Paradise Valley, Arizona

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Population in 2017: 14,293 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.6%
 
Males: 7,244  (50.7%)
Females: 7,049  (49.3%)
Median resident age:

54.3 years
Arizona median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 85016, 85018, 85028, 85250, 85253.

Paradise Valley Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: over $200,000 (it was $150,228 in 2000)
Paradise Valley:

over $200,000
AZ:

$56,581

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $116,471 (it was $81,290 in 2000)

Paradise Valley town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was $726,400 in 2000)
Paradise Valley:

over $1,000,000
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: $1,963.

March 2019 cost of living index in Paradise Valley: 103.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.2%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.7% for Black residents, 5.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Paradise Valley, AZ (2017)
    • 12,13283.3%White alone
    • 9186.3%Hispanic
    • 8415.8%Asian alone
    • 2711.9%Two or more races
    • 1010.7%Other race alone
    • 620.4%Black alone
    • 300.2%American Indian alone

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

Crime rates in Paradise Valley by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(23.1)
3
(22.8)
1
(7.5)
5
(36.0)
5
(35.3)
2
(13.7)
1
(6.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(20.2)
3
(19.8)
1
(6.9)
1
(6.6)
7
(46.2)
4
(27.2)
2
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.4)
1
(7.1)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(47.2)
11
(72.8)
6
(41.1)
8
(52.9)
6
(39.6)
7
(47.6)
5
(38.5)
4
(30.4)
12
(90.3)
9
(64.8)
3
(21.2)
3
(20.5)
1
(6.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
233
(1,572)
202
(1,337)
204
(1,398)
237
(1,566)
227
(1,499)
172
(1,169)
195
(1,500)
129
(979.0)
63
(474.2)
75
(540.1)
57
(402.7)
63
(430.7)
46
(316.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
143
(965.0)
124
(820.4)
124
(849.7)
101
(667.4)
85
(561.4)
99
(672.8)
104
(799.9)
119
(903.1)
146
(1,099)
126
(907.4)
168
(1,187)
155
(1,060)
141
(971.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(108.0)
15
(99.2)
24
(164.5)
13
(85.9)
15
(99.1)
8
(54.4)
3
(23.1)
8
(60.7)
6
(45.2)
7
(50.4)
7
(49.5)
4
(27.3)
9
(62.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(27.0)
2
(13.2)
1
(6.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
1
(7.5)
1
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)183.6154.8155.3155.7162.4130.8169.6164.1104.8124.2114.291.874.9

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City-data.com crime index in Paradise Valley, AZ

Crime rate in Paradise Valley detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 42 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Arizona average:

1.77
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Paradise Valley, AZ City Guides:

Ancestries: English (10.0%), German (10.0%), Irish (8.1%), Italian (8.0%), American (7.0%), European (4.9%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1961

Elevation: 1340 feet

Land area: 15.5 square miles.

Population density: 922 people per square mile   (low).

Paradise Valley, Arizona map

1,726 residents are foreign born (3.4% Europe, 2.3% North America, 2.2% Asia).

This town:

11.8%
Arizona:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $7,346 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $8,050 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scottsdale, AZ (4.7 miles , pop. 202,705).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (7.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Scottsdale, AZ (2.2 miles ),
Phoenix, AZ (2.6 miles ),
Salt River, AZ (3.1 miles ),
Tempe, AZ (3.3 miles ),
Guadalupe, AZ (3.5 miles ),
Fountain Hills, AZ (3.7 miles ),
Glendale, AZ (3.8 miles ),
Mesa, AZ (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 33.54 N, Longitude: 111.96 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -294 (-2.0%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,185 (18.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Paradise Valley, AZ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Paradise Valley, AZ in 2017

Property values in Paradise Valley, AZ

Paradise Valley satellite photo by USGS

Paradise Valley tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Arizona:

4.6%
Historical population in Paradise Valley, AZ
Historical housing units in Paradise Valley, AZ

Population change in the 1990s: +1,582 (+13.1%).
Most common industries in Paradise Valley, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.2%)
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (19.4%)
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.2%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Educational services (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Paradise Valley, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Top executives (9.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Lawyers (6.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (14.3%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (10.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.2%)
  • Lawyers (9.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.8%)
  • Other financial specialists (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Art and design workers (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.8%)

Average climate in Paradise Valley, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Paradise Valley, Arizona environmental map by EPA

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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 158. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

158
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.359. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.359
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 15.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
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 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.600
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 32.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.84
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Paradise Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 423% 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 266.5 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 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 217.2 miles away from Paradise Valley center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 265.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 228.3 miles away from Paradise Valley 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 219.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 414.9 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).
Paradise Valley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Paradise Valley:

