Drexel Heights, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Drexel Heights, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Drexel Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 28,413 as of July 1, 2017. Drexel Heights 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 Drexel Heights is located at latitude 32.1446 and longitude -111.0489 in Pima County. The formal boundaries for the Drexel Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pima County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,526 feet.

The Drexel Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408687) 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 Drexel Heights Census Designated Place is located within Tucson Division of Pima County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Drexel Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Drexel Heights, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 28,413
Daytime Population: Workers 2,062
Daytime Population: Residents 16,460
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,522
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 28,355
Population in Familes 24,473
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density2 1,407
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $44,677
Average Household Income $55,764
Per Capita Income $17,648


Total Housing Units 9,889 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,694 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,253 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 942 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $146,508
Average Home Value $169,406


Total Households 8,947
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 6,816
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.33% 0.42%
Households 0.19% 0.34%
Families 0.05% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Drexel Heights, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Drexel Heights to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 35 92nd
Population Density # 41 91st
Diversity Index # 19 96th
Median Household Income # 134 71st
Per Capita Income # 278 39th

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