Scottsdale is located in Arizona. Scottsdale, Arizona has a population of 236,839.
The median household income in Scottsdale, Arizona is $72,455. The median household income for the surrounding county is $53,689 compared to the national median of $53,482. The median age of people living in Scottsdale is 46.1 years.
The average high temperature in July is 104.2 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 41.4 degrees. The average rainfall is approximately 10.8 inches per year, with 0 inches of snow per year. No weather information available.
Located in the eastern part of Maricopa County, adjacent to Phoenix, Scottsdale has grown from a tiny farming cluster of 2,000 people in the early 1950s into a top-rated travel destination. This sophisticated and cultured city is a great place to browse an eclectic mix of Southwest and contemporary art galleries, shop for the trendiest fashions, and sample scrumptious cuisine served up at sidewalk cafes and five star restaurants. Take in one of many museums, art exhibits, or performances by the Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra. Voted the Most Livable City by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 1993, Scottsdale continues to be ranked among the top cities in the country for raising children and for retiring. Punctuated by a 7.5 mile greenbelt offering endless recreational opportunities like fishing and tennis, Scottsdale is the winter home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. Although there is a lot of wealth in Scottsdale, evidenced by some of the most beautiful and expensive resorts and homes in the country, there are also modest and well-manicured middle class neighborhoods.
Activities and Attractions
More than seven million people visit Scottsdale each year to see many outstanding attractions. From luxurious resorts and championship golf to health spas and vibrant arts, Scottsdale has it all. More than 100 art galleries offer a representation of media with appeal for every connoisseur and collector. The Heard Museum is internationally recognized for its collection of Native American artifacts and fine art. Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark and one of that architect's greatest achievements. In addition to hosting numerous art and music festivals each year, Scottsdale is the home of the San Francisco Giants during Spring training.