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Phoenix, Arizona - Basic Facts

Phoenix is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Phoenix.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Maricopa County at latitude 33.4484 and longitude -112.074. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Phoenix (see map) encompass a land area of 516.7 sq. miles and a water area of 1.24 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Phoenix: East Phoenix, Hellings Mill, Mill City, Phenix, Pumpkinsville, Salt River, Smith Station, Smith Station Phenix, Smiths Station.

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Phoenix, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Phoenix 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 # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 16 97th
Diversity Index2 # 24 95th
Median Household Income # 89 80th
Per Capita Income # 113 75th

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,492,199
Population in Households 1,470,130
Population in Familes 1,160,456
Population in Group Qrtrs 22,069
Population Density1 2,888
Diversity Index2 78
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 531,494
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 337,707
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 608,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 289,493 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 242,001 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 77,323 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $169,291
Average Home Value $229,566
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,848
Average Household Income $64,716
Per Capita Income $23,320
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.75% 1.06%
Households 0.75% 1.13%
Families 0.49% 0.94%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.97%
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.

Information Updates

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