Fountain Hills is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 24,482 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fountain Hills is the 35th largest community in Arizona.
Fountain Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Fountain Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Fountain Hills is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fountain Hills is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fountain Hills who work in office and administrative support (17.89%), management occupations (15.73%), and sales jobs (14.26%).
Also of interest is that Fountain Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.69% 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Fountain Hills is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Fountain Hills area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Fountain Hills are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.54% of adults in Fountain Hills have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fountain Hills in 2010 was $52,088, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,352 for a family of four. However, Fountain Hills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Fountain Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fountain Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fountain Hills include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Fountain Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.