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Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 202,705. It is one of the most expensive and posh areas in the western United States.

The town is divided into three areas:


\nScottsdale is located at 33°35'27" North, 111°53'46" West (33.590709, -111.895985)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 477.7 km² (184.4 mi²). 477.1 km² (184.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.12% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 202,705 people, 90,669 households, and 54,492 families residing in the city. The population density is 424.9/km² (1,100.4/mi²). There are 104,974 housing units at an average density of 220.0/km² (569.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.19% White, 1.23% Black or African American, 0.61% Native American, 1.96% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.27% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. 6.96% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 90,669 households out of which 22.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% are married couples living together, 7.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% are non-families. 30.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.22 and the average family size is 2.79. In the city the population is spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.5 males. The median income for a household in the city is $57,484, and the median income for a family is $73,846. Males have a median income of $51,204 versus $34,739 for females. The per capita income for the city is $39,158. 5.8% of the population and 3.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.4% are under the age of 18 and 5.9% are 65 or older.