Paradise Valley, Arizona

Paradise Valley, Arizona

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Town of Paradise Valley, Arizona
settlement_type = Town

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map_caption = Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = Arizona
subdivision_name2 = Maricopa
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area_total_km2 = 40.1
area_total_sq_mi = 15.5
area_land_km2 = 40.1
area_land_sq_mi = 15.5
area_water_km2 = 0
area_water_sq_mi = 0
elevation_ft = 1342
elevation_m = 409
population_as_of = 2007
population_footnotes =cite web|url=|title=Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Arizona|publisher=United States Census Bureau|date=2008-07-10|accessdate=2008-07-14]
population_total = 14921
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population_density_km2 = 363.0
population_density_sq_mi = 939.2
timezone = MST (no DST)
utc_offset = -7
latd = 33 |latm = 32 |lats = 41 |latNS = N
longd = 111 |longm = 57 |longs = 23 |longEW = W
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 85253
area_code = Area code 480 602
GNIS_id = 9197
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 04-52930
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Paradise Valley is a prestigious, affluent town in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 14,558.cite web | date = June 21 2006 | url = | title = Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Arizona | format = CSV | work = 2005 Population Estimates | publisher = U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division | accessmonthday = November 14 | accessyear = 2006] 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 exclusive real estate, with a median home price at $1.74 million, [cite news |first= Peter |last= Corbett |authorlink= |coauthors= |title= Median home price down in Scottsdale|url= |work= |publisher=The Arizona Republic |date=2006-11-09 |accessdate=2008-03-12 ] with many exceeding $5 million and some over $20 million.

It should not be confused with the village in northeast Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Arizona. 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, but accessible distance from the town that actually bears their name.

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 Paradise Valley's name, it operates in Phoenix.


Paradise Valley is located at coor dms|33|32|41|N|111|57|23|W|city (33.544596, -111.956451).GR|1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.5 square miles (40.1 km²), all of it land.

Two mountains are located in Paradise Valley, Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountain.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 13,664 people, 5,034 households, and 4,163 families residing in the town. The population density was 881.7 people per square mile (340.4/km²). There were 5,499 housing units at an average density of 354.8/sq mi (137.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the town the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $150,228, and the median income for a family was $164,811. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $52,302 for females. The per capita income for the town was $81,290. About 1.9% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

Based on median household income, Paradise Valley is the wealthiest city in Arizona.Fact|date=September 2007


[ Euro Way Transportation] provides 24 hour a day Mercedes taxi service at $2.25 per mile.

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents
* Charles Barkley - NBA small/power forward
* Steve Nash - NBA point guard
* Erma Bombeck - humorist
* Charles Boyer - movie star
* Clive Cussler - action-adventure author
* Alice Cooper - rock musician
* Hugh Downs - broadcaster
* Shawn Estes - Major League Baseball player
* Eric Gagné - Major League Baseball player
* Barry Goldwater - U.S. Senator & 1964 U.S. Republican Party Presidential candidate
* Mark Grace - former Major League Baseball player
* "Superstar" Billy Graham - WWE/WWF professional wrestling champion
* Grant Hill - NBA shooting guard/small forward
* Jeff Hornacek - NBA shooting guard
* Jenna Jameson - adult porn star
* Randy Johnson MLB pitcher
* Bil Keane - creator "The Family Circus" newspaper comic
* Stevie Nicks - singer, Fleetwood Mac
* Leslie Nielsen - actor
* Sandra Day O'Connor - former U.S. Supreme Court Justice
* Doug Parker - CEO of US Airways
* Dan Quayle - 44th Vice President of the United States
* Jeremy Roenick - NHL hockey player
* Mike Tyson - former professional heavy-weight champion boxer
* Claude Lemieux - former NHL hockey star
* Matthew "Ali" Nervis- CEO of C.N.O.E. Corp
* Kathy Wade - Businesswoman of the year AZ Business Magazine
* Saranden Seip - Notable for stealing $750,000 worth of generic tampons from the Paradise Valley Country Club, and then using them all in what could be described as a "heavy flow day."


External links

* [ Official City Website]

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