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.

One thing noticeable about Scottsdale, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Scottsdale is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Scottsdale a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Scottsdale is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Scottsdale. 56.16% 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 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.