  • SCOTTSDALE HEALTHCARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; SCOTTSDALE, AZ)
  • SCOTTSDALE HOSPICE OF VALLEY (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SCOTTSDALE, AZ)
  • ATLANTIC HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; SCOTTSDALE, AZ)
  • SOLARI HOSPICE CARE, LLC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; PHOENIX, AZ)
  • FOCUS CARE OF ARIZONA, LLC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; PHOENIX, AZ)
  • VISTACARE OF ARIZONA (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SCOTTSDALE, AZ)
  • SCOTTSDALE DIALYSIS CENTER (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SCOTTSDALE, AZ)

Amtrak stations near Paradise Valley:

  • 9 miles: PHOENIX AIRPORT (PHOENIX, TERMINAL 2) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: PHOENIX NORTHWEST (PHOENIX, 8101 BLACK CANYON FWY.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, call for taxi service.
  • 10 miles: PHOENIX (401 W. HARRISON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paradise Valley:

  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale (about 5 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,123)
  • Scottsdale Community College (about 5 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • Arizona State University-Skysong (about 6 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,445)
  • Anthem College-Phoenix (about 7 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,081)
  • GateWay Community College (about 7 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,414)
  • Paradise Valley Community College (about 9 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,259)
  • Arizona State University-Tempe (about 9 miles; Tempe, AZ; FT enrollment: 45,951)

Private high school in Paradise Valley:

  • PHOENIX COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 722, Location: 3901 E STANFORD DR, Grades: PK-12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Paradise Valley:

  • CHRIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 167, Location: 4015 E LINCOLN DR, Grades: PK-1)
  • DESERT VIEW LEARNING CENTER (Students: 102, Location: 4027 E LINCOLN DR, Grades: KG-4)
See full list of schools located in Paradise Valley

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Paradise Valley: Camelback Country Club Golf Course (A), Paradise Valley Country Club (B), Paradise Valley Racquet Club (C), Mummy Mountain Observatory (D), Paradise Valley Town Hall (E), Paradise Valley Municipal Court (F), Phoenix Fire Department Paradise Valley Station 92 (G), Phoenix Fire Department Paradise Valley Station 91 (H), Paradise Valley Police Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Paradise Valley include: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (A), First Southern Baptist Church of Scottsdale (B), Christ Church of the Ascension (C), Camelback Bible Church (D), Calvary Church of the Valley (E), Ascension Lutheran Church (F), The Episcopal Parish of Saint Barnabas on the Desert (G), Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (H), Palo Cristi Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Bend Wash (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Temple Beth Israel (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 10460 North 56th Street), Sonoran College Prep (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 6431 East Sierra Vista Drive), Cosanti Originals Inc (6433 East Doubletree Ranch Road), Paolo Soleri Associates Inc (6433 East Doubletree Ranch Road).

Hotels: Marriott's Mountain Shadows Resort (5641 East Lincoln Drive), Millinneum Resort Scottsdale McCormick Ranch (7401 N. Scottsdale Road), JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa (5402 East Lincoln Drive), Marriott Mountain Shadows Resort (5641 East Lincoln Drive), Hermosa Inn (5532 North Palo Cristi Road), LONS at the Hermosa (5532 North Palo Cristi Road), Homewood Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale (9880 North Scottsdale Road), Garden Terrace Dining Room at D Hotel LA Psda RSRT (4949 East Lincoln Drive), Doubletree Hotel LA Posada Resort Scottsdale (4949 East Lincoln Drive).

Court: Paradise Valley Town - Municipal Court (6401 East Lincoln Drive).

Birthplace of: Billy Graham (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, Steve Bush - 2005 NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, born: Jul 4, 1974), Nick Lewis - College basketball player (San Diego Toreros).

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 Paradise Valley and their reported violations in the past:

JOSHUA VALLEY WATER COMPANY (Address: 5219 N CASA BLANCA DR , Population served: 965, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2009)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2008)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 9 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Arizona:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

81.7%
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
18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
13 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Paradise Valley:

Marital status in Paradise Valley, AZ
  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 70.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

For population 25 years and over in Paradise Valley:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 73.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 39.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Arizona average:

12.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paradise Valley, 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
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

7.7%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.5%
Arizona:

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

14.8%
Arizona:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

56.6%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Paradise Valley:

55.4%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.0
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Paradise Valley:

19.3%
Arizona:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.1%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Paradise Valley:

7.0
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.3%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Paradise Valley:

60.5%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Paradise Valley:

78.2%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Paradise Valley, AZ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 27$203,042$90,2410$0
Streets and Highways 15$77,620$62,0960$0
Other and Unallocable 10$58,120$69,7440$0
Other Government Administration 8$59,003$88,5050$0
Judicial and Legal 7$43,794$75,0751$2,370
Police - Other 7$31,372$53,7810$0
Financial Administration 6$39,901$79,8020$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 80$512,852$76,9281$2,370

Paradise Valley government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,582,000 ($530.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,360,000 ($165.12)
    Regular Highways: $2,076,000 ($145.25)
    Sewerage: $1,915,000 ($133.98)
    General - Other: $1,424,000 ($99.63)
    Central Staff Services: $1,159,000 ($81.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,111,000 ($77.73)
    Financial Administration: $886,000 ($61.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $470,000 ($32.88)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $105,000 ($7.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $425,000 ($29.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,150,000 ($150.42)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,974,000 ($487.93)

