Sun City, Arizona

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Sun City is a census-designated place and unincorporated town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. The population was 38,309 at the 2000 census. Its adjoining sister city is Sun City West both of which are retirement communities often for snowbirds.



Sun City is located at 33°35′31″N 112°16′19″W / 33.59194°N 112.27194°W / 33.59194; -112.27194 (33.597439, -112.272052).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.6 square miles (37.8 km²), of which 14.5 square miles (37.6 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km², 0.62%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 38,309 people, 23,490 households, and 12,520 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,639.5 people per square mile (1,019.4/km²). There were 27,731 housing units at an average density of 1,910.7/sq mi (737.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.44% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 23,490 households out of which 0.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.7% were non-families. 44.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 39.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.60 and the average family size was 2.07.

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