Sun City, AZ
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Sun City is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 39,349 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Sun City is the 25th largest community in Arizona.

Sun City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sun City is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sun City who work in office and administrative support (19.49%), sales jobs (17.04%), and management occupations (8.61%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.36% 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.

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!) Sun City 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. Sun City has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sun City than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sun City may be for you.

The population of Sun City overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Sun City, 21.78% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sun City in 2010 was $27,220, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,880 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Sun City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.