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Income/capita 81%
Household income 38%
Unemployment 34%
IndexScottsdaleArizonaNational
Income per capita$54,060$26,686$29,829
Median household income$76,543$51,340$55,322
Median income owner occupied$94,831$63,012$70,586
Median income renter occupied$52,284$35,905$35,192
Median earnings male$54,714$33,127$36,919
Median earnings female$36,817$25,835$26,250
Unemployment rate3.1%4.7%4.7%
Poverty level9.2%17.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Scottsdale is 81% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Scottsdale is 38% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Scottsdale is 34% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Scottsdale is 39% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $51,023$76,543$153,086
      City
      $34,223$51,340$102,680
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Scottsdale median earnings by income bracket

      Scottsdale employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.9%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector8.1%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services11.0%8.6%
      Wholesale & retail services13.1%12.6%
      Public administration2.3%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.0%2.9%
      Education, health & social services13.8%32.8%
      Other38.9%34.0%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Paradise Valley, AZ13,833$173,487214%
      Gilbert, AZ226,832$85,58155%
      Fountain Hills, AZ23,863$75,29736%
      Chandler, AZ242,131$74,32934%
      Mesa, AZ470,456$50,6159%
      Scottsdale, AZ234,495$76,54338%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Garland, TX234,810$53,2204%
      Hialeah, FL235,626$29,81746%
      Chesapeake, VA233,194$69,97826%
      Irving, TX232,013$54,8681%
      Reno, NV237,121$48,81512%
      Scottsdale, AZ234,495$76,54338%
      Source: The Scottsdale, AZ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).