Also See: Phoenix, AZ ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Phoenix is the largest city in Arizona with a population of 1,637,800 as of July 1, 2021. 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 33.4484 and longitude -112.074 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Phoenix 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.
Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Phoenix is located within Phoenix Division of Maricopa County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Phoenix: East Phoenix, Hellings Mill, Mill City, Phenix, Pumpkinsville, Salt River, Smith Station, Smith Station Phenix, Smiths Station.
|Total Population||1,637,800 (100%)|
|Population in Households||1,610,699 (98.3%)|
|Population in Families||1,260,795 (77.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||27,101 ( 1.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$61,072|
|Average Household Income||$86,454|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||21%|
|Per Capita Income||$31,015|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||652,289 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||335,078 (51.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||249,988 (38.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||67,223 (10.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$300,972|
|Average Home Value||$365,939|
|Housing Affordability Index3||119|
|Average Household Size||2.75|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.49%|
|Per Capita Income||2.49%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.51%|
The table below compares Phoenix to the other 450 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 Density||# 15||97th|
|Median Household Income||# 57||88th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 199||44th|
|Per Capita Income||# 100||78th|
|Diversity Index||# 21||96th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.