Maricopa, AZ Senior Guide

The Maricopa, AZ Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Maricopa live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Maricopa with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Maricopa, AZ seniors.

  • 6% of the population of Maricopa, AZ are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 13% of those seniors living in Maricopa, AZ are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 8% of Maricopa senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 12% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 23% of Maricopa, AZ residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Maricopa is $20,076/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Maricopa senior is $53,269 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, Arizona ranks 15th for Long Term Care and 22nd for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 403 working seniors in Maricopa Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 27% of the seniors in Maricopa are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (30%) working aged (64%) seniors (6%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

Learn more about the aging population explosion.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Maricopa, AZ.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 364 seniors living alone in Maricopa. Of these, 65% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

85% of males 65 and older are married compared with 66% of females.
20% of females are widowed compared with 6% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 0% of Maricopa senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 0% of Maricopa senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

0% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

Click here for a senior care reality check.

Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Arizona

Care TypeArizona Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$693$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$1,733$1,492
Assisted Living$3,420$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$3,813$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$3,813$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$5,840$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$7,087$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Arizona with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Arizona Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of Arizona's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionArizona 2011 RankArizona 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#39#31
Choice of Setting & Provider#18#24
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#26#33
Support for Family Caregivers#3#23
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#7
Overall Rank#15#15

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Arizona

Click here for an expanded view of Arizona's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Arizona 2013 Rank Arizona 2015 Rank
Overall #18 #22
All Determinants #26 #24
Behaviors #12 #8
Smoking #19 #13
Chronic Drinking #37 #37
Obesity #8 #5
Underweight #44 #24
Physical Inactivity #5 #11
Dental Visit #21 #25
Pain Management #13 #29
Education #13 #14
Community #38 #31
Community & Environment - Macro #44 #28
Poverty #25 #26
Volunteerism #47 #45
Nursing Home Quality #26 #15
Community & Environment - Micro #32 #34
Food Insecurity #20 #25
Community Support #34 #38
Policy #20 #25
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #21 #21
Prescription Drug Coverage #20 #20
Geriatrician Shortfall #29 #36
Clinical Care #13 #16
Dedicated Health Care Provider #34 #42
Flu Vaccine #35 #33
Health Screenings #15 #32
Recommended Hospital Care #39 #30
Diabetes Management #39 #36
Home Health Care #19 #20
Preventable Hospitalizations #10 #8
Hospital Readmissions #23 #21
Hospice Care #1 #1
Hospital Deaths #2 #2
All Outcomes #20 #19
ICU Use #38 #41
Falls #20 #18
Hip Fracture #23 #30
Health Status #8 #7
Able-bodied #8 #11
Premature Death #7 #9
Teeth Extractions #12 #9
Poor Mental Health Days #36 #16
Multiple Chronic Conditions #20 #15
Cognition #14 #13
Depression #39 #22

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Maricopa, AZ financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Maricopa is $53,269 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

22% of senior households in Maricopa earn less than $30,000 per year, while 12% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Maricopa is $20,076 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Maricopa is $23,733 Source: Census.gov ACS
14% of seniors in Maricopa, AZ are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

29% of Maricopa seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

91% of seniors living in Maricopa speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
9% of the seniors in Maricopa are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

46% of senior homeowners in Maricopa have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services

    Services Provided: Information and Assistance, State Agency on Aging
    1789 West Jefferson
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Priscilla Kadi
    (602) 542-4446
    contactDAAS@azdes.gov
    Website
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm, PST Monday to Friday
  • Adult Protective Services

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    1789 West Jefferson, #950A
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    Tina Dannenfelser
    Website
    Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday thru Sunday and state holidays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    1789 West Jefferson, #950A
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Henry Blanco
    askdesaaa@azdes.gov
    Website
    Office Hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, Messages accepted for call back 24 hours a day
  • Pinal Gila Council for Senior Citizens Area on Aging Region 5

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Area Agencies on Aging, Elder Abuse Prevention, Health Insurance Counseling, Information and Assistance, Legal Services, Long-term Care Ombudsman
    8969 West McCartney Rd.
    Casa Grande, AZ 85194
    Olivia Guerrero
    (520) 836-2758
    info@pgcsc.org
    Website
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm, PST Monday to Friday
  • Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., Area Agency on Aging

    Services Provided: American Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations
    2214 North Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Laurai Atcitty, Region 8 Dir.
    (602) 258-4822
    info@itcaonline.com
    Website
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm, MST Monday to Friday
  • Gila River Indian Community Elderly Services Program

    Services Provided: American Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations
    Pima-Maricopa Tribe
    Sacaton, AZ 85147
    Mary Weston- Elderly Services Coordinator
    (520) 562-5232
    mary.weston@gric.nsn.us
    Website
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm, MST Monday to Friday

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.