Top 10 Wealthiest Cities in Phoenix Arizona Metro

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Have you wondered about the top 10 cities in the Phoenix metro area that are the wealthiest? Well we do not know about the per city median accumulated net worth through inheritance or hard work but we can see the income by individual, household and family which is usually a good indicator. 


This chart shows income from around Arizona, however if you look just at cities in Maricopa County, they rank in this order (income per capita):


1. Paradise Valley

2. Carefreee

3. Rio Verde

4. Scottsdale

5. Cave Creek

6. Litchfield Park

7. Sun Lakes

8.  Fountain Hills

9. Sun City West

10. Sun City

11. New River (almost tied with Sun City)


Note, Scottsdale has among the highest incomes and some incredible homes but is ranked fourth as it is a larger city and the higher incomes are averaged in with strong middle class elements. Some of the smaller cities in population have a smaller middle class yet a very affluent base, like Paradise Valley, Carefree and Rio Verde. Note, three cities have a strong 55+ age group of age restricted communities with still strong income not to mention accumulated wealth (Sun Lakes, Sun City West and Sun City). All of these are in the top 10.


Note, Phoenix did not make the list because it is so large and has multples of high, middle and low income areas. However, pockets of Phoenix along Camelback Mountain, Arcadia, Biltmore and north central along the Camelback Corridor are very affluent. Other areas of the Valley such as Litchfield Park, Gold Canyon, Red Mountain in Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler and Ahwatukee have very high income and wealth communities.


Rank Place County Per Capita
Median House-
hold Income
Median Family
Population Number of
1 Paradise Valley Maricopa County $81,290 $150,228 $164,811 13,664 5,034 Phoenix–Mesa, AZ
2 Carefree Maricopa County $62,433 $95,992 $97,490 2,927 1,389 Phoenix–Mesa, AZ
3 Rio Verde Maricopa County $58,783 $86,248 $96,909 1,419 761 Phoenix–Mesa, AZ
4 Scottsdale Maricopa County $49,158 $57,484 $73,846 202,205 90,669 Phoenix–Mesa, AZ
5 Tubac Santa Cruz County $46,643 $39,444 $59,375 949 481  
6 Catalina Foothills Pima County $42,006 $65,657 $82,675 53,794 23,948 Tucson, AZ
7 Cave Creek Maricopa County $38,070 $59,938 $76,549 3,728 1,571 Phoenix–Mesa, AZ
8 Litchfield Park Maricopa County $37,793 $71,875 $84,691 3,810 1,508 Phoenix—Mesa, AZ
9 Tanque Verde Pima County $36,467 $80,530 $84,228 16,195 5,810 Tucson, AZ
10 Gold Camp Pinal County $35,010 $57,705 $60,438 6,029 2,785 Phoenix—Mesa, AZ
11 Sun Lakes Maricopa County $33,394 $43,634 $50,333 11,936 6,683 Phoenix—Mesa, AZ
12 Fountain Hills Maricopa County $32,230 $61,619 $68,185 20,235 8,653 Phoenix—Mesa, AZ
13 Sun City West Maricopa County $32,049 $43,347 $49,396 26,344 14,997 Phoenix—Mesa, AZ
14 Sedona Coconino and Yavapai counties $31,350 $44,042 $52,659 10,192 4,928 Flagstaff, AZ—UT
15 Green Valley Pima County $31,138 $40,213 $48,369 17,283 9,995 Tucson, AZ
16 Oro Valley Pima County $31,134 $61,037 $67,563 29,700 12,249 Tucson, AZ
17 Williamson Yavapai County $30,232 $47,182 $51,983 3,776 1,558  
18 Big Park Yavapai County $30,026 $38,477 $46,268 5,245 2,560  
19 Queen Valley Pinal County $28,886 $43,188 $44,213 820 417 Phoenix—Mesa, AZ
20 Corona de Tucson Pima County $28,304 $52,813 $61,375 813 376 Tucson, AZ
21 Elgin Santa Cruz County $27,909 $64,167 $66,250 309 123  
22 Sonoita Santa Cruz County $27,312 $51,310 $58,571 826 358  
23 Sun City Maricopa County $25,935 $32,508 $40,464 38,309 23,490 Phoenix—Mesa, AZ
24 New River Maricopa County $25,932 $62,307 $68,604 10,740 3,921 Phoenix—Mesa, AZ

Data composed through US Census by Wikepedia


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Good morning, Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI I would have expected the income levels at a higher figure....surprised...

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