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Scottsdale is a city in Maricopa County, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area.
The community was named for Army Chaplain Winfield Scott, who settled here in 1888.
The latitude of Scottsdale is 33.509N. The longitude is -111.898W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,257 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 217,989.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Scottsdale 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 85258 ZIP code.
18% of Scottsdale residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Scottsdale ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Scottsdale was $39,158, compared with $21,587 nationally.
44% of Scottsdale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Scottsdale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $759. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,494.
Libraries in Scottsdale include Arabian Library, Civic Center Library, Mustang Library, Palomino Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Scottsdale include East Valley Tribune
Maricopa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Scottsdale political report.
Scottsdale restaurants taking online reservations include Arcadia Farms, Barcelona - Scottsdale, Bloom - Scottsdale, Bobby's, Cafe Zu Zu - Valley Ho Resort, Caleo Cafe, Capital Grille - Scottsdale, Don & Charlie's, Eddie V's - DC Ranch, J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn - Chaparral ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Scottsdale workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 51 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Scottsdale between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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