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Carefree is a town in Maricopa County, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area.

The latitude of Carefree is 33.822N. The longitude is -111.917W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,382 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,331.


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Median household income
Local
$88,702
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Carefree demographic reports
Carefree is in the Arizona desert foothills, near the Mazatzal Mountains
Founded in the 1950s
Claims the largest sundial in the Western Hemisphere
Local festivals include:
  • Sonoran Festival of Fine Art 2007 - March 31-April 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Carefree web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Tonto National Forest

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Carefree demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Maricopa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Phoenix area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85262 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Carefree residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carefree ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carefree was $62,433, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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50% of Carefree residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Carefree, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $675.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,313.


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Maricopa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carefree political report.

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The average commute time for Carefree workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Carefree include Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa, Carefree Resort & Villas.

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