Scottsdale, AZ
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Living in Scottsdale


Scottsdale is a relatively large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 255,310 people and 60 constituent neighborhoods, Scottsdale is the sixth largest community in Arizona.

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

Scottsdale is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Scottsdale is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scottsdale who work in management occupations (16.84%), sales jobs (16.35%), and office and administrative support (10.78%).

Also of interest is that Scottsdale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Scottsdale telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.37% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Scottsdale is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Scottsdale. This makes Scottsdale a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Scottsdale presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

If knowledge is power, Scottsdale is a pretty powerful place. 56.16% of the adults in Scottsdale have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Scottsdale in 2010 was $56,794, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $227,176 for a family of four. However, Scottsdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Scottsdale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Scottsdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scottsdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Scottsdale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Scottsdale include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Scottsdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.