Youngtown, Arizona

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Youngtown is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. According to 2008 Census Bureau and Arizona Department of Commerce estimates, the population of the town is 6,522.[2] Youngtown is the nation's oldest retirement community. In 1954, two developers bought 320 acres (1.3 km2) of farmland & built the USA's first master-planned, adult community dedicated exclusively to retirees.[2]

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Geography

Youngtown is located at 33°35′41″N 112°17′56″W / 33.59472°N 112.29889°W / 33.59472; -112.29889 (33.594603, -112.298776),[3] on the east bank of the Agua Fria River, just south of US 60, & bordered on the west by El Mirage, Arizona & on the east by the much larger retirement community of Sun City, Arizona.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,010 people, 1,641 households, and 746 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,296.1 people per square mile (887.2/km²). There were 1,783 housing units at an average density of 1,360.1/sq mi (525.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.90% White, 1.36% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 7.24% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 12.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,641 households out of which 7.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.5% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 54.5% were non-families. 50.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 36.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.74 and the average family size was 2.48.

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