Sun Lakes, Arizona

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Sun Lakes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. The population was 11,936 at the 2000 census. Sun Lakes is a retirement community comprising five active adult country club communities in three homeowner associations. These include the gated communities of Oakwood, IronWood, and Palo Verde, and the non gated communities of CottonWood, and Sunlakes1 country clubs. Sun Lakes is a masterplanned community developed by a single builder, Robson Communities. Robson Communities was founded by Ed Robson.



Sun Lakes is located at 33°12′53″N 111°52′12″W / 33.21472°N 111.87°W / 33.21472; -111.87 (33.214686, -111.869966).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 11,936 people, 6,683 households, and 4,798 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,278.7 people per square mile (879.5/km²). There were 7,746 housing units at an average density of 1,478.8/sq mi (570.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.37% White, 0.78% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,683 households out of which 0.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.79 and the average family size was 2.06.

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