followed by Texas with $8.27B and New Mexico and $4.07B.

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

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Health

93.9% of the population of Scottsdale, AZ has health coverage, with 50% on employee plans, 5.49% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 19% on non-group plans, and 0.989% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Scottsdale, AZ see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1516 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 820 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1,516 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arizona in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.11%

Uninsured

50%

Employer Coverage

5.49%

Medicaid

18.4%

Medicare

19%

Non-Group

0.989%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scottsdale, AZ declined by 11.8% from 6.93% to 6.11%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arizona by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Scottsdale, AZ is home to a population of 239k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Scottsdale, AZ residents were born outside of the country (27.3k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Scottsdale, AZ is composed of 194k White Alone residents (81%), 24.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.3%), 9.95k Asian Alone residents (4.16%), 4.56k Two or More Races residents (1.91%), 3.77k Black or African American Alone residents (1.57%), 1.83k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.766%), 410 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.171%), and 164 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0685%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Scottsdale, AZ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Scottsdale, AZ was 46.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Scottsdale, AZ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Scottsdale, AZ residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    27.3k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Scottsdale, AZ residents (27.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Scottsdale, AZ was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    511,535 ± 16,887 people

  2. Canada

    42,113 ± 5,023 people

  3. India

    35,674 ± 4,625 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,535 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 42,113 and India with 35,674.

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Citizenship

94.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.8% of Scottsdale, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Scottsdale, AZ was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    194k ± 1.75k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    24.7k ± 2.01k

  3. Asian Alone

    9.95k ± 987

In 2017, there were 7.85 times more White Alone residents (194k people) in Scottsdale, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.7k Hispanic or Latino and 9.95k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Scottsdale, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Scottsdale, AZ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Scottsdale, AZ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Scottsdale, AZ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,981 ± 538

  2. Korea

    2,155 ± 303

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,565 ± 335

Scottsdale, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Scottsdale, AZ awarded 4,905 degrees. The student population of Scottsdale, AZ is skewed towards women, with 12,231 male students and 16,214 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scottsdale, AZ are White (2,637 and 53.9%), followed by Unknown (870 and 17.8%), Hispanic or Latino (726 and 14.8%), and Black or African American (288 and 5.89%).

The largest universities in Scottsdale, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Arizona State University-Skysong (3,764 and 76.7%), Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale (484 and 9.87%), and Sonoran Desert Institute (475 and 9.68%).

The most popular majors in Scottsdale, AZ are Curriculum & Instruction (641 and 13.1%), Gunsmithing (475 and 9.68%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (369 and 7.52%).

The median tuition costs in Scottsdale, AZ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,885 and $14,946 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 191 degrees awarded

  2. 258 degrees awarded

  3. 214 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Scottsdale, AZ was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 191 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,764 degrees awarded

  2. 484 degrees awarded

  3. 475 degrees awarded

$7,885

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Scottsdale, AZ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arizona State University-Skysong with 3,764 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,925

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,980

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,925 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Scottsdale, AZ, which is 0.646 times less than the 2,980 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Scottsdale, AZ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,637 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    870 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    726 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Scottsdale, AZ were to White students. These 2,637 degrees mean that there were 3.03 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 870 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scottsdale, AZ was $433,500 in 2017, which is 1.99 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $405,500 to $433,500, a 6.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Scottsdale, AZ is 66%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Scottsdale, AZ have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scottsdale, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$80,306

Median Household Income

± $1,496

108k

Number of Households

± 2,205

In 2017, the median household income of the 108k households in Scottsdale, AZ grew to $80,306 from the previous year's value of $76,543.

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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Housing

Property Value

$433,500

2017 Median

± $6,386

$405,500

2016 Median

± $8,981

In 2017, the median property value in Scottsdale, AZ grew to to $433,500 from the previous year's value of $405,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Scottsdale, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Scottsdale, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Scottsdale, AZ 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.

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Rent vs Own

66%

2017 Homeownership

65.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66% of the housing units in Scottsdale, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Scottsdale, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scottsdale, AZ have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Scottsdale, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    11.4%

  3. Carpooled

    5.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Scottsdale, AZ was Drove Alone (77.7%), followed by those who Worked At Home (11.4%) and those who Carpooled (5.94%).

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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