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The Hohokam people were the first known inhabitants of what is now known as Scottsdale. They dug complex irrigation canals that allowed the area to agriculturally thrive. In 1888, U.S. Army Chaplain Winfield Scott purchased a small area of land – 640 acres for $3.50. The Scott family named the town Orangedale after its abundance of citrus groves. The name was later changed to Scottsdale after its founder in 1951 when it was incorporated. Today, Scottsdale is a large city in Maricopa County, AZ. At the time of its incorporation, the population was only 2,000 people.

Scottsdale has a population of about 219,900. The city is 184 square miles, almost all of it land. The median age of residents is about 45 and 53% of residents are married. About 37% of residents have children; 21% of its population is below the age of 18. The average household size is 2.2 people. There are about 100,00 households in Scottsdale, about 60,000 of which are homes to families. About 47% of its population is single. There are about about 42,000 non-family households. 90% of Queen Creek residents are white, about 2% are black, about 4% are asian, and about 1% are Native American. 9% of residents claim hispanic ethnicity, meaning 91% are non-hispanic.

The median home price in Scottsdale is $384,900. Home appreciation is about 19% over the last year. The median age of real estate here is 24 years. 56% of homes are owned, while renters make up about 25% of the population. 20% of houses and apartments are unoccupied. Vacant vacation homes make up about 11% of unoccupied housing. The median household income is about $72,200. The unemployment rate in Scottsdale is 4.3%, about 2% less than the national average. The cost of living in Scottsdale is 40% higher than the national average. The average work commute time is 22 minutes, which is on par with than the national average. 77% of commuters drive their own car alone, 7% carpool with others, 10% work from home, 2% walk, 1% ride a bicycle, and 2% take public transit.

The New York Times described downtown Scottsdale as “a desert version of Miami’s South Beach” and as having “plenty of late night partying and a buzzing hotel scene.” Notable attractions include museums, outdoor recreation, and shopping centers. Scottsdale is bordered by Phoenix on the west.

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      Scottsdale Schools

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      480-484-5600
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      PK-8
      480-484-3200
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      PK-5
      480-484-1100
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      PK-5
      480-484-7300
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      PK-5
      480-484-1700
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      PK-5
      480-484-3100
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      PK-5
      480-900-1858
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      KG-4
      480-484-2600
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      PK-5
      480-488-9362
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      KG-6
      480-484-4000
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      PK-5
      602-449-6500
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      KG-6
      480-575-2900
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      PK-6
      480-575-2100
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      PK-6
      602-449-6600
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      PK-6
      480-484-2400
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      EE-5
      480-484-1800
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      PK-5
      480-484-1400
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      PK-8
      480-484-2800
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      PK-5
      602-449-6700
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      KG-8
      480-484-3800
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      PK-5
      480-484-5800
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      PK-8
      480-484-6897
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      KG-12
      480-575-2042
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      KG-12
      480-900-1858
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      KG-4
      480-860-4330
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      KG-8
      480-767-8659
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      KG-12
      480-860-0488
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      PK-TKG
      480-991-9141
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      KG-8
      480-874-2326
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      PK-8
      480-948-3606
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      PK-TKG
      480-502-6878
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      PK-8
      480-991-6440
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      PK-5
      480-451-3130
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      PK-1
      480-991-6705
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      KG-8
      480-874-3720
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      KG-8
      480-947-9441
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      KG-12
      623-979-6500
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      KG-8
      480-451-7500
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      4-12
      480-484-1100
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      PK-5
      480-484-5600
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      PK-8
      480-484-1700
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      PK-5
      480-484-7300
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      PK-5
      480-484-3200
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      PK-5
      480-484-4600
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      480-484-5500
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      480-484-4400
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      6-8
      480-484-3100
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      PK-5
      480-900-1858
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      480-484-2600
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      PK-5
      480-488-9362
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      KG-6
      480-484-1400
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      PK-8
      480-484-2400
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      EE-5
      602-449-6700
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      KG-8
      602-449-6600
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      PK-6
      480-575-2100
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      PK-6
      480-575-2900
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      PK-6
      480-484-2800
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      PK-5
      480-484-1800
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      PK-5
      480-484-4000
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      PK-5
      480-484-5200
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      602-449-6500
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      KG-6
      480-484-5800
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      PK-8
      480-484-3800
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      PK-5
      480-484-6897
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      480-451-3130
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      PK-1
      480-991-6705
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      623-979-6500
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      KG-8
      480-575-2042
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      KG-12
      480-860-4330
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      KG-8
      480-948-2800
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      6-12
      480-767-8659
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      KG-12
      480-991-9141
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      KG-8
      480-874-2326
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      PK-8
      480-900-1858
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      KG-4
      480-502-6878
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      PK-8
      480-874-3720
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      KG-8
      480-391-3901
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      1-12
      480-991-6440
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      PK-5
      480-947-9441
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      KG-12
      480-451-7500
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      4-12
      480-484-5600
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      PK-8
      480-484-5500
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      480-484-4600
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      480-484-4400
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      480-484-5200
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      602-449-6700
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      480-484-1400
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      480-484-5800
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      PK-8
      480-484-6897
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      KG-12
      480-991-9141
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      KG-8
      480-767-8659
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      KG-12
      480-575-2042
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      KG-12
      480-860-4330
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      KG-8
      480-948-2800
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      6-12
      623-979-6500
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      KG-8
      480-575-6001
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      8-12
      480-947-9441
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      KG-12
      480-391-3901
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      480-874-3720
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      KG-8
      480-991-6705
      Private
      KG-8
      480-502-6878
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      PK-8
      480-874-2326
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      PK-8
      480-451-7500
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      4-12
      480-575-2400
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      9-12
      480-484-7100
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      9-12
      480-484-6500
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      9-12
      480-484-7000
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      9-12
      480-484-6800
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      9-12
      480-484-6897
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      KG-12
      480-767-8659
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      KG-12
      480-948-2800
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      6-12
      480-575-6001
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      8-12
      480-575-2400
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      10-12
      480-484-7000
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      9-12
      480-484-6500
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      9-12
      480-484-7100
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      9-12
      480-484-6800
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      9-12
      480-575-2042
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      KG-12
      480-948-3300
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      9-12
      480-947-9441
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      KG-12
      480-391-3901
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      1-12
      480-634-8200
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      9-12

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