Income/capita 21%
Household income 20%
Unemployment 81%
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IndexSun City WestArizonaNational
Income per capita$36,239$26,686$29,829
Median household income$44,409$51,340$55,322
Median income owner occupied$46,637$63,012$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,510$35,905$35,192
Median earnings male$17,148$33,127$36,919
Median earnings female$15,278$25,835$26,250
Unemployment rate0.9%4.7%4.7%
Poverty level5.9%17.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sun City West is 21% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Sun City West is 20% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sun City West is 81% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sun City West is 61% lower than the national average

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      Sun City West employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.9%1.5%
      Manufacturing sector12.5%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.2%5.6%
      Wholesale & retail services13.1%15.8%
      Public administration2.4%4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.6%3.0%
      Education, health & social services11.7%27.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Citrus Park, AZ4,832$99,06379.1%
      Anthem, AZ22,571$86,77056.8%
      Litchfield Park, AZ5,449$79,82144.3%
      Peoria, AZ158,677$66,16319.6%
      Surprise, AZ127,492$61,03510.3%
      Sun City West, AZ24,899$44,40919.7%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sturgeon County, AB24,881n/a 
      Valinda, CA24,870$68,65924.1%
      Paris, TX24,936$32,75540.8%
      Moscow, ID24,855$34,78437.1%
      Collinsville, IL24,855$52,6754.8%
      Sun City West, AZ24,899$44,40919.7%
      Source: The Sun City West, AZ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).