The Town has experienced rapid growth in recent years. From 2000 - 2009, Fountain Hills grew by 29.0%, reaching an estimated 26,107 residents. The Town's popularity is reflected by it outstanding growth rate, which has historically outpaced that of the rest of Maricopa County, as well as its neighboring communities.
Fountain Hills' high level of educational attainment contributes to the Town's affluence. Fountain Hills has a very high median income of $80,464 and an even higher average income of $120,509. Fountain Hills' high educational attainment and median household income create a very favorable situation for prospective and existing businesses. Businesses have access to a highly educated workforce, as well as affluent consumers.