Carefree, Arizona

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Population in 2017: 3,783 (83% urban, 17% rural).
Population change since 2000: +29.2%
 
Males: 1,998  (52.8%)
Females: 1,785  (47.2%)
Median resident age:

67.0 years
Arizona median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 85262, 85266, 85331, 85377.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $121,683 (it was $88,702 in 2000)
Carefree:

$121,683
AZ:

$56,581

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $89,453 (it was $62,433 in 2000)

Carefree town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $863,900 (it was $410,900 in 2000)
Carefree:

$863,900
AZ:

$223,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $307,641; detached houses: $332,438; townhouses or other attached units: $231,390; in 2-unit structures: $150,115; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $177,615; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $225,104; mobile homes: $58,779; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $77,789

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,161.

March 2019 cost of living index in Carefree: 101.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.5%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Carefree, AZ (2010)
    • 3,14593.5%White alone
    • 982.9%Hispanic
    • 551.6%Asian alone
    • 361.1%Two or more races
    • 170.5%Black alone
    • 80.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone

Races in Carefree detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Carefree, Arizona as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carefree is 3,715 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Carefree, AZ City Guides:

Ancestries: German (17.4%), American (17.1%), Norwegian (8.7%), Italian (8.5%), Scottish (7.6%), English (7.0%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1984

Elevation: 2395 feet

Land area: 8.85 square miles.

Population density: 428 people per square mile   (low).

Carefree, Arizona map

126 residents are foreign born (2.2% Europe, 1.0% North America, 0.5% Asia).

This town:

3.3%
Arizona:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,747 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,297 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Deer Valley, AZ (12.7 miles , pop. 148,777).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Scottsdale, AZ (15.8 miles , pop. 202,705).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (22.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Cave Creek, AZ (1.7 miles ),
New River, AZ (3.2 miles ),
Deer Valley, AZ (3.6 miles ),
Anthem, AZ (3.7 miles ),
Rio Verde, AZ (3.9 miles ),
Scottsdale, AZ (4.0 miles ),
Fountain Hills, AZ (4.3 miles ),
Paradise Valley, AZ (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 33.82 N, Longitude: 111.92 W

Distribution of median household income in Carefree, AZ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Carefree, AZ in 2017

Property values in Carefree, AZ

Carefree satellite photo by USGS

Carefree tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Arizona:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,256 (+75.2%).
Most common industries in Carefree, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.2%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.1%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Air transportation (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.8%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.4%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Air transportation (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Carefree, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Top executives (6.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.5%)
  • Top executives (9.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.7%)
  • Aircraft and traffic control occupations (3.4%)
  • Computer specialists (3.3%)
  • Engineers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (3.9%)

Average climate in Carefree, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 123. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

123
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.394. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.394
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 14.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.600. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.600
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 38.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 30.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.77
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Carefree-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 427% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 265.7 miles away from Carefree center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 262.9 miles away from Carefree center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 221.8 miles away from Carefree center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 235.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 226.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 412.2 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Maricopa County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Fires: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carefree topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Carefree:

  • VI AT SILVERSTONE, A VI AND PLAZA COMPANIES COMMUN (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SCOTTSDALE, AZ)
  • SCOTTSDALE HEALTHCARE-THOMPSON PEAK HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SCOTTSDALE, AZ)
  • VI AT GRAYHAWK, A VI AND PLAZA COMPANIES COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SCOTTSDALE, AZ)
  • MAYO CLINIC HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; PHOENIX, AZ)
  • ACACIA HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PHOENIX, AZ)
  • SANTE OF NORTH SCOTTSDALE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SCOTTSDALE, AZ)
  • BARIX CLINICS OF ARIZONA (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SCOTTSDALE, AZ)

Airports and heliports located in Carefree:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carefree:

  • Paradise Valley Community College (about 13 miles; Phoenix, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 5,259)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc-Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Division (about 15 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,976)
  • Everest College-Phoenix (about 20 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • Arizona State University-West (about 21 miles; Glendale, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,454)
  • Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division (about 21 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,840)
  • Scottsdale Community College (about 22 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale (about 22 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,123)

Private school in Carefree:

  • OUR LADY OF JOY (Students: 47, Location: 36811 N PIMA RD, Grades: PK-KG)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Carefree: Desert Foothills Amphitheater (A), Cave Creek Guard Station (B), Desert Forest Golf Course (C), Boulders Golf Course (D), Rural / Metro Fire Department Station 821 Carefree Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Los Portales Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Carefree include: Christ Episcopal Church (A), Christ the Lord Lutheran Church (B), Our Lady of Joy Roman Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cave Creek Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Carefree include: Carefree Sun Dial (1), Black Mountain Summit Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Carefree Resort & Villas (37220 North Mule Train Road), Boulders Resort & Club - Hotel Reservations & Restaurant- Administration & General Informa (34631 North Tom Darlington Drive), Carefree Resort and Villas (37220 Mule Train Road).

Court: Carefree Town - Municipal Court (100 Easy Street).