Paradise Valley government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,051,000 ($143.50)
    Other: $1,022,000 ($71.50)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $253,000 ($17.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $802,000 ($56.11)
    Rents: $325,000 ($22.74)
    Interest Earnings: $200,000 ($13.99)
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000 ($1.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,609,000 ($182.54)
    Highways: $642,000 ($44.92)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,627,000 ($743.51)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,055,000 ($73.81)
    Other License: $1,022,000 ($71.50)

Paradise Valley government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,995,000 ($839.22)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,370,000 ($725.53)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,625,000 ($113.69)

Paradise Valley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,900,000 ($202.90)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,139,000 ($1618.90)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,511,000 ($455.54)

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 Paradise Valley, AZ

  • Staples: 1
  • UPS: 2

Strongest AM radio stations in Paradise Valley:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Paradise Valley:

  • KHOT-FM (105.9 FM; PARADISE VALLEY, AZ; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KPHF (88.3 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K248AL (97.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ZORBA RESOURCES, INC.)
  • KSLX-FM (100.7 FM; SCOTTSDALE, AZ; Owner: CACTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLT (98.7 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KKFR (92.3 FM; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KZON (101.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KFLR-FM (90.3 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJZZ (91.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • 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.)
  • KDKB (93.3 FM; MESA, AZ; Owner: MESA RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Paradise Valley:

  • KAET (Channel 8; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K55EH (Channel 55; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KAZT, L.L.C.)
  • KPHO-TV (Channel 5; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KTVK (Channel 3; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KTVK, INC.)
  • KPPX (Channel 51; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: AMERICA 51, L.P.)
  • KUTP (Channel 45; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPNX (Channel 12; MESA, AZ; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSAZ-TV (Channel 10; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KSAZ LICENSE, INC.)
  • K23BY (Channel 23; SCOTTSDALE, AZ; Owner: KAZT, L.L.C.)
  • KASW (Channel 61; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KASW-TV, INC.)
  • K25DM (Channel 25; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KDMA CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • K43GV (Channel 43; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: TELEVISION APOGEO DE PHOENIX, LLC)
  • KNXV-TV (Channel 15; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTVW-TV (Channel 33; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KTVW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • K53GF (Channel 53; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: SPANISH INDEPENDENT BROADCAST NETWORK, LLC)
  • KDRX-CA (Channel 48; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: NBC TELEMUNDO PHOENIX, INC.)
  • K57HX (Channel 57; MESA, AZ; Owner: KAZT, L.L.C.)
  • KFPH-CA (Channel 39; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: TELEFUTURA PARTNERSHIP OF PHOENIX)
  • KTVP-LP (Channel 64; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAZT-CA (Channel 27; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KAZT, L.L.C.)
  • KDTP (Channel 39; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: COMMUNITY TELEVISION EDUCATORS, INC.)
  • KPAZ-TV (Channel 21; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF ARIZONA, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Paradise Valley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.7mTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 65,280Total average daily traffic
  • 1,548Total average daily truck traffic
  • 65,330Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 partial tracts)
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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$291,240125$1,108,826423$667,0699$553,45841$943,1001$330,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$013$1,084,21251$619,3322$1,187,0056$661,2620$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$214,07038$1,232,198181$1,064,9196$1,044,02519$1,284,4140$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$143,04025$1,233,24368$837,9275$840,1463$315,9200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$07$1,430,63327$609,9371$196,1203$429,6230$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1050.01 , 1050.02, 1051.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$111,4700$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$376,3500$01$641,230
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$195,3300$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1050.01 , 1050.02, 1051.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Paradise Valley, AZ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Paradise Valley, AZ - Value
Most common first names in Paradise Valley, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12475.5 years
Robert11272.5 years
William9673.9 years
Helen8281.8 years
Mary7680.5 years
Dorothy7077.6 years
Charles6578.2 years
James6573.5 years
George6476.9 years
Ruth5278.8 years
Most common last names in Paradise Valley, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller3681.5 years
Smith3475.2 years
Johnson3276.1 years
Jones2177.2 years
Thomas1779.2 years
Williams1774.4 years
Brown1680.7 years
Peterson1575.2 years
Murphy1370.1 years
Olson1278.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paradise Valley, AZ
  • 53.9%Utility gas
  • 44.3%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paradise Valley, AZ
  • 63.0%Electricity
  • 37.0%Utility gas


Paradise Valley compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Paradise Valley on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of elementary and middle school students in private schools (1,000+ students)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of high school students in private schools (500+ students)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having professional degrees (population 500+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of robberies per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 (85016) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
  • #26 (85016) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #26 (85253) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #30 (85253) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #36 (85253) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #41 (85253) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #51 (85016) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most medium-big companies in 2005 (at least 100 employees)"
  • #55 (85253) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #67 (85253) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #96 (85253) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (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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