Fountain Hills is a town in Maricopa County in the State of Arizona. It is surrounded by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Scottsdale. The area covered by the city is 18.2 sq. mile (45 km2). 0.1 sq. mile (0.26 km2) of total land is covered by water. The city comprises of 23753 inhabitants. Male proportion in the population is 49.8 percent and that of female is 50.2 percent. Population density is 1275.7 / sq. mile. The median resident age is 55.9 years. 94.47 percent population is Caucasian, 1.81 percent is African American, 1.5 percent is Asian, 0.86 percent is American Indian, and 0.01 percent belongs to different races. 35.2 percent of the population comprises of youth. English (91 percent), Spanish (2 percent) and 7 percent other languages are spoken by the people. The average household size is 2.16 and the average family size is 2.56. 39 percent of the population is of Hispanic or Latino origin.
The education system of the area is quite good. Student to teacher ratio is 18:1. There are total 8 public schools, 2 private schools serving in the city. 94.7 percent residents completed high school education, 77.8 percent passed college exam, 44 percent completed their Bachelors degree, 15.3 percent attained Masters Degree and 4.4 percent passed Professional degree exam. Prominent educational institutions of the city are Four Peaks Elementary School, McDowell Mountain elementary School, Fountain Hills Charter Schools and Fountain Hills Vocational Center.
The per Capita income in Fountain Hills is $48244 that is 35 percent higher than the national Income per Capita. The median household income is $75718 and the median income occupied by owner is $83062. Major industries in the city are health care and education industry, the retail service industry, the construction industry, the food services, waste management services, warehousing and the transportation industry. Unemployment rate is 7.9 percent in the area that is lower than the national average. 33.9 percent of the inhabitants are living below poverty level that is 128 percent higher than the national poverty level.
Small business development center (SDBC) is designed for assisting small scale business and investors. Agriculture sector is another important part of the economy of the region. Land ownership of the city mostly belongs to Native Americans. The median house price in the city is $1372100 and average rent is $ 943. 82.99 percent of the residents are living in their own houses while 17.1 percent of the houses are occupied by the renters. The cost of living in the city is lower than the national average. The administration provides different business incentives to promote business in the city. Incentives like development impact fee reduction, building permit and planning fee reduction, commercial infill facility are provided to attract the business man. Economic development department of the city serves the people by conducting entrepreneur training programs. Often they are providing policy guideline to respective departments. There is a hierarchy of government officials that managed the city. Administrative Head of the city council is Mayor and other members of the councils are responsible for their respective departments.