Most workers in Scottsdale can’t afford living there

By J. Graber | Scottsdale Progress

The vast majority of people who work in Scottsdale don’t actually live in town.

Scottsdale has about 200,059 jobs and roughly 166,549 of them are filled by people who live outside of Scottsdale.

“That’s 83 percent of Scottsdale workers living elsewhere,” Scottsdale Community Assistance Manager Irma Hollamby told City Council during a work session on affordable housing Sept. 21.

Those people jam Scottsdale roads during the workday, then go home at night and purchase goods and services, pay property tax, sales tax, etc. in other cities.

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