Sun City West, Arizona Population 2021

25,544
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Sun City West is a city located in Maricopa County Arizona. Sun City West has a 2020 population of 25,544. Sun City West is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 4.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,535 in 2010. Sun City West reached it's highest population of 25,544 in 2019.

The average household income in Sun City West is $64,523 with a poverty rate of 7.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,250 per month, and the median house value is $221,500. The median age in Sun City West is 75.5 years, 76.1 years for males, and 74.8 years for females.

Sun City West Demographics

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

  • White: 97.47%
  • Black or African American: 0.87%
  • Two or more races: 0.66%
  • Asian: 0.65%
  • Other race: 0.20%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sun City West, Arizona is 25,544 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,444.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,535.

Sun City West, Arizona Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,89797.47%
Black or African American2230.87%
Two or More Races1690.66%
Asian1660.65%
Some Other Race500.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native390.15%
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Sun City West Population by Race

Sun City West Population Pyramid $2021

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Sun City West Median Age

75.5


Total

76.1


Male

74.8


Female

Sun City West Adults

There are 25,526 adults, (21,492 of whom are seniors) in Sun City West.

Sun City West Age Dependency

533.2

Age Dependency Ratio

532.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

0.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sun City West Sex Ratio

Female

13,986

54.75%

Male

11,558

45.25%

Sun City West Population by Age

Sun City West Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sun City West Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.6%6.4%
All87.9%12.1%
Female85.7%14.3%
Male83.9%16.1%
Non Family81.1%18.9%

87.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sun City West Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,1901.6687.9
Married8,0722.0493.6
Non Family6,5431.1181.1
Female4262.7885.7
Male1492.683.9

2.08

Average Family Size

1.66

Average Household Size

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Sun City West Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2801.10%
9th to 12th Grade9053.56%
High School Graduate6,44525.36%
Some College7,35128.92%
Associates Degree1,8627.33%
Bachelors Degree4,98019.59%
Graduate Degree3,59414.14%
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Sun City West Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sun City West Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White24,54623,4748,397
Hispanic31425846
Black22318829
2+ Races16916966
Asian16614636
Other Race4123
Native American3937

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 39.05%.

Sun City West Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,427$21,213$18,640
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$22,773$38,850$11,500
Some College$19,176$18,194$19,856
Bachelors Degree$21,250$17,105$25,980
Graduate Degree$20,511$21,761$

$20,427

Average Earnings

$21,213

Average Male

$18,640

Average Female

Sun City West Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sun City West Language by Age

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Sun City West Language

95.98% of Sun City West residents speak only English, while 4.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.70% of the population.

Sun City West Language

Sun City West Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,4541,7897.32%
Asian1664728.31%
Hispanic3143310.51%
Multiple1692313.61%
Black196168.16%

7.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.50%

Male Poverty Rate

8.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sun City West

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sun City West is Asian, with 28.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sun City West is White, with 7.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.65%.

Sun City West Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School8.68%
Less Than 9th Grade8.60%
Some College7.93%
Bachelors or Greater6.26%

Sun City West Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.48%
Female Employed2.38%
Male Employed1.82%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Sun City West Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sun City West Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,196$64,523
Families$67,790$79,285
Married Families$68,412-
Non Families$31,663$44,974
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Income by Household Type

Sun City West Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

65.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

72.5%

Male Marriage Rate

58.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sun City West Married by Age and Sex

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Sun City West 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 West Marital Status by Race

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Sun City West Marital Status

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6,018

Number of Veterans

5,750

Male Veterans

268

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,402
Korea1,548
World War II650
First Gulf War138
Second Gulf War91

Sun City West Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+4,082
65 to 741,547
55 to 64313
35 to 5452
18 to 3424

Sun City West Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,90523.73%
2+ Races7343.20%
Hispanic6921.97%
Black2410.76%
Asian169.64%

Sun City West Veterans by Race

Sun City West Veterans by Education

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5.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sun City West Veterans by Education

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12.6%

Labor Force Participation

11.7%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Sun City West Employment by Age

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Sun City West Employment by Race

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Sun City West 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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3.36%

Born in Sun City West

94.44%

Native Born

5.56%

Foreign Born

1.85%

Non Citizen

3.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.44% of Sun City West residents were born in the United States, with 3.36% having been born in Arizona. 1.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Sun City West Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202125,5440.00%
202025,5440.00%
201925,5441000.39%
201825,4443591.43%
201725,0851860.75%
201624,8995612.31%
201524,3382721.13%
201424,066-708-2.86%
201324,774-540-2.13%
201225,314-107-0.42%
201125,4218863.61%
201024,5350.00%

Sun City West Population by Year