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Overview

Introduction to Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale was originally settled in the late 1880s with the name Orangedale. The town's name was changed to Scottsdale in 1894. Scottsdale was not officially incorporated as a town until 1951.

Scottsdale is located in south/central Arizona. It is about a twenty five minute drive northeast of Phoenix. Scottsdale is home to three Fortune 1000 Companies. Nearby Phoenix is home to seven more.

Scottsdale has twice been a finalist community for the National Civic League's coveted "All-America City Award."

Scottsdale has an arid climate that is characterized by some of the hottest seasonal temperatures anywhere. January is the coolest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. July is the warmest month of the year with an average daily temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Scottsdale is almost always sunny, and receives very little rain.

Scottsdale Arts and Entertainment

For a city of modest size, Scottsdale provides a good assortment of arts and entertainment offerings. Some of the more notable include:

  • Casino Arizona at Indian Bend
  • Casino Arizona at Salt River
  • The Desert Botanical Garden in Papago Salado
  • The Main Street Arts District
  • The Marshall Way Arts District
  • Old Town Scottsdale
  • The Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park in Papago Salad
  • The Scottsdale Center for the Arts
  • The Scottsdale Historical Museum
  • The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Close proximity to Phoenix also gives Scottsdale residents and visitors easy access to all of the arts and entertainment offerings of Phoenix, Arizona's largest city.

For sports enthusiasts, nearby Phoenix provides enough sports attractions to keep the most avid sports fan happy. Professional sports offerings include Major League Baseball's (MLB) Arizona Diamondbacks, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Phoenix Suns, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, the National Football League's (NFL) Arizona Cardinals, the National Hockey League's (NHL) Phoenix Coyotes, and the national Lacrosse League's (NLL) Arizona Sting who play in nearby Glendale.

In addition, in the spring of every year, nine major league baseball teams come to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area for spring training. Scottsdale is also home to the FBR Open Golf Tournament held at the Tournament Players Club.

Demographics

People

Total Population234,495
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens22.4%
Employed Population 16+117,285
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married50.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.6%
Median Earnings25+$50,311
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,094
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,263

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,842
% Above Poverty Level90.8%
% Below Poverty Level9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home10.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone34%
Median Gross Rent$1,184
Median House Value$405,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23%
German19.2%
Irish13.1%
English10.6%
Italian8.4%
Polish4.2%
French Except Basque3%
Norwegian2.6%
Scottish2.6%
Russian2.4%
Swedish2.3%
Dutch1.8%
Welsh1%
Arab1%
Danishn0.9%
Greek0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Iranian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
African0.2%
South African0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Australian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Scottsdale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maricopa County
Standard Zip Codes85250, 85251, 85254, 85255, 85256, 85257, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85262, 85266, 85263, 85264, 85253, 85268
P.O. Box Zip Codes85252, 85261, 85267, 85271, 85269
Phone Area Codes480, 602, 520, 623, 928
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude33.53
Approximate Longitude-111.89

Scottsdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationTEMPE A S U
Distance6.7 miles
Jan Temp40 to 68 F
Apr Temp52 to 85 F
Jul Temp76 to 104 F
Oct Temp58 to 89 F
Annual Precip9.3 inches
StationPHOENIX SKY HRBR INTL AP
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp43 to 65 F
Apr Temp58 to 83 F
Jul Temp81 to 104 F
Oct Temp63 to 86 F
Annual Precip8.2 inches
StationMESA
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp42 to 67 F
Apr Temp54 to 85 F
Jul Temp77 to 106 F
Oct Temp59 to 89 F
Annual Precip9.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cave Creek5,275$113,261
Guadalupe6,172$36,732
Mesa470,456$60,388
Paradise Valley13,833$231,625
Phoenix1,555,324$56,283
Tempe174,708$66,061

Scottsdale Public Libraries

Scottsdale Public Library
3839 NORTH DRINKWATER BOULEVARD
Scottsdale, Arizona
(480) 312-7323
Salt River Tribal Library
1880 NORTH LONGMORE ROAD
Scottsdale, Arizona
(480) 362-2557

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Scottsdale Hospitals

Banner Behavioral Health Hospital
(Non-profit)
7575 E. Earll Dr.
Select Specialty Hospital Arizona Inc.
7400 East Osborn Rd, 3rd Floor
(480) 882-6040
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn
(Non-profit)
7400 E. Osborn Road
(480) 882-4000
Scottsdale Healthcare Shea
(Non-profit)
9003 E. Shea Blvd
(480) 323-3000
Greenbaum Surgical Specialty Hospital
3535 North Scottsdale Road
(480) 882-4657
Healthsouth Scottsdale Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
9630 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak
(Non-profit)
7400 E. Thompson Peak Parkway
(480) 324-7000
Scottsdale Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital
8850 East Pima Center Parkway
(214) 879-7500

