It is surrounded by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Scottsdale. The area covered by the city is 18.2 sq. miles. The city comprises of 23,753 inhabitants. Male percentage of the population is 49.8% and females are 50.2%. The median resident age is 55.9 years. 94.47% population is Caucasian, 1.81% is African American, 1.5% is Asian, 0.86% is American Indian, and 0.01% belongs to different races. English (91 percent), Spanish (2 percent) and 7% are other languages that are spoken.
The education system in 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. Prominent educational institutions of the city are Four Peaks Elementary School, McDowell Mountain elementary School, Fountain Hills Charter Schools and Fountain Hills Vocational Center. 94.7 percent residents completed a high school education, 77.8% passed college exam, 44% completed their Bachelors degree, 15.3% attained a Masters Degree and 4.4% passed a Professional degree exam.
The per Capita income in Fountain Hills is $48,244 that is 35% higher than the national Income per Capita. The median household income is $75,718. Major industries in the city are health care and education industry, the retail service industry, the construction industry, the food service industry, waste management services, warehousing and the transportation industry. The unemployment rate is 7.9% in the area, which is lower than the national average.
Small business development center (SDBC) is designed for assisting small scale businesses and investors. Land ownership of the city mostly belongs to Native Americans. The median house price in the city is $1,372,100 and average rent is $ 943. The cost of living in the city is lower than the national average.
Fountain Hills has the world’s fourth tallest fountain. The fountain was built in 1970, by Robert P. McCulloch, the year before the reconstruction of the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, another of McCulloch’s projects. The fountain sprays water for about 15 minutes every hour between 9am and 9pm.