Maricopa County AZ Information


Maricopa County Subdivisions

Maricopa County AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,049,311
Population in Households 3,993,799
Population in Familes 3,200,263
Population in Group Qrtrs 55,512
Population Density1 440
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 1,496,061
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 981,474
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,725,440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 909,676 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 586,385 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 229,379 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $211,568
Average Home Value $280,486


Median Household Income $53,434
Average Household Income $74,246
Per Capita Income $27,665
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.13% 1.35%
Households 1.11% 1.38%
Families 0.97% 1.29%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Maricopa County AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Maricopa County to the other 15 counties and county equivalents in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 5 80th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.