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Scottsdale is a city in Maricopa County, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area.

The community was named for Army Chaplain Winfield Scott, who settled here in 1888.

The latitude of Scottsdale is 33.509N. The longitude is -111.898W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,257 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 217,989.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$57,484
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Scottsdale demographic reports
Scottsdale is in the Sonoran Desert at the base of the McDowell Mountains.
Frank Lloyd Wright founded the Taliesin West architectural school here.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 493. The number of murders and homicides was 7. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1987 movie, "Raising Arizona"
· 1992 movie, "Wayne's World"
Census 2000 highlights: Among major American cities, ranked No. 9 in percentage population age 65 or older (16.7%)
Well-known residents have included:
· Maureen O'Sullivan, actress
· Meghann Shaughnessy, tennis player
· Catherine Hicks, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Festival of the West - March 16-18, 2007
  • McDowell Mountain Music Festival - April 27-28, 2007
  • Paradise Valley Jazz Party - May 26-27, 2007
  • Phoenix Film Festival - April 12-19, 2007
  • Scottsdale International Film Festival - Oct. 5-9, 2007
  • Festival of Greece - Nov. 2-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Scottsdale web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Four Seasons Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt
Sports teams: AZL Giants (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Taliesin West, Scottsdale Historical Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Sharlot Hall Museum
Colleges and universities: Scottsdale Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 102

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Scottsdale demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Maricopa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Phoenix area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85260 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Scottsdale residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Scottsdale ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Scottsdale was $39,158, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

44% of Scottsdale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Scottsdale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $759.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,494.


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Libraries in Scottsdale include Arabian Library, Civic Center Library, Mustang Library, Palomino Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Scottsdale include East Valley Tribune

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Politics

Maricopa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Scottsdale political report.

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Restaurants

Scottsdale restaurants taking online reservations include Arcadia Farms, Barcelona - Scottsdale, Bloom - Scottsdale, Bobby's, Cafe Zu Zu - Valley Ho Resort, Caleo Cafe, Capital Grille - Scottsdale, Don & Charlie's, Eddie V's - DC Ranch, J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn - Chaparral ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Scottsdale workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 51 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Scottsdale between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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