Sun City, Arizona Population 2022

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.

The average household income in Sun City is $53,493 with a poverty rate of 9.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,132 per month, and the median house value is $171,300. 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 Citywas:

  • White: 94.01%
  • Two or more races: 1.92%
  • Black or African American: 1.74%
  • Asian: 0.96%
  • Other race: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
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 38,877.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,499.

Sun City, Arizona Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,55894.01%
Black or African American6771.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native2240.58%
Asian3750.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.03%
Some Other Race2930.75%
Two or More Races7481.92%
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Sun City Population by Race

Sun City Population Pyramid 2022

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Sun City Median Age

72.7


Total

72.4


Male

73


Female

Sun City Adults

There are 38,559 adults, (29,331 of whom are seniors) in Sun City.

Sun City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

317.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

3.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Sun City Sex Ratio

Female

22,358

57.49%

Male

16,530

42.51%

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
Married89.1%10.9%
Male83.6%16.4%
All82.7%17.3%
Female79.9%20.1%
Non Family77.5%22.5%

82.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sun City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,0811.6782.7
Married10,0532.1689.1
Male3292.8983.6
Female8152.9379.9
Non Family11,8841.1477.5

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 Grade7972.09%
9th to 12th Grade1,9105.01%
High School Graduate12,04231.60%
Some College10,56527.72%
Associates Degree3,3208.71%
Bachelors Degree5,42414.23%
Graduate Degree4,05410.64%
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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
Islander131313
Asian375278120
White35,22233,0709,090
Black649562115
2+ Races58858584
Native American22415016
Hispanic1,4251,10967
Other Race293195

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$25,774$25,328$26,060
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$22,243$25,915$15,520
Some College$27,261$25,559$29,931
Bachelors Degree$21,833$11,311$44,119
Graduate Degree$42,548$45,341$32,647

$25,774

Average Earnings

$25,328

Average Male

$26,060

Average Female

Sun City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sun City Language by Age

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Sun City Language

94.44% of Sun City residents speak only English, while 5.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.97% of the population.

Sun City Language

Sun City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple73926836.27%
Hispanic1,52036624.08%
Asian3758121.60%
Black66410015.06%
White35,5313,2119.04%
Other43NaN%

9.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.68%

Male Poverty Rate

10.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sun City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sun City is Multiple, with 36.27% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.38%.

Sun City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.33%
High School11.30%
Some College7.39%
Bachelors or Greater7.58%

Sun City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.16%
Male Unemployed19.27%
Female Employed3.34%
Female Unemployed6.54%

Sun City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sun City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,405$56,049
Families$57,831$69,431
Married Families$59,172-
Non Families$32,001$43,211
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Income by Household Type

Sun City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

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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7,036

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War104
First Gulf War310
Vietnam3,434
Korea1,174
World War II773

Sun City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54107
55 to 64589
65 to 742,470
75+3,870

Sun City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,60518.17%
Black18127.89%
Asian328.53%
Other Race8529.01%
2+ Races13320.65%
Hispanic36925.12%

Sun City Veterans by Race

Sun City Veterans by Education

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5.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sun City Veterans by Education

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18.4%

Labor Force Participation

17.7%

Employment Rate

3.7%

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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6.88%

Born in Sun City

94.06%

Native Born

5.94%

Foreign Born

1.83%

Non Citizen

4.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.06% of Sun City residents were born in the United States, with 6.88% 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.

Sun City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201037,4990.00%
201138,3298302.21%
201237,841-488-1.27%
201338,1152740.72%
201438,6225071.33%
201539,1114891.27%
201639,3632520.64%
201739,000-363-0.92%
201839,3483480.89%
201938,877-471-1.20%
202038,8770.00%
202138,8770.00%
202238,8770.00%

Sun City Population by Year