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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Scottsdale, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1897.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Scottsdale has a population of 258,443 people<2> (see below for details).

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 lies within the (480) area code.

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

Websites for Scottsdale ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Scottsdale had an population of 258,443 people. This is an increase of 18.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.5% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had 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 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
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
    • Phoenix is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,708,127 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix <5>
  • Mesa
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
    • Mesa is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 528,159 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa <5>
  • Chandler
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Gilbert
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Glendale
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Peoria
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
    • Peoria is located in Maricopa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,872 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria <5>
  • Fountain Hills
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Tolleson
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Guadalupe
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Clearwater Hills
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearwater Hills
    • Clearwater Hills is located in Maricopa County

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.

Adding Scottsdale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Scottsdale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Scottsdale was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Scottsdale post office opened in 1897.

We also found Scottsdale on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Arizona (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Scottsdale.

The official website for Scottsdale:

The official website for Maricopa County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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