Sun City West, AZ

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Population

25,085

0.747% growth

Median Age

75.2


Median Household Income

$46,067

3.73% growth

Poverty Rate

6.78%


Number of Employees

2,773

0.538% decline

Median Property Value

$188,400

7.17% growth

About

In 2017, Sun City West, AZ had a population of 25.1k people with a median age of 75.2 and a median household income of $46,067. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sun City West, AZ grew from 24,899 to 25,085, a 0.747% increase and its median household income grew from $44,409 to $46,067, a 3.73% increase.

The population of Sun City West, AZ is 97.1% White Alone, 0.817% Asian Alone, and 0.666% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Sun City West, AZ speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sun City West, AZ is $188,400, and the homeownership rate is 88%. Most people in Sun City West, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Sun City West, AZ is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Sun City West, AZ employs 2.77k people. The largest industries in Sun City West, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (353 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (326 people), and Retail Trade (295 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($94,271), Manufacturing ($90,746), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,690).

Median household income in Sun City West, AZ is $46,067. Males in Sun City West, 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 Sun City West, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,067

2017 value

± $2,427

3.73%

1 Year Growth

± 7.42%

Households in Sun City West, AZ have a median annual income of $46,067, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,409 in 2016, which represents a 3.73% 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 Sun City West, 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 405.23

  2. Census Tract 405.13

  3. Census Tract 405.14

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sun City West, AZ was Census Tract 405.23 with a value of $68,800, followed by Census Tract 405.13 and Census Tract 405.14, with respective values of $54,132 and $47,424.

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

6.78% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sun City West, AZ (1.69k out of 24.9k 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 75+, followed by Males 75+ and then Females 65 - 74.

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

    1,680 ± 284

  2. Asian

    7 ± 115

  3. Black

    0 ± 117

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

2.77k

2017 Value

± 351

-0.538%

1 Year decline

± 18.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sun City West, AZ declined at a rate of -0.538%, from 2.79k employees to 2.77k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sun City West, AZ, are Sales & Related Occupations (519 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (513 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (217 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 Sales & Related Occupations (519 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (513 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (217 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 (1.9 times higher than expected), Sales & Related Occupations (1.77 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.74 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 ($150,677), Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($150,260), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($91,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.77k

2017 Value

± 351

-0.538%

1 Year decline

± 18.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sun City West, AZ declined at a rate of -0.538%, from 2.79k employees to 2.77k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sun City West, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (353 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (326 people), and Retail Trade (295 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 Health Care & Social Assistance (353 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (326 people), and Retail Trade (295 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sun City West, AZ has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (5.34 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (4.49 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sun City West, AZ, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($94,271), Manufacturing ($90,746), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,690).

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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

97.8% of the population of Sun City West, AZ has health coverage, with 8.21% on employee plans, 3.36% on Medicaid, 63.2% on Medicare, 20.6% on non-group plans, and 2.42% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sun City West, 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).

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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%).

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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

2.19%

Uninsured

8.21%

Employer Coverage

3.36%

Medicaid

63.2%

Medicare

20.6%

Non-Group

2.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sun City West, AZ declined by 22.4% from 2.82% to 2.19%.

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. 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

Sun City West, AZ is home to a population of 25.1k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Sun City West, AZ residents were born outside of the country (1.57k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sun City West, AZ is composed of 24.4k White Alone residents (97.1%), 205 Asian Alone residents (0.817%), 167 Black or African American Alone residents (0.666%), 146 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.582%), 133 Two or More Races residents (0.53%), 45 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.179%), 33 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.132%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sun City West, AZ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

75

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

74

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sun City West, AZ was 75.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 75, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 74. But people in Sun City West, AZ are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Sun City West, AZ residents was 75.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.57k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Sun City West, AZ residents (1.57k 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 Sun City West, 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

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Sun City West, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sun City West, AZ was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.4k ± 818

  2. Asian Alone

    205 ± 96

  3. Black or African American Alone

    167 ± 111

In 2017, there were 119 times more White Alone residents (24.4k people) in Sun City West, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 205 Asian Alone and 167 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Sun City West, 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 Sun City West, 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 Sun City West, AZ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sun City West, 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

    1,903 ± 226

  2. Korea

    1,649 ± 237

  3. World War II

    760 ± 126

Sun City West, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sun City West, AZ was $188,400 in 2017, which is 0.866 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $175,800 to $188,400, a 7.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Sun City West, AZ is 88%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sun City West, AZ have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sun City West, AZ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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

$46,067

Median Household Income

± $2,427

15.1k

Number of Households

± 767

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.1k households in Sun City West, AZ grew to $46,067 from the previous year's value of $44,409.

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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$188,400

2017 Median

± $5,537

$175,800

2016 Median

± $4,502

In 2017, the median property value in Sun City West, AZ grew to to $188,400 from the previous year's value of $175,800.

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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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

88%

2017 Homeownership

86.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 88% of the housing units in Sun City West, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 86.8%.

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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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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Commute Time

20.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sun City West, AZ have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Sun City West, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.1%

  2. Worked At Home

    13.5%

  3. Carpooled

    4.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sun City West, AZ was Drove Alone (76.1%), followed by those who Worked At Home (13.5%) and those who Carpooled (4.53%).

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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