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Affluent suburb

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

The community name said to have been inspired by spring wildflowers growing here

The latitude of Paradise Valley is 33.531N. The longitude is -111.941W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,342 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,169.


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Median household income
Local
$150,228
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Paradise Valley demographic reports
Paradise Valley is north of Camelback Mountain
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1995 movie, "Waiting to Exhale"
Nearby parks & recreation: Phoenix Mountain Preserve

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17% of Paradise Valley residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Paradise Valley ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paradise Valley was $81,290, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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69% of Paradise Valley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Paradise Valley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $847.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,182.


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

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Paradise Valley restaurants taking online reservations include elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Paradise Valley workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Paradise Valley include Hermosa Inn, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain.

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