Scottsdale Public Schools

Sage Academy
1055 E Hearn Rd
ZIP: 85022
Primary
Total Enrollment 172
Evit - Saguaro High School
6250 N. 82nd St
ZIP: 85250
High
Mohave Middle School
8490 E Jackrabbit Road
ZIP: 85250
Middle
Total Enrollment 816
Noah Webster Schools-pima
5399 North Pima Rd
ZIP: 85250
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Pueblo Elementary School
6320 N. 82nd Street
ZIP: 85250
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Saguaro High School
6250 N. 82nd Street
ZIP: 85250
High
Total Enrollment 1316
Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center
4330 N. 62nd Street
ZIP: 85251
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Hirsch Academy A Challenge Foundation
6535 East Osborn Road
ZIP: 85251
Primary
Total Enrollment 144
Navajo Elementary School
4525 N Granite Reef
ZIP: 85251
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Pima Elementary School
8330 E. Osborn Road
ZIP: 85251
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Chaparral High School
6935 E. Gold Dust
ZIP: 85253
High
Total Enrollment 2053
Evit - Chaparral High School
6935 E. Gold Dust Ave
ZIP: 85253
High
Scottsdale Country Day School
10460 N 56th St
ZIP: 85253
Primary
Total Enrollment 109
Cocopah Middle School
6615 E. Cholla St.
ZIP: 85254
Middle
Total Enrollment 899
Copper Canyon Elementary School
17650 North 54th Street
ZIP: 85254
Primary
Total Enrollment 718
Desert Shadows Elementary School
5902 E Sweetwater
ZIP: 85254
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Desert Shadows Middle School
5858 E Sweetwater
ZIP: 85254
Middle
Total Enrollment 906
Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School
6010 East Acoma Road
ZIP: 85254
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Freedom Academy
15014 N 56th, Suite 1
ZIP: 85254
Primary
Total Enrollment 266
Horizon High School
5601 East Greenway Road
ZIP: 85254
High
Total Enrollment 2262
Liberty Elementary School
5125 E. Marilyn Rd.
ZIP: 85254
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
North Ranch Elementary School
16406 N. 61st Place
ZIP: 85254
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Sandpiper Elementary School
6724 E Hearn Road
ZIP: 85254
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Sequoya Elementary School
11808 N. 64th St.
ZIP: 85254
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Sunrise Middle School
4960 East Acoma Drive
ZIP: 85254
Middle
Total Enrollment 492
West-mec - Horizon High School
5601 E. Greenway Rd.
ZIP: 85254
High
Copper Ridge Elementary School
10101 E. Thompson Peak Parkway
ZIP: 85255
Primary
Total Enrollment 1089
Copper Ridge Math And Science Academy
10101 E. Thompson Peak Parkway
ZIP: 85255
Copper Ridge Middle School
10101 E. Thompson Peak Parkway
ZIP: 85255
Desert Canyon Elementary
10203 E Mcdowell Mountain Ranc
ZIP: 85255
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Desert Canyon Middle School
10203 E. Mcdowell Mtn. Ranch R
ZIP: 85255
Middle
Total Enrollment 566
Grayhawk Elementary School
7525 E. Grayhawk Dr.
ZIP: 85255
Primary
Total Enrollment 597
Pinnacle Peak Elementary School
7690 E. Williams Dr.
ZIP: 85255
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Salt River Accelerated Learning Academy
10000 East Mcdowell Road
ZIP: 85256
High
Total Enrollment 51
Salt River Elementary School
10000 East Mcdowell Road
ZIP: 85256
(480) 362-2400
Primary
Salt River High School
4827 N. Country Club
ZIP: 85256
High
Total Enrollment 189
Coronado High School
7501 E. Virginia Avenue
ZIP: 85257
High
Total Enrollment 1039
Edupreneurship Student Center (esc) Scottsdale
1201 N., 85th Place
ZIP: 85257
Evit - Coronado High School
7501 E. Virginia Ave
ZIP: 85257
High
Evit - Scottsdale Vocational Center
2507 N 74th Street
ZIP: 85257
Hohokam Traditional School
8451 E. Oak Street
ZIP: 85257
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Scottsdale Online Learning
7601 E Oak St.
ZIP: 85257
Other
Total Enrollment 101
Supai Middle School
6720 East Continental
ZIP: 85257
Middle
Total Enrollment 686
Tonalea Elementary School
7501 E Oak Street
ZIP: 85257
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
Yavapai Elementary School
701 North Miller Road
ZIP: 85257
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Cochise Elementary School
9451 North 84th Street
ZIP: 85258
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Great Heart Academies - Archway Cicero
7205 N. Pima Rd.
ZIP: 85258
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Great Heart Academies - Central Scottsdale Preparatory
7205 N. Pima Rd.
ZIP: 85258
Other
Total Enrollment 131
Laguna Elementary School
10475 E. Lakeview Dr.
ZIP: 85258
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Anasazi Elementary
12121 N 124th Street
ZIP: 85259
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
Basis Scottsdale
11440 N. 136th Street
ZIP: 85259
Other
Total Enrollment 754
Basis Scottsdale Primary
12440 E. Mountain View Rd.
ZIP: 85259
Desert Mountain High School
12575 E. Via Linda
ZIP: 85259
High
Total Enrollment 2247
Early Childhood Campus - Cholla
11130 E. Cholla
ZIP: 85259
Primary
Evit - Desert Mountain High School
12575 E. Via Linda
ZIP: 85259
High
Mission Montessori Academy
12990 E. Shea Blvd.
ZIP: 85259
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Mountainside Middle School
11256 N. 128th St.
ZIP: 85259
Middle
Total Enrollment 766
Aztec Elementary School
13636 North 100th Street
ZIP: 85260
Cheyenne Traditional School
13636 North 100th Street
ZIP: 85260
Primary
Total Enrollment 976
Great Hearts Academies - Archway Scottsdale
7496 East Tierra Buena Lane
ZIP: 85260
Other
Total Enrollment 406
Great Hearts Academies - Scottsdale Prep
16537/16576 N. 92nd Street
ZIP: 85260
Other
Total Enrollment 891
Plc Arts Academy At Scottsdale Inc.
7214 E. Jenan Rd.
ZIP: 85260
Primary
Total Enrollment 146
Redfield Elementary School
9181 E. Redfield Rd.
ZIP: 85260
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Sonoran Sky Elementary School
12990 North 75th Street
ZIP: 85260
Primary
Total Enrollment 715
Black Mountain Elementary School
33606 N. 60th St
ZIP: 85266
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Cactus Shadows High School
5802 E. Dove Valley Rd.
ZIP: 85266
High
Total Enrollment 1704
Desert Sun Academy
27880 N. 64th Street
ZIP: 85266
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Fa Online
7191 E. Ashler Hills Dr.
ZIP: 85266
High
Total Enrollment 8
Foothills Academy
7191 East Ashler Hills Drive
ZIP: 85266
Other
Total Enrollment 328
Freedom Academy North
28700 N. Pima Road
ZIP: 85266
Primary
Total Enrollment 124
The Learning Center Developmental Preschool
33016 N 60th Street
ZIP: 85266
Primary
Total Enrollment 34

