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Anthem, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Anthem Census Designated Place had a population of 23,259 as of July 1, 2016. Anthem ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Anthem is located at latitude 33.8468 and longitude -112.127 in Maricopa County. 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. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,863 feet.

The Anthem Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582729) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Anthem Census Designated Place is located within Deer Valley Division of Maricopa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Anthem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 23,259
Population in Households 23,259
Population in Familes 20,899
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,912
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 7,794
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 6,266
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,081 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,671 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,123 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,287 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $339,150
Average Home Value $372,553


Median Household Income $88,102
Average Household Income $122,388
Per Capita Income $41,012
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.12% 1.1%
Households 0.72% 0.94%
Families 0.6% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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, 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 # 40 91st
Population Density1 # 17 96th
Diversity Index2 # 244 46th
Median Household Income # 11 98th
Per Capita Income # 25 95th

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