Carefree, AZ

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Carefree Profile


Overview

Carefree is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 3,690 people and just one neighborhood, Carefree is the 94th largest community in Arizona.

Carefree home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Carefree real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Carefree isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Carefree are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carefree is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carefree who work in management occupations (24.69%), teaching (14.09%), and business and financial occupations (9.60%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 22.88% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Carefree is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Carefree’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Carefree has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Carefree has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Carefree than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Carefree may be for you.

As is often the case in a small town, Carefree doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Carefree Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Carefree. 59.74% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Carefree in 2018 was $80,996, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $323,984 for a family of four.

The people who call Carefree home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carefree residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Carefree include German, English, Irish, European, and Lithuanian.

The most common language spoken in Carefree is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and German/Yiddish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Carefree, AZ HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Carefree VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AZ* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Black Mountain Elementary School
33606 N 60 Th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
KG-06
Cactus Shadows High School
5802 E. Dove Valley Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
08-12
Sonoran Trails Middle School
5555 East Pinnacle Vista Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85085
06-08
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

CAVE CREEK UNIFIED DISTRICT (4244)


Students Enrolled in This District


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Arizona

(10 is best)

Better than of AZ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED UNREPORTED 47.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 40.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED 6.8%

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