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Paradise Valley
Paradise Valley is best described as the"Beverly Hills" of Arizona. There are several reasons why homeowners find the real estate in this city so desirable. First is how centrally located the city is to the airport, shopping and numerous restaurants and entertainment. Second, the town was originally zoned years ago minimum 1 acre lots which gives homeowners a feel similar to living in the country. Third are the spectualar views of Camelback or Mummary Mountain which often are in one's backyard. Below is some statistical information about this wondeful and extremely desirable city.

About Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley is a town located in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 13,664. Despite the town's relatively small area and population compared to other cities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Paradise Valley is home to twelve resorts, making it one of Arizona's premiere tourist destinations. It has prime real estate, with a median resale value at $1.2 million, with many exceeding $5 million and some over $15 million.

It should not be confused with the neighborhood in northeast Phoenix of the same name. For instance, Paradise Valley Community College, Paradise Valley High School, Paradise Valley Hospital, Paradise Valley Mall, and Paradise Valley Golf Course are all located several miles to the north, in Phoenix - a considerable distance from the town that actually bears their name.

Paradise Valley is often considered to be an extension of Scottsdale, another area with a wealthy reputation. Paradise Valley residents attend schools in the Scottsdale Unified School District. There is a Paradise Valley Unified School District, and it is one of the largest in the state, though like many other institutions with PV's name it operates in Phoenix.

Geography

Paradise Valley is located at 33°32'41" North, 111°57'23" West (33.544596, -111.956451). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.1 km2 (15.5 mi2). None of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 13,664 people, 5,034 households, and 4,163 families residing in the town. The population density is 340.4/km2 (881.7/mi2). There are 5,499 housing units at an average density of 137.0/km2 (354.8/mi2). The racial makeup of the town is 95.60% White, 0.73% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 2.02% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 2.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,034 households out of which 33.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.1% are married couples living together, 4.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% are non-families. 13.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.71 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the town the population is spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 35.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $150,228, and the median income for a family is $164,811. Males have a median income of $100,000 versus $52,302 for females. The per capita income for the town is $81,290. 2.5% of the population and 1.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.5% of those under the age of 18 and 2.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.