Youngtown, Arizona

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Youngtown, Arizona
Town
Maricopa Lake in a thunderstorm, Youngtown
Maricopa Lake in a thunderstorm, Youngtown
Official seal of Youngtown, Arizona
Seal
Motto: "First in Concept - Fostering Community Pride - Building Quality of Life"[1]
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Youngtown, Arizona is located in USA
Youngtown, Arizona
Youngtown, Arizona
Location in the United States
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Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Government
 • Mayor Michael LeVault[2]
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,138 ft (347 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 6,156
 • Estimate (2014)[4] 6,542
 • Density 3,093.08/sq mi (1,182.64/km2)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 85363
Area code(s) 623
FIPS code 04-85400
Website Town of Youngtown, Arizona

Youngtown is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town is 6,156.[3] Youngtown is the oldest retirement community in the US. In 1954, two developers bought 320 acres (1.3 km2) of farmland & built is notable as the first master-planned, adult community in the United States, dedicated exclusively to retirees, designed by Ben Schleifer.[5] However, in 1996, the town denied extending the stay of a 16-year-old child to live in the community. In response, the Arizona Attorney General investigated and determined it was unenforceable. In response Youngtown repealed the age restrictions in 1999.[6]

Geography

Youngtown is located at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. (33.594603, -112.298776),[7] on the east bank of the Agua Fria River, just south of US 60, & bordered on the west by El Mirage, Arizona & on the east by the much larger retirement community of Sun City, Arizona.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,886
1980 2,254 19.5%
1990 2,542 12.8%
2000 3,010 18.4%
2010 6,156 104.5%
Est. 2014 6,542 [8] 6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2014 Estimate[4]

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,010 people, 1,641 households, and 746 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,296.1 people per square mile (887.2/km²). There were 1,783 housing units at an average density of 1,360.1 per square mile (525.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.90% White, 1.36% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 7.24% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 12.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,641 households out of which 7.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.5% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 54.5% were non-families. 50.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 36.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.74 and the average family size was 2.48.

In the town the population was spread out with 9.9% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 12.8% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 50.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 65 years. For every 100 females there were 70.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,164, and the median income for a family was $29,329. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,749. About 9.6% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.1% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Peoria Unified School District serves a portion of Youngtown.[10]

References

  1. "Town of Youngtown, Arizona". Town of Youngtown, Arizona. Retrieved August 24, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Mayor's Office". Youngtown, AZ. Retrieved 25 November 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-07-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 11, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Youngtown timeline
  6. http://aux.zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/jrer/papers/pdf/past/vol26n03/02.255_276.pdf
  7. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 10, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Municipalities and Schools within the PUSD." (Archive) Peoria Unified School District. Retrieved on October 18, 2012.

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