Income/capita 28%
Household income 4%
Unemployment 67%
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IndexSun LakesArizonaNational
Income per capita$38,065$26,686$29,829
Median household income$53,213$51,340$55,322
Median income owner occupied$55,703$63,012$70,586
Median income renter occupied$38,692$35,905$35,192
Median earnings male$24,770$33,127$36,919
Median earnings female$25,776$25,835$26,250
Unemployment rate1.5%4.7%4.7%
Poverty level6.2%17.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sun Lakes is 28% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Sun Lakes is 4% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sun Lakes is 67% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sun Lakes is 59% lower than the national average

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      Sun Lakes employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.3%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector14.5%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services5.4%7.8%
      Wholesale & retail services15.3%16.0%
      Public administration3.5%7.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.5%4.8%
      Education, health & social services9.3%21.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Queen Creek, AZ30,849$90,68763.9%
      Gilbert, AZ226,832$85,58154.7%
      Chandler, AZ242,131$74,32934.4%
      Maricopa, AZ45,473$68,88824.5%
      Mesa, AZ470,456$50,6158.5%
      Sun Lakes, AZ14,828$53,2133.8%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Midlothian, IL14,830$63,18614.2%
      Corinth, MS14,832$35,46235.9%
      Tenafly, NJ14,821$144,353160.9%
      Johnson City, NY14,835$39,68828.3%
      Whitewater, WI14,840$30,93444.1%
      Sun Lakes, AZ14,828$53,2133.8%
      Source: The Sun Lakes, AZ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).