Carefree, Arizona

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Carefree, Arizona

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High Points

Carefree strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arizona):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Carefree Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Carefree Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Carefree Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Carefree College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Carefree People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Carefree Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Carefree, Arizona

Comparing Carefree to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arizona (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 6
Racial Diversity 6 1
Female Share of the Population 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 4
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
People Living Alone 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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Carefree Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles N of Scottsdale, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona
County Maricopa
Metro Area Phoenix - Mesa
P.O. Box Zip Codes 85377
Phone Area Codes 480
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.822
Longitude -111.917

Carefree Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 52 to 79 F
Jul Temp 76 to 101 F
Oct Temp 60 to 83 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 67 F
Apr Temp 52 to 83 F
Jul Temp 75 to 105 F
Oct Temp 60 to 88 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 66 F
Apr Temp 51 to 83 F
Jul Temp 77 to 104 F
Oct Temp 57 to 87 F
Annual Precip 7.7 inches
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Carefree Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,927 100%
Male 1,453 49.6%
Female 1,474 50.4%
Under 18 373 12.7%
18+ 2,554 87.3%
65+ 859 29.3%
Median Age 55.2
Average Family Size 2.44
White 2,880 98.4%
African-American 7 0.2%
Asian 13 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 10 0.3%
Mixed Race 16 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 78 2.7%

Estimated Carefree Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,706
Growth 779
Growth % 26.6%

Carefree Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 19.3%
English 13.8%
Irish 11.7%
US/American 8%
Italian 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
Scottish 4.7%
Polish 4.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Norwegian 2.5%
Swedish 2.3%
European 2.3%
Dutch 1.6%
Russian 1.5%
Welsh 1.4%
Danish 1.3%
British 1.1%
Austrian 1%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Northern European 0.2%
Basque 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Carefree 2,927 $105,699
Cave Creek 3,728 $76,549
Fountain Hills 20,235 $68,185
Paradise Valley 13,664 $164,811
Peoria 108,364 $58,388
Scottsdale 202,705 $73,846
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