Maricopa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carefree and their reported violations in the past:

CAREFREE WATER COMPANY (Population served: 2,800, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2009)
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
Arizona:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

67.0%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.5%
Whole state:

7.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households
40 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Banks with branches in Carefree (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Carefree Branch at 37217 North Tom Darlington Dr, branch established on 1952/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • National Bank of Arizona: Carefree Branch at 7202 East Carefree Drive, branch established on 1999/03/16. Info updated 2008/09/11: Bank assets: $4,485.6 mil, Deposits: $3,731.3 mil, headquarters in Tucson, AZ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 73 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Carefree Court Branch at 36889 Tom Darlington, branch established on 1996/12/04. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Carefree:

Marital status in Carefree, AZ
  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Carefree:

  • High school or higher: 99.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Arizona average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Carefree
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Carefree, AZ (based on Maricopa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant534,4531,206
Catholic520,651100
Other312,574680
Mainline Protestant104,145241
Orthodox13,37924
Black Protestant6,27848
None2,325,637-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 501
Maricopa County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 60
Maricopa County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 219
Maricopa County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 768
Maricopa County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,264
Maricopa County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Maricopa County:

7.7%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.5%
State:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.8%
Arizona:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.8%
State:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Carefree:

53.8%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Carefree:

17.0%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.2%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Carefree:

6.8
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Carefree:

37.9%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Carefree:

58.0%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Carefree:

82.7%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Carefree, AZ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 4$14,181$42,5430$0
Other Government Administration 4$18,921$56,7630$0
Judicial and Legal 2$9,855$59,1300$0
Financial Administration 2$12,133$72,7980$0
Other and Unallocable 1$6,706$80,4721$2,384
Totals for Government 13$61,796$57,0421$2,384

Carefree government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $950,000 ($251.12)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,504,000 ($397.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,369,000 ($361.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,273,000 ($336.51)
    Regular Highways: $723,000 ($191.12)
    Financial Administration: $569,000 ($150.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $489,000 ($129.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $377,000 ($99.66)
    Central Staff Services: $154,000 ($40.71)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($16.65)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($2.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $85,000 ($22.47)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $442,000 ($116.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $115,000 ($30.40)
    Financial Administration: $27,000 ($7.14)
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000 ($6.87)
    General Public Building: $11,000 ($2.91)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,421,000 ($375.63)

Carefree government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $111,000 ($29.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $198,000 ($52.34)
    Fines and Forfeits: $135,000 ($35.69)
    Interest Earnings: $133,000 ($35.16)
    Rents: $77,000 ($20.35)
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000 ($3.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,516,000 ($665.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $863,000 ($228.13)
    Highways: $217,000 ($57.36)
    Other: $27,000 ($7.14)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,390,000 ($896.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $351,000 ($92.78)
    Other License: $351,000 ($92.78)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $18,000 ($4.76)

Carefree government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,135,000 ($828.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,625,000 ($693.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $510,000 ($134.81)

Carefree government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,418,000 ($2225.22)

5.34% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,566 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Arizona average:

6.11%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($830 average AGI)
Maricopa County:

0.06%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pinal County, AZ  0.36% ($45,480 average AGI)
from Pima County, AZ  0.21% ($47,643)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.20% ($58,566)


4.30% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($62,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
Arizona average:

5.15%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,581 average AGI)
Maricopa County:

0.07%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pinal County, AZ  0.44% ($45,912 average AGI)
to Pima County, AZ  0.15% ($47,813)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.14% ($55,176)
Businesses in Carefree, AZ
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hilton1
CVS1Lowe's1
Decora Cabinetry1MasterBrand Cabinets1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Carefree:

  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KFNN (1510 AM; 22 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKNT (960 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEM (1010 AM; 15 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES OF PHOENIX, INC.)
  • KTAR (620 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KGME (910 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFYI (550 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KASA (1540 AM; 10 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KASA RADIO HOGAR, INC.)
  • KAZG (1440 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSDALE, AZ; Owner: CACTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KXAM (1310 AM; 5 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: EMBEE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carefree:

  • KMLE (107.9 FM; CHANDLER, AZ; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNAI (88.3 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: NATIONAL FARM WORKERS SERVICE CENTER)
  • K205CI (88.9 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLNZ (103.5 FM; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K248AL (97.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ZORBA RESOURCES, INC.)
  • KBAQ (89.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KSLX-FM (100.7 FM; SCOTTSDALE, AZ; Owner: CACTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLT (98.7 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KZON (101.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKFR (92.3 FM; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KESZ (99.9 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOOL-FM (94.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNIX-FM (102.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUPD (97.9 FM; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: TEMPE RADIO, INC.)
  • K220GI (91.9 FM; CAMP VERDE, AZ; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJZZ (91.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KFLR-FM (90.3 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYOT-FM (95.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMXP (96.9 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZZP (104.7 FM; MESA, AZ; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Carefree:

  • KAET (Channel 8; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K55EH (Channel 55; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KAZT, L.L.C.)
  • K43GV (Channel 43; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: TELEVISION APOGEO DE PHOENIX, LLC)
Carefree fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Carefree fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$417,64033$435,50498$354,7762$372,37526$386,681
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$05$572,79612$371,4071$95,8402$549,165
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$135,6806$598,76540$486,7152$286,37511$379,905
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$05$454,76818$369,4871$214,1203$472,120
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$281,4604$385,3630$01$271,110

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0304.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$385,110
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$124,590
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0304.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Carefree, AZ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Carefree, AZ - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carefree, AZ
  • 57.6%Utility gas
  • 38.2%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carefree, AZ
  • 81.9%Electricity
  • 18.1%Utility gas


Carefree compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Carefree on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Greece (population 500+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #6 (85262) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #94 (85262) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Greek first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Frederick P. Layman (13)
  • James F. Petrone (5)
  • Fredrick P. Layman (3)
  • James P. Williams, Jr. (3)
  • Frank C. Hoppensteadt (3)
  • Juergen T. Nick (2)
  • Scott Sperl (2)
  • Scott M. Weller (1)
  • Marie France Caire (1)
  • Serge Venezia (1)

Total of 43 patent applications in 2008-2020.