Scottsdale Private Schools

St Maria Goretti Preschool
6261 N Granite Reef Rd
ZIP: 85250
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
First Impressions Preschool
3110 N Hayden Rd
ZIP: 85251
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Howard S Gray Education Program
7575 E Earll Dr
ZIP: 85251
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
3801 N Miller Rd
ZIP: 85251
Elementary
Total Enrollment 473
Ville De Marie Academy
6535 E Osborn Rd # 404
ZIP: 85251
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 63
Scottsdale Country Day School
10460 N 56th St
ZIP: 85253
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
Arizona International Academy
12430 N Scottsdale Rd
ZIP: 85254
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Blessed Sacrament Preschool & Kindergarten
11300 N 64th St
ZIP: 85254
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Chaparral Christian Preschool & Kindergarten
6451 E Shea Blvd
ZIP: 85254
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Desert Sky Montessori
12850 N Scottsdale Rd
ZIP: 85254
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Devereux
6436 E Sweetwater Ave
ZIP: 85254
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 52
Lexis Preparatory School
12753 N Scottsdale Rd
ZIP: 85254
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
Pope John Xxiii Catholic School Community
16235 N 60th St
ZIP: 85254
Elementary
Total Enrollment 636
Rainbow Montessori School - Voltaire
6402 E Voltaire Ave
ZIP: 85254
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Rancho Solano Private Schools-greenway Campus
5656 E Greenway Rd
ZIP: 85254
Elementary
Total Enrollment 486
Scottsdale Child Care & Learning Center-kierland
6440 E Greenway Pkwy
ZIP: 85254
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Shalom Montessori
6702 E Dreyfus Ave
ZIP: 85254
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
El Dorado Private School
20624 N 76th St
ZIP: 85255
Elementary
Total Enrollment 180
New Way Learning Academy
1300 N 77th St
ZIP: 85257
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 122
The Marion Burton School
1200 Nth 77th St
ZIP: 85257
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
Gateway Academy
9659 N Hayden Rd
ZIP: 85258
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
International School Of Arizona
9128 E San Salvador Dr Ste 100
ZIP: 85258
Elementary
Total Enrollment 112
Mission Montessori On The Desert
12990 E Shea Blvd
ZIP: 85259
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
Camelback Desert School
9606 E Kalil Dr
ZIP: 85260
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
New Covenant Lutheran Church Children's Ministry C
15152 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
ZIP: 85260
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Notre Dame Preparatory
9701 E Bell Rd
ZIP: 85260
Secondary
Total Enrollment 887
Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School
9590 E Shea Blvd
ZIP: 85260
Elementary
Total Enrollment 236
The Scottsdale School
14684 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
ZIP: 85260
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Thunderbird Christian Elementary School
7440 E Sutton Dr
ZIP: 85260
Elementary
Total Enrollment 75
Bella Vista Private School
33016 N 60th St
ZIP: 85266
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 48
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