By Wayne Schutsky | Ahwatukee Foothills News
Like the East Valley, Ahwatukee is teeming with prosperity, according to a recent economic analysis of ZIP codes across the country – though that affluence is not evenly distributed throughout the region.
The Economic Innovation Group, a bipartisan public policy organization, recently released “The 2017 Distressed Communities Index,” which analyzes a range of economic factors in communities across the country and ranks ZIP codes and cities using a cumulative distress score.
Ahwatukee ZIP codes ranked well in the study as 85044, 85045 and 85048 are listed as some of the most prosperous in Phoenix. The ZIP code 85045 is the most prosperous in Phoenix with a distress score of just 0.1, according to the study.