The City of Phoenix is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Maricopa County at latitude 33.5722 and longitude -112.0901. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,086 feet.
The formal official name is the City of Phoenix, but most people and references simply refer to it as Phoenix, Arizona.
The P1 Census Class Code for Phoenix indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The formal boundaries for the City of Phoenix (see map below) encompass a land area of 517.51 sq. miles and a water area of 1.33 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Phoenix: East Phoenix, Hellings Mill, Mill City, Phenix, Pumpkinsville, Salt River, Smith Station, Smith Station Phenix, Smiths Station.
|Population in Households||1,470,130|
|Population in Familes||1,160,456|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||22,069|
|Average Household Size||2.77|
|Average Family Size||3|
|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|
|Median Household Income||$45,848|
|Average Household Income||$64,716|
|Per Capita Income||$23,320|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.05%|
|Per Capita Income||2.97%|
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.
|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.