A mid-size city in Arizona, Scottsdale has a population of slightly less than 240,000. Retirees are a frequent sight, as they account for 23% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 66% of residents own their homes. The average rent for Scottsdale is $301 a month more than the state average.
Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Scottsdale, the most common four of which are healthcare, retail, scientific, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 26% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 11% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Scottsdale workers take home an average annual income of about $100K, more than the Arizona average. Scottsdale's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Scottsdale has a high number of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 13% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 27% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Scottsdale residents have an average commute of about 24 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 42% of residents, while public transportation isn't used extensively. Not many workers commute on foot.