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Phoenix, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Phoenix is the largest city in Arizona with a population of 1,513,274 as of July 1, 2015. Phoenix ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Phoenix is located at latitude 33.5722 and longitude -112.0901 in Maricopa County. 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. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The City of Phoenix has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Phoenix population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,513,274
Population in Households 1,490,597
Population in Familes 1,177,344
Population in Group Qrtrs 22,677
Population Density1 2,929
Diversity Index2 79
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 540,068
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 342,858
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 617,803 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 289,696 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 250,372 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 77,735 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $186,859
Average Home Value $253,668
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,532
Average Household Income $66,427
Per Capita Income $23,982
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 1.09%
Households 0.92% 1.18%
Families 0.69% 1.01%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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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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, 2015 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 # 25 95th
Median Household Income # 101 78th
Per Capita Income # 112 75th

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