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Sun City is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town in Maricopa County, AZ. It is located within the Phoenix metropolitan area. Prior to Sun City’s establishment, the ghost town of Marinette was here. The town opened in 1960 with five home models, a shopping center, a recreation center, and a golf course. The opening weekend drew 100,000 people, and its popularity even made it all the way to a TIME Magazine cover. Developer Del E. Webb continued to expand Sun City over time, adding neighboring retirement communities in the Sun Belt.

Today, Sun City has a population of about 38,000. The city is 15 square miles, almost all of it land. The median age of residents is about 73 and 58% of residents are married. About 2% of residents have children. The average household size is 1.6 people. There are about 23,300 households in Sun City, about 11,400 of which are homes to families. About 42% of its population is single. There are about about 12,000 non-family households. 96% of Sun City residents are white, about 2% are black, about .5% are asian, and about .5% are Native American. 3% of residents claim hispanic ethnicity, meaning 97% are non-hispanic.

The median home price in Sun City is $119,600. Home appreciation is about 17% over the last year. The median age of real estate here is 38 years. 67% of homes are owned, while renters make up about 15% of the population. 19% of houses and apartments are unoccupied. Vacant vacation homes make up about 10% of unoccupied housing. The median household income is about $36,900. The unemployment rate in Sun City is 5%, about 1% less than the national average. The cost of living in Sun City is 10% less than the national average. The average work commute time is 26 minutes, which is on par with than the national average. 81% of commuters drive their own car alone, 4% carpool with others, 6% work from home, 2% walk, 2% ride a bicycle, and 1% take public transit.

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