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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sun City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sun City is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sun City who work in office and administrative support (21.14%), sales jobs (16.72%), and management occupations (7.21%).

A relatively large number of people in Sun City telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.44% 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.

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.

In terms of college education, Sun City is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.94% of adults 25 and older in Sun City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sun City in 2010 was $27,343, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,372 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 Norwegian.

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