Fountain Hills, a small city in Arizona, has a population of just under 24,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (35%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 52, are older than most cities in Arizona. The majority of residents own their homes in Fountain Hills, and 21% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,342/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,043.
Fountain Hills has an average commute time of about 28 minutes. Driving is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 37% of commuters, while public transportation isn't used. Relatively few residents walk to work.
There are two primary industries in Fountain Hills: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries make up 12% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 10% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of around $93,000, Fountain Hills workers bring in around $23,000 more than the average Arizona resident. Fountain Hills's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Fountain Hills has a high percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 13% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 25% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.