Carefree, Arizona

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Population in 2013: 3,487 (83% urban, 17% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.1%
 
Males: 1,733  (49.7%)
Females: 1,754  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  60.2 years
Arizona median age:  33.8 years

Zip codes: 85262, 85266, 85331, 85377.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $74,225 (it was $88,702 in 2000)
Carefree:

$74,225
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $61,487 (it was $62,433 in 2000)

Carefree town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $564,225 (it was $410,900 in 2000)
Carefree:

$564,225
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $820,773; Detached houses: $891,589; Townhouses or other attached units: $450,974; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $192,062; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $250,866; Mobile homes: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $974.

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  • White alone - 3,145 (93.5%)
  • Hispanic - 98 (2.9%)
  • Asian alone - 55 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 36 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 17 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carefree: 97.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.2%), English (15.7%), United States (8.3%), Norwegian (6.2%), Italian (4.5%), Polish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1984

Elevation: 2395 feet

Land area: 8.85 square miles.

Population density: 394 people per square mile   (very low).

Carefree,AZ real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Carefree:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carefree town:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

310 residents are foreign born (5.8% Europe, 3.7% North America).

This town:  8.9%
Arizona:  13.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,656 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,256 (0.5%)

Carefree satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 66 buildings, average cost: $238,600
  • 1998: 72 buildings, average cost: $270,300
  • 1999: 63 buildings, average cost: $293,700
  • 2000: 56 buildings, average cost: $269,200
  • 2001: 63 buildings, average cost: $263,100
  • 2002: 38 buildings, average cost: $364,000
  • 2003: 71 buildings, average cost: $298,300
  • 2004: 80 buildings, average cost: $376,500
  • 2005: 44 buildings, average cost: $457,600
  • 2006: 30 buildings, average cost: $627,300
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $562,200
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $588,800
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $2,271,700
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $690,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $564,900
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $507,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.82 N, Longitude: 111.92 W

Carefree household income distribution Carefree home values distribution

Property values in Carefree, AZ

Carefree tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1,256 (+75.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (26%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (22%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Top executives (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Air transportation workers (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Carefree: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Carefree, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 Carefree 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 (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 183. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

183
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.362. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.362
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 18.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.0
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.35
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 34.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.98. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.98
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.1%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Carefree, Arizona:

  • The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa, 34631 N Tom Darlington Rd, Carefree, AZ 85377 , Phone: (480) 488-9009, Fax: (480) 488-4118
  • Carefree Resort & Villas, 37220 Mule Train Rd, Carefree, AZ 85377 , Phone: (480) 488-5300, Fax: (480) 595-3777
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Carefree, Arizona

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Carefree travel time to work - commute Carefree mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Solar energy (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Carefree town (based on Maricopa County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.73%
Here: 39.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionJewishAssemblies of God
Adherents43.4%12.6%6.3%4.9%4.7%
Congregations5.9%24.2%8.1%1.3%5.7%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church Charismatic Churches Independent Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents4.2%2.7%2.1%1.9%17.2%
Congregations3.7%3.2%1.0%1.8%45.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 501
Maricopa County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 60
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Here:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Maricopa County:

22.5%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.8%
State:

14.2%
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
Financial Administration 2$12,133$72,7980$0
Other Government Administration 4$18,921$56,7630$0
Judicial and Legal 2$9,855$59,1300$0
Streets and Highways 4$14,181$42,5430$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 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,449,000 ($702.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,845,000 ($529.11)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $535,000 ($153.43)
    Financial Administration: $425,000 ($121.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $318,000 ($91.20)
    Central Staff Services: $309,000 ($88.61)
    Police Protection: $306,000 ($87.75)
    Housing & Community Development: $284,000 ($81.45)
    Health Services - Other: $60,000 ($17.21)
    Parks & Recreation: $56,000 ($16.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $558,000 ($160.02)

Carefree government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $23,000 ($6.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $275,000 ($78.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $171,000 ($49.04)
    Interest Earnings: $120,000 ($34.41)
    Rents: $11,000 ($3.15)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($0.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $512,000 ($146.83)
    Highways: $181,000 ($51.91)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,833,000 ($525.67)
    NEC: $631,000 ($180.96)
    Property: $97,000 ($27.82)
    Public Utilities: $37,000 ($10.61)

Carefree government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,309,000 ($948.95)

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($605 average AGI)
Maricopa County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pinal County, AZ  0.51% ($44,215 average AGI)
from Pima County, AZ  0.19% ($38,204)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($40,202)


4.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,651 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($898 average AGI)
Maricopa County:

0.08%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pinal County, AZ  0.42% ($38,492 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.18% ($37,819)
to Pima County, AZ  0.14% ($34,939)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Carefree, Arizona:
  • Fatal accident count: 14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 17
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Arizona average:
  • Fatal accident count: 276
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 440
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 101
  • Fatalities: 298
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 783
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 50
See more detailed statistics of Carefree fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Carefree)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Humbolt Mountain (Lat: 33.982806 Lon: -111.798472), Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: KON253
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.090 MHz, 159.090 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/08/2012, Expiration Date: 08/12/2022
    Registrant: County Of Maricopa, 3324 W. Gibson Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85009, Phone: (602) 506-5264, Fax: (602) 506-4753, Email:
  • 68th St & Carefree Dr (Lat: 33.817250 Lon: -111.932917), Call Sign: WXB985
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/1998, Expiration Date: 03/30/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/29/2003
    Registrant: Desert Foothills Medical Center, Carefree, AZ 85377
  • At End Of Up Down Dr By Water Tank Atop Black Mountain (Lat: 33.804194 Lon: -111.916528), Call Sign: KNEV998, Licensee ID: L00008577
    Assigned Frequencies: 853.237 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/01/2000, Expiration Date: 01/10/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/18/2006
    Registrant: Sunbird Security & Management Inc, Carefree, AZ 85377, Phone: (602) 488-2785
  • 39025 N Silver Saddle Dr (Lat: 33.840028 Lon: -111.891250), Type: Tank, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPJX562, Licensee ID: L00007901
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.456 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/05/1996, Expiration Date: 12/05/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Certifier: Ed Everett
    Registrant: Carefree Water Company Inc, Carefree, AZ 85377, Phone: (602) 488-9100
  • Lat: 33.823361 Lon: -111.899306, Call Sign: WPSY638
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.700 MHz, 457.700 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/29/2011, Expiration Date: 08/08/2021, Certifier: Trevor Monreal
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 36201 Pima Rd (Lat: 33.809889 Lon: -111.891111), Type: Tank, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPUI576
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.456 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2012, Expiration Date: 03/12/2022, Certifier: Stancey Francom
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Carefree)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

64 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Carefree)
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Businesses in Carefree, AZ
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hilton1
CVS1Lowe's1
Decora Cabinetry1MasterBrand Cabinets1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1

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