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Anthem, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Anthem Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Maricopa County at latitude 33.8468 and longitude -112.127. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,863 feet.

The formal official name is the Anthem Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Anthem, Arizona.

The U5 Census Class Code for Anthem indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Anthem Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 22,412
Population in Households 22,412
Population in Familes 20,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,807
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 7,589
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 6,116
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,908 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,569 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,020 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,319 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $252,926
Average Home Value $292,746


Median Household Income $86,056
Average Household Income $106,572
Per Capita Income $36,087
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.76% 0.94%
Households 0.43% 0.86%
Families 0.31% 0.77%
Median Household Income   3.51%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
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.


Anthem, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anthem to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 41 91st
Population Density1 # 17 96th
Diversity Index2 # 243 46th
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Per Capita Income # 19 96th

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