LIVING IN PHOENIX

Phoenix is a very large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 1,563,025 people and 359 constituent neighborhoods, Phoenix is the largest community in Arizona.

Phoenix is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Phoenix is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Phoenix who work in office and administrative support (14.54%), sales jobs (11.69%), and management occupations (9.09%).

Also of interest is that Phoenix has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The overall education level of Phoenix is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.72% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor’s degree.

The per capita income in Phoenix in 2010 was $24,231, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,924 for a family of four. However, Phoenix contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Phoenix is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Phoenix home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Phoenix residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Phoenix also has a sizable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 41.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Phoenix include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Phoenix’s cultural character, accounting for 20.03% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Phoenix is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.

LIVING IN SCOTTSDALE

Scottsdale is a relatively large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 236,839 people and 60 constituent neighborhoods, Scottsdale is the sixth largest community in Arizona.

Scottsdale home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Scottsdale real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Scottsdale is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Scottsdale is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scottsdale who work in sales jobs (16.58%), management occupations (16.23%), and office and administrative support (11.50%).

Also of interest is that Scottsdale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.63% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Scottsdale, you’ll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Scottsdale is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.18% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Scottsdale in 2010 was $52,220, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,880 for a family of four. However, Scottsdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Scottsdale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Scottsdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scottsdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Scottsdale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Scottsdale include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Scottsdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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