Phoenix, AZ

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2022 Population
1.61M
1.15% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.4
0.88% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.6%
4.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$72,092
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$340,200
22.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
813,556
2.27% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Phoenix, AZ had a population of 1.61M people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $72,092. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Phoenix, AZ grew from 1.59M to 1.61M, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $64,927 to $72,092, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Phoenix, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (41.2%), White (Hispanic) (18.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (13.6%), Other (Hispanic) (9.95%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.99%).

None of the households in Phoenix, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.3% of the residents in Phoenix, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Phoenix, AZ are Grand Canyon University (29,319 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Phoenix-Arizona (484613) (26,013 degrees), and Aspen University (454829) (2,208 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Phoenix, AZ was $340,200, and the homeownership rate was 56.4%.

Most people in Phoenix, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Phoenix, AZ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Phoenix, AZ is home to a population of 1.61M people, from which 88.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.2% of Phoenix, AZ residents were born outside of the country (309k people).

In 2022, there were 2.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (663k people) in Phoenix, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 293k White (Hispanic) and 220k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.3%
2022 Citizenship
88.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.3% of Phoenix, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Phoenix, AZ was 88.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Phoenix, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    663k ± 5.71k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    293k ± 7.46k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    220k ± 7.78k
42.9%
Hispanic Population
691k people

In 2022, there were 2.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (663k people) in Phoenix, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 293k White (Hispanic) and 220k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

42.9% of the people in Phoenix, AZ are hispanic (691k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    500,763 ± 16,756 people
  2. India
    40,959 ± 4,955 people
  3. Canada
    39,634 ± 4,874 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 500,763 Arizona residents, followed by India with 40,959 and Canada with 39,634.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
309k people
19.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
306k people

As of 2022, 19.2% of Phoenix, AZ residents (309k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Phoenix, AZ was 19.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    20,463 ± 996
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    17,651 ± 1,387
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    11,025 ± 805

Phoenix, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Phoenix, AZ employs 814k people. The largest industries in Phoenix, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (98,589 people), Retail Trade (95,742 people), and Construction (69,808 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,147), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,890), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($68,125).

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,270. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

814k
2022 Value
± 8,046
2.27%
1 Year growth
± 1.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Phoenix, AZ grew at a rate of 2.27%, from 795k employees to 814k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Phoenix, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (103,001 people), Management Occupations (83,081 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (79,969 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Phoenix, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

814k
2022 Value
± 8,046
2.27%
1 Year growth
± 1.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Phoenix, AZ grew at a rate of 2.27%, from 795k employees to 814k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Phoenix, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (98,589 people), Retail Trade (95,742 people), and Construction (69,808 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Phoenix, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Phoenix, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,267
Median earning men ± $399
$39,494
Median earning women ± $510

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($70,795), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,517), and Information ($59,312).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,279), Public Administration ($53,601), and Information ($47,360).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.3%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.15M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.3% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.21%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arizona went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.52%).

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Kyrsten Sinema won election to the Senate as a Democrat in 2018
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Phoenix, AZ awarded 70,649 degrees. The student population of Phoenix, AZ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 66,926 male students and 164,588 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Phoenix, AZ are White (26,330 and 37.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14,216 and 20.2%), Black or African American (12,671 and 18%), and Unknown (10,992 and 15.6%).

The largest universities in Phoenix, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Grand Canyon University (29,319 and 41.5%), University of Phoenix-Arizona (484613) (26,013 and 36.8%), and Aspen University (454829) (2,208 and 3.13%).

The most popular majors in Phoenix, AZ are General Business Administration & Management (14,045 and 19.9%), Registered Nursing (7,226 and 10.2%), and Hospital & Health Care Facilities Management (2,120 and 3%).

The median tuition cost in Phoenix, AZ for private four year colleges is $9,849.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Phoenix, AZ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 231,514 (28.9% men and 71.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 231,514 students enrolled in Phoenix, AZ, 28.9% men and 71.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 81,598 records, of which 71.1% were women and 28.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,904 degrees awarded
  2. 7,022 degrees awarded
  3. 6,003 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Phoenix, AZ was Hospital & Health Care Facilities Management with 1,904 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Phoenix, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 29,319 degrees awarded
  2. 26,013 degrees awarded
  3. 2,208 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Grand Canyon University with 29,319 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 20,274 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Phoenix, AZ, which is 0.402 times less than the 50,375 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 26,330 degrees mean that there were 1.85 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 14,216 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,392) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($799) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,464) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.12% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.41M), and Bachelors Degree (1.02M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Phoenix, AZ was $340,200 in 2022, which is 1.21 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $277,700 to $340,200, a 22.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Phoenix, AZ is 56.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Phoenix, AZ have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Phoenix, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Phoenix, AZ is $72,092. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Phoenix, AZ was Census Tract 1080 with a value of $231,667, followed by Census Tract 1062 and Census Tract 1167.28, with respective values of $199,475 and $182,839.

Property

$340,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,778
$333,631
Median Property Taxes
±$4,556

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Phoenix, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Phoenix, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

56.4%
Homeownership
2022
69.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.4% of the housing units in Phoenix, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1080
  2. Census Tract 1062
  3. Census Tract 1167.28

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Phoenix, AZ was Census Tract 1080 with a value of $231,667, followed by Census Tract 1062 and Census Tract 1167.28, with respective values of $199,475 and $182,839.

The following map shows all of the places in Phoenix, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$72,092
Median Household Income
± $1,115
591k
Number of Households
± 6,565

In 2022, the median household income of the 591k households in Phoenix, AZ grew to $72,092 from the previous year's value of $64,927.

The following chart displays the households in Phoenix, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Phoenix, AZ is from Arizona.
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2022, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.545% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (68.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.4%)
  3. Carpooled (11%)

In 2022, 68.5% of workers in Phoenix, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.4%) and those who carpooled to work (11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Phoenix, AZ have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Phoenix, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Phoenix, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Phoenix, AZ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Phoenix, AZ (232k out of 1.59M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Phoenix, AZ is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.2% of the population of Phoenix, AZ has health coverage, with 45.1% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 8.44% on Medicare, 9.27% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Maricopa County, AZ see 1419 patients per year on average, which represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (1448 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1464 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,419 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maricopa County, AZ

Primary care physicians in Maricopa County, AZ see an average of 1,419 patients per year. This represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (1,448 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maricopa County, AZ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 24.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.8%
Uninsured
45.1%
Employer Coverage
21.2%
Medicaid
8.44%
Medicare
9.27%
Non-Group
1.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Phoenix, AZ grew by 2.14% from 14.5% to 14.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Phoenix, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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