Phoenix, AZ

1,563,001 Population
517.5 square miles 2,970.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
22.9%
was 22.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in AZ
Population Density
2,970.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
47.9%
was 46.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
19.2%
was 19.7%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AZ
Percent Under 18
26.3%
was 26.7%
Ranked 6th Highest in AZ
Percent 65 and Over
10.4%
was 9.1%
Ranked 10th Highest in AZ

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.2
was 5.4
Ranked 9th Lowest in AZ
Percent Living in Poverty
22.3%
was 23.6%
Ranked 14th Lowest in AZ
Median Household Income
$48,452
was $46,601
Ranked 13th Highest in AZ
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.9
47.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
7.2
was 7.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
593.8
was 631.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,491.3
was 4,000.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
599,164
was 594,695
Ranked 1st Highest in AZ
Median Rent
$922
was $868
Ranked 12th Highest in AZ
Total Building Permits
3,131
was 4,434
 
Occupied Housing Units
534,199
was 517,276
 
Homeownership Rate
50.4%
was 52.4%
Ranked 12th Highest in AZ
Single Family Building Permits
1,673
was 1,650
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,157.5
was 1,149.2
Ranked 6th Highest in AZ
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.7%
was 23.9%
Ranked 12th Highest in AZ
Multifamily Building Permits
1,458
was 2,784
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.9
was 2.9
Ranked 7th Highest in AZ
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.3
was 7.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.1
was 3.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
89.8%
was 86.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
81.3%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.1%
was 98.7%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
80.2%
was 81.2%
Ranked 15th Highest in AZ
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
26.6%
was 26.7%
Ranked 9th Highest in AZ

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