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Sun Lakes
  • Suburb of Phoenix, AZ

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade C
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade C
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade C

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Sun Lakes is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 14,473. Sun Lakes is in Maricopa County. Living in Sun Lakes offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sun Lakes there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Sun Lakes and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sun Lakes are highly rated.

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About Sun Lakes...
Population
14,473

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$272,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,450
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    No data available  
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    No data available  
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    No data available  
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    No data available  
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    No data available  
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No data available  
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    0%
  • 10-17 years
    0%
  • 18-24 years
    0%
  • 25-34 years
    1%
  • 35-44 years
    2%
  • 45-54 years
    3%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    80%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

Working in Sun Lakes

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,779
National
$62,843

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