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The population of Carefree is approximately 3,182 (2000), 3363 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,301 (1990), 1654 (2010).

The amount of land area in Carefree is 23.083 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Carefree is 8.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Carefree to Washington DC is 2066 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is 21 miles. (as the crow flies)
Carefree is positioned 33.82 degrees north of the equator and 111.91 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Carefree elevation is 2,389 feet above sea level.
Carefree median income is $88,702 (2000).

The Carefree median home price is $411,200 (2000).

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Carefree location: Just north of Phoenix to the east of Hwy 17. Other nearby communities include Cave Creek, New River, Scottsdale, Rio Verde, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills.

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Climate & Weather

Carefree average annual precipitation is 13.4 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 51.6 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 65.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 88.4 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 71.4 degrees F.

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Carefree history:

Carefree was founded in the 1950's as a planned community. It is known for one of the largest sundials in the western hemisphere. Sundials in India and Australia are said to be larger, the one in India being almost 1/2 acre in size. The sundial is 90 feet in diameter and made of steel and copper. It was designed by John Yellot and Joe Wong for K.T. Palmer in 1959. It also is known for the unusual rock formations.

Here is a history page for both Cave Creek and Carefree
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Carefree attractions:

Bartlett Lake is about 17 miles east of town. Many outdoor recreation sites are located here.

Along with the large sundial, the world's largest Kachina doll is also in Carefree. This dollis 39 feet tall and is about six miles outside of Carefree in an area known as Tonto Hills.

See this page for many attractions in the area.

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