Sun City, Arizona Population 2020

39,348
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Sun City is a city located in Arizona. Sun City has a 2020 population of 39,348. Sun City is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 4.93% 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 $50,139 with a poverty rate of 9.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,067 per month, and the median house value is $145,800. The median age in Sun City is 73.2 years, 72.9 years for males, and 73.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 69.2 males.

Sun City Demographics

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

  • White: 94.93%
  • Black or African American: 2.92%
  • Asian: 0.99%
  • Other race: 0.51%
  • Two or more races: 0.45%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Sun City, Arizona is 39,348, 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 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,35394.93%
Black or African American1,1492.92%
Asian3890.99%
Some Other Race1990.51%
Two or More Races1790.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native670.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.03%
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Sun City Population Pyramid 2020

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Sun City Median Age

73.2


Total

72.9


Male

73.4


Female

Sun City Adults

There are 38,952 adults, (29,880 of whom are seniors) in Sun City.

Sun City Age Dependency

333.7

Age Dependency Ratio

329.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

4.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sun City Sex Ratio

Female

23,253

59.10%

Male

16,095

40.90%

Sun City Households and Families

Sun City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sun City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All82.1%17.9%
Non Family78.1%21.9%
Female74.6%25.4%
Male63.3%36.7%

82.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,4161.6782.1
Non Family11,9331.1278.1
Married10,1052.0988.2
Female1,0513.2974.6
Male3273.0963.3

2.21

Average Family Size

1.67

Average Household Size

3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Sun City Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8872.29%
9th to 12th Grade2,1195.48%
High School Graduate13,56635.05%
Some College10,50027.13%
Associates Degree2,9727.68%
Bachelors Degree5,12213.24%
Graduate Degree3,5349.13%
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Sun City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White35,89233,3088,317
Hispanic1,4461,19985
Black935886115
Asian38929593
Other Race199161
Multiple Races16114520
Native American675114
Islander121212

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%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,917$21,897$20,183
Less Than High School$15,350$12,250$16,900
High School Grad$19,962$26,889$18,062
Some College$22,229$19,817$22,976
Bachelors Degree$16,054$11,438$21,493
Graduate Degree$41,042$45,129$35,000

$20,917

Average Earnings

$21,897

Average Male

$20,183

Average Female

Sun City Language

Sun City Language by Age

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Sun City Language

93.79% of Sun City residents speak only English, while 6.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.60% of the population.

Sun City Poverty

Sun City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,9862,8487.91%
Black1,12653247.25%
Hispanic1,63344727.37%
Asian3896316.20%
Multiple1793720.67%

9.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.03%

Male Poverty Rate

9.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sun City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sun City is Black, with 47.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sun City is White, with 7.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.59%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.75%
High School9.63%
Some College7.38%
Bachelors or Greater6.38%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.56%
Female Unemployed7.03%
Female Employed4.17%
Male Employed1.15%

Sun City Income

Sun City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,899$50,139
Families$53,288$63,223
Married Families$54,308-
Non Families$27,834$37,153
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Sun City Marital Status

Sun City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

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 Veterans

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7,762

Number of Veterans

7,223

Male Veterans

539

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,478
Korea1,623
World War II900
First Gulf War425
Second Gulf War80
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Age Group Veterans
75+4,032
65 to 742,691
55 to 64760
35 to 54279
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,35319.78%
Hispanic28219.04%
Black21723.21%
2 or More8648.04%
Asian6917.74%
Other3718.59%

Sun City Veterans by Education

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7.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sun City Employment Status

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18.8%

Labor Force Participation

17.7%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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5.28%

Born in Arizona

94.26%

Native Born

5.74%

Foreign Born

1.83%

Non Citizen

3.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.26% of Sun City residents were born in the United States, with 5.28% having been born in Arizona. 1.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202039,3480.00%
201939,3480.00%
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%