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Scottsdale, Arizona

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Welcome to Scottsdale ...

The city of Scottsdale is located in Maricopa County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Scottsdale has a population of 249,950 people<1> (see below for details).

Scottsdale is 2,190 feet [668 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Scottsdale is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Scottsdale lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Scottsdale lies within the (480) area code.

The ZIP codes for Scottsdale: 85250-85252, 85254-85262, 85266-85267, 85271<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Scottsdale had a population of 217,385 people (which is 5.7% of the total population of Maricopa County). This makes Scottsdale the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Scottsdale represents 3.4% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 217,385 people, the population of Scottsdale increased 7.24% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 202,705 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Scottsdale had an population of 249,950 people. This is an increase of 14.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.31% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Scottsdale.

Communities near Scottsdale ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Chandler   [Map]   253,458   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clearwater Hills   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fountain Hills   [Map]   24,583   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gilbert   [Map]   242,354   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Glendale   [Map]   246,709   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Guadalupe   [Map]   6,525   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Scottsdale.

Communities Also Named Scottsdale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Scottsdale - they are located in Alabama, North Carolina and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Scottsdale.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Scottsdale. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Scottsdale. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Scottsdale. Our list includes 26 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Scottsdale:

Websites for Scottsdale ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Scottsdale ...

Looking for more information about Scottsdale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Scottsdale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Scottsdale.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Scottsdale:

The official website for Maricopa County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Scottsdale.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Scottsdale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Scottsdale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Scottsdale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Scottsdale includes: 85250, 85251, 85254, 85255, 85256, 85257, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85261, 85266 & 85267.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Scottsdale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Scottsdale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scottsdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scottsdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5021, Longitude: -111.9261     [Map].

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