Sun City West is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 25,614 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Sun City West is the 34th largest community in Arizona.
Sun City West is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sun City West is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sun City West who work in sales jobs (20.54%), office and administrative support (15.68%), and personal care services (10.44%).
Of important note, Sun City West is also a town of artists. Sun City West has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sun City West’s character.
Also of interest is that Sun City West 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: 9.65% 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.
The population of Sun City West is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.11% of adults in Sun City West have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Sun City West in 2010 was $36,304, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,216 for a family of four. However, Sun City West contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Sun City West home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sun City West residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sun City West include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Sun City West is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.