Sun City, Arizona Population 2021

38,877
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Sun City is a city located in Maricopa County Arizona. Sun City has a 2020 population of 38,877. Sun City is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 3.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,499 in 2010. Sun City reached it's highest population of 39,363 in 2016.

The average household income in Sun City is $53,493 with a poverty rate of 9.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,088 per month, and the median house value is $159,900. The median age in Sun City is 73 years, 72.8 years for males, and 73.1 years for females.

Sun City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sun City was:

  • White: 94.86%
  • Black or African American: 2.64%
  • Asian: 0.96%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Two or more races: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Sun City, Arizona is 38,877 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 39,348.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,499.

Sun City, Arizona Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,87894.86%
Black or African American1,0262.64%
Asian3730.96%
Some Other Race2890.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native1780.46%
Two or More Races1240.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.02%
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Sun City Population by Race

Sun City Population Pyramid $2021

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Sun City Median Age

73


Total

72.8


Male

73.1


Female

Sun City Adults

There are 38,484 adults, (29,451 of whom are seniors) in Sun City.

Sun City Age Dependency

330.4

Age Dependency Ratio

326

Old Age Dependency Ratio

4.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sun City Sex Ratio

Female

22,887

58.87%

Male

15,990

41.13%

Sun City Population by Age

Sun City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sun City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.6%11.4%
All82.4%17.6%
Non Family78.7%21.3%
Female71.1%28.9%
Male65.3%34.7%

82.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sun City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,0391.6782.4
Non Family11,7801.1278.7
Married9,8742.1188.6
Female1,0103.2571.1
Male3753.465.3

2.22

Average Family Size

1.67

Average Household Size

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Sun City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7291.91%
9th to 12th Grade1,8384.82%
High School Graduate12,91333.88%
Some College10,17326.69%
Associates Degree3,4779.12%
Bachelors Degree5,40714.19%
Graduate Degree3,5809.39%
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Sun City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sun City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White35,41133,3218,645
Hispanic1,4341,10749
Black818742113
Asian373296104
Other Race289202
Native American17816114
2+ Races10710753
Islander999

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Sun City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,603$23,121$22,213
Less Than 9th Grade$14,420$12,061$27,679
High School Graduate$19,538$25,098$18,305
Some College$23,895$24,310$23,811
Bachelors Degree$21,744$11,198$43,661
Graduate Degree$43,810$45,765$40,500

$22,603

Average Earnings

$23,121

Average Male

$22,213

Average Female

Sun City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sun City Language by Age

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Sun City Language

93.55% of Sun City residents speak only English, while 6.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.46% of the population.

Sun City Language

Sun City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,6253,1268.77%
Black1,00447347.11%
Hispanic1,61146628.93%
Asian3736316.89%
Multiple1243729.84%
Other289165.54%

9.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.60%

Male Poverty Rate

10.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sun City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sun City is Black, with 47.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sun City is Other, with 5.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.73%.

Sun City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.08%
High School10.45%
Some College8.52%
Bachelors or Greater7.03%

Sun City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed42.34%
Female Unemployed4.73%
Female Employed4.53%
Male Employed1.57%

Sun City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sun City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,586$53,493
Families$56,536$67,679
Married Families$57,339-
Non Families$30,034$39,455
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Income by Household Type

Sun City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Sun City Married by Age and Sex

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Sun City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Sun City Marital Status by Race

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Sun City Marital Status

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7,571

Number of Veterans

7,083

Male Veterans

488

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,590
Korea1,382
World War II798
First Gulf War441
Second Gulf War65

Sun City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+3,867
65 to 742,768
55 to 64697
35 to 54239
18 to 34

Sun City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,17219.55%
Hispanic35023.96%
Black22026.89%
Other Race8930.80%
Asian5113.67%
2+ Races3931.45%

Sun City Veterans by Race

Sun City Veterans by Education

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7.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sun City Veterans by Education

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18.8%

Labor Force Participation

17.7%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Sun City Employment by Age

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Sun City Employment by Race

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Sun City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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6.14%

Born in Sun City

94.26%

Native Born

5.74%

Foreign Born

1.74%

Non Citizen

3.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.26% of Sun City residents were born in the United States, with 6.14% having been born in Arizona. 1.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Sun City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202138,8770.00%
202038,8770.00%
201938,877-471-1.20%
201839,3483480.89%
201739,000-363-0.92%
201639,3632520.64%
201539,1114891.27%
201438,6225071.33%
201338,1152740.72%
201237,841-488-1.27%
201138,3298302.21%
201037,4990.00%

Sun City Population by Year