Sun City West, AZ

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Population
25,444
1.43% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Democratic Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
Median Age
75.5

Poverty Rate
7.44%

Median Household Income
$47,739
3.63% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$201,900
7.17% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
2,861
3.17% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Sun City West, AZ had a population of 25.4k people with a median age of 75.5 and a median household income of $47,739. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Sun City West, AZ grew from 25,085 to 25,444, a 1.43% increase and its median household income grew from $46,067 to $47,739, a 3.63% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sun City West, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (97%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.747%), White (Hispanic) (0.735%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.7%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.33%). 0% of the households in Sun City West, AZ speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.2% of the residents in Sun City West, AZ are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Sun City West, AZ was $201,900, and the homeownership rate was 87.8%. Most people in Sun City West, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Sun City West, AZ was 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Arizona (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Arizona. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Maricopa County, AZ went to Donald J. Trump with 47.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (44.8%), followed by Other (7.5%). The most partisan county was Mohave County, AZ with 72.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Maricopa County, AZ
47.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Arizona
  1. 72.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 71.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 67.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Arizona was Mohave County, AZ with 72.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Arizona colored by their party leaning.

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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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Diversity

Sun City West, AZ is home to a population of 25.4k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.46% of Sun City West, AZ residents were born outside of the country (1.39k people).

In 2018, there were 130 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.7k people) in Sun City West, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 190 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 187 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sun City West, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.7k ± 755
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    190 ± 89
  3. White (Hispanic)
    187 ± 88
0.892%
Hispanic Population
227 people

In 2018, there were 130 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.7k people) in Sun City West, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 190 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 187 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.892% of the people in Sun City West, AZ are hispanic (227 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sun City West, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.46%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.39k people
6.24%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.57k people

As of 2018, 5.46% of Sun City West, AZ residents (1.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sun City West, AZ was 6.24%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

76
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
76
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Sun City West, AZ was 75.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 76, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 76. But people in Sun City West, AZ are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Sun City West, AZ residents was 75.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    511,312 ± 16,907 people
  2. India
    42,364 ± 5,038 people
  3. Canada
    40,823 ± 4,946 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,312 Arizona residents, followed by India with 42,364 and Canada with 40,823.

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Citizenship

98.2%
2018 Citizenship
97.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.2% of Sun City West, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Sun City West, AZ was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,139 ± 260
  2. Korea
    1,503 ± 246
  3. World War II
    649 ± 122

Sun City West, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Sun City West, AZ is $47,739. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Sun City West, AZ was Census Tract 405.23 with a value of $63,107, followed by Census Tract 405.13 and Census Tract 405.14, with respective values of $55,768 and $52,076.

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,297. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Sun City West, AZ employs 2.86k people. The largest industries in Sun City West, AZ are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (385 people), Retail Trade (372 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (355 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($96,739), Manufacturing ($93,062), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,979).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,739
2018 value
± $2,284
3.63%
1 Year Growth
± 6.87%

Households in Sun City West, AZ have a median annual income of $47,739, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,067 in 2017, which represents a 3.63% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,958
Average Male Salary in Arizona
± $1,363
$49,297
Average Female Salary in Arizona
± $1,078

In 2019, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Arizona by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Arizona
  1. Asian
    $63,858 ± $4,906
  2. White
    $51,931 ± $926
  3. Alaska Native
    $50,273 ± $36,628

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.23 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arizona.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Arizona by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sun City West, AZ is from Arizona.
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.467
2018 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2019, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.338% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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 405.23
  2. Census Tract 405.13
  3. Census Tract 405.14

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sun City West, AZ was Census Tract 405.23 with a value of $63,107, followed by Census Tract 405.13 and Census Tract 405.14, with respective values of $55,768 and $52,076.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sun City West, AZ (1.88k out of 25.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 75+ and then Females 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
    1,829 ± 293
  2. Asian
    32 ± 120
  3. Black
    16 ± 118

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sun City West, AZ is White, followed by Asian 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.86k
2018 Value
± 339
3.17%
1 Year growth
± 16.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Sun City West, AZ grew at a rate of 3.17%, from 2.77k employees to 2.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sun City West, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (576 people), Sales & Related Occupations (541 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (236 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sun City West, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sun City West, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (576 people), Sales & Related Occupations (541 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (236 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sun City West, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.12 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.94 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sun City West, AZ, by median earnings, are Construction & Extraction Occupations ($153,177), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($93,882), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($93,007).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.86k
2018 Value
± 339
3.17%
1 Year growth
± 16.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Sun City West, AZ grew at a rate of 3.17%, from 2.77k employees to 2.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sun City West, AZ, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (385 people), Retail Trade (372 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (355 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sun City West, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Sun City West, 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 Sun City West, AZ, by number of employees, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (385 people), Retail Trade (372 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (355 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sun City West, AZ has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (6.1 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (3.91 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.79 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sun City West, AZ, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($96,739), Manufacturing ($93,062), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,979).

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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. $27.5B
  2. $22.4B
  3. $22.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Electronics with $27.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($22.2B).

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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$196B
2018 Value in Arizona
$475B
Projected 2045 Value in Arizona
143% growth

In 2018, total outbound Arizona trade was $196B. This is expected to increase 143% to $475B 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. $28.7B
  2. $11.5B
  3. $4.41B

In 2018, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $28.7B, followed by Texas with $11.5B and Michigan and $4.41B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sun City West, AZ was $201,900 in 2018, which is 0.879 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $188,400 to $201,900, a 7.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Sun City West, AZ is 87.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sun City West, AZ have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sun City West, AZ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$201,900
2018 Median
± $5,980
$188,400
2017 Median
± $5,537

In 2018, the median property value in Sun City West, AZ grew to to $201,900 from the previous year's value of $188,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sun City West, 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 Sun City West, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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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.
$47,739
Median Household Income
± $2,284
15.2k
Number of Households
± 760

In 2018, the median household income of the 15.2k households in Sun City West, AZ grew to $47,739 from the previous year's value of $46,067.

The following chart displays the households in Sun City West, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sun City West, AZ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sun City West, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

87.8%
2018 Homeownership
88%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 87.8% of the housing units in Sun City West, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 88%.

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

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sun City West, AZ have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% of the workforce in Sun City West, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (75.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (15%)
  3. Other (4.79%)

In 2018, 75.2% of workers in Sun City West, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (4.79%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sun City West, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sun City West, AZ have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Health

98.8% of the population of Sun City West, AZ has health coverage, with 8.37% on employee plans, 3.61% on Medicaid, 62.8% on Medicare, 21.2% on non-group plans, and 2.82% 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.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.8%). Additionally, Yuma County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.9%)

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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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,452
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Arizona
$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

1.21%
Uninsured
8.37%
Employer Coverage
3.61%
Medicaid
62.8%
Medicare
21.2%
Non-Group
2.82%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sun City West, AZ declined by 45% from 2.19% to 1.21%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sun City West, 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. 17.8% prevalence
  2. 16.3% prevalence
  3. 15.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 17.8%.

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

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