Maricopa County AZ Information


Maricopa County Subdivisions

Maricopa County AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,167,487
Population in Households 4,108,712
Population in Familes 3,285,370
Population in Group Qrtrs 58,775
Population Density1 453
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 1,526,519
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 998,461
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,765,143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 930,362 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 596,157 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 238,624 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $219,742
Average Home Value $289,813


Median Household Income $55,402
Average Household Income $76,375
Per Capita Income $28,277
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.42% 1.48%
Households 1.26% 1.4%
Families 1.09% 1.3%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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, 2016 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 # 4 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.