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Welcome to Scottsdale ...

The city of Scottsdale is located in Maricopa County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Scottsdale has a population of 258,069 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Scottsdale.

Scottsdale is 2,190 feet [668 m] above sea level.<3> 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 is within the boundaries of the (480) area code.

The ZIP codes for Scottsdale: 85250-85252, 85254-85262, 85266-85267, 85271<4>

Websites for Scottsdale ...

Official Website: www.scottsdaleaz.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Scottsdale had an population of 258,069 people. This is an increase of 18.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Scottsdale had a population of 217,385 people (or 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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Scottsdale ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Scottsdale.

  • Phoenix [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
    • Phoenix [Maricopa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Scottsdale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,680,992 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix<6>
  • Mesa [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
    • Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Scottsdale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 518,012 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<6>
  • Chandler [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chandler
    • Chandler [Maricopa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Scottsdale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 261,165 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chandler<6>
  • Gilbert [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
    • Gilbert [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Scottsdale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 254,114 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glendale [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Maricopa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Scottsdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252,381 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<6>
    • Peoria [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
      • Peoria [Maricopa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Scottsdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 175,961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria<6>
    • Fountain Hills [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hills
      • Fountain Hills [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Scottsdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Hills<6>
    • Tolleson [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolleson
      • Tolleson [Maricopa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Scottsdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolleson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolleson<6>
    • Guadalupe [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guadalupe
      • Guadalupe [Maricopa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Scottsdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guadalupe<6>
    • Clearwater Hills [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearwater Hills
      • Clearwater Hills [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Scottsdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearwater Hills

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Scottsdale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Scottsdale.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Scottsdale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Scottsdale. Our list includes 26 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Scottsdale.

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Scottsdale: www.scottsdaleaz.gov/

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Maricopa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Scottsdale.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Scottsdale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Scottsdale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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