Maricopa County AZ Information


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, 2014 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 73rd
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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Maricopa County AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,984,355
Population in Households 3,930,361
Population in Familes 3,145,620
Population in Group Qrtrs 53,994
Population Density1 433
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 1,471,521
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 964,803
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,698,625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 904,598 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 566,923 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 227,104 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $190,805
Average Home Value $254,234


Median Household Income $52,459
Average Household Income $71,937
Per Capita Income $26,800
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.01% 1.29%
Households 0.98% 1.32%
Families 0.8% 1.2%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   2.98%
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.

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