Sun City West, Arizona
|Sun City West, Arizona|
Sun City West entrance sign
Location of Sun City West in Maricopa County, Arizona.
|• Total||10.87 sq mi (28.15 km2)|
|• Land||10.87 sq mi (28.15 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||1,234 ft (376 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||N/A|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||no DST (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||0025111|
Sun City West is located at (33.661829, −112.358740).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.1 square miles (28.7 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 24,535 people, 14,873 households, and 8,550 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,245.2 people per square mile (866.9/km²). There were 18,218 housing units at an average density of 1,666.8 per square mile (643.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.8% White, 0.8% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. 1.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 14,873 households out of which 14 had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 2.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 35.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.64 and the average family size was 2.05.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 0.1% under the age of 14, 0.1% from 15 to 19, 0.1% from 15 to 24, 0.2% from 25 to 29, 0.2% from 30 to 34, 0.2% 35 to 39, 0.4% 45 to 49, 1.5% from 50 to 54, 3.6% 55 to 59, 9.2% from 60 to 64, 13.8% from 65 to 69, 17.2% from 70 to 74, 19.5% from 75 to 79, 18.3% from 80 to 84, and 14.8% who were 85 years of age or older. The median age was 75.6 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $44,614, and the median income for a family was $58,345. Males had a median income of $48,333 versus $33,125 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $35,502. About 2.5% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
Before the community was constructed, most of the area was of farmland mainly growing cotton. Sun City West was constructed by Del Webb starting in the late-1970s as Sun City, Arizona had outgrown its boundaries. Sun City West was completely built out in 1998 and a sister city, Sun City Grand, to the west of Grand Avenue was started.
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Municipal services are provided by a variety of public and private organizations. Police and street maintenance services are paid for by the taxpayers of the entire county. Fire service is provided by a local assessment district, Sun City West Fire District. Parks and recreation services are controlled by private organizations that sell their services by subscription.
Electric service is provided by Arizona Public Service. Natural gas is provided by Southwest Gas. Water and sewer utilities are provided by a private utility, Epcor Water. Sanitation service is by a private hauler.
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
- "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790–2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2010.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 31, 2017.