Typical vegetation in the Carefree area
Carefree's motto is "Home of Cowboys and Caviar, Where the Old West Meets the New." This is an upscale residential area that began as a master-planned community back in the mid-1950's. 1959 saw the erection of the Carefree sundial, the 3rd largest sundial in the Western Hemisphere with a 90' diameter and a gnomon 35' high and 72' long.
Southwestern Studios (where the New Dick Van Dyke Show was filmed in the early 1970's) used to call Carefree home. The studios later became Carefree Studios and were finally razed to make room for retail space and residential development back in 1999.
The Carefree "Sundial"
High School or Higher: 96.8%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 50.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 17.6%
2011 Cost of Living Index for Carefree: 91.9
Estimated Median Household Income: $99,100
Estimated Median Home Value: $652,300
Median Resident Age: 55.2 Years
Professional Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Construction, Educational Services, Real Estate Services, Health Care, Lodging & Food Services, Waste Management Services, Air Transportation
Unemployed (March 2011): 8.5%
2010 Population Demographics
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||3,026|
|65 & over||1,189|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||98|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||3,265|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0|
|Two or more||45|