Phoenix, AZ

1,615,041 Population
517.5 square miles 3,120.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
23.3%
was 22.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in AZ
Population Density
3,120.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
49.0%
was 46.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
19.9%
was 19.7%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AZ
Percent Under 18
27.0%
was 26.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in AZ
Percent 65 and Over
10.4%
was 9.1%
Ranked 13th Highest in AZ

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.1
was 5.4
Ranked 7th Lowest in AZ
Percent Living in Poverty
20.3%
was 23.6%
Ranked 15th Lowest in AZ
Median Household Income
$49,328
was $46,601
Ranked 13th Highest in AZ
Gini Income Distribution
 
48
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
611,421
was 594,695
Ranked 1st Highest in AZ
Median Rent
$960
was $868
Ranked 10th Highest in AZ
Total Building Permits
3,131
was 4,434
 
Occupied Housing Units
555,953
was 517,276
 
Homeownership Rate
53.0%
was 52.4%
Ranked 13th Highest in AZ
Single Family Building Permits
1,673
was 1,650
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,181.2
was 1,149.2
Ranked 5th Highest in AZ
Rental Vacancy Rate
17.5%
was 23.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in AZ
Multifamily Building Permits
1,458
was 2,784
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.9
was 2.9
Ranked 5th 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
91.8%
was 86.5%
Ranked 12th Highest in AZ
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
81.9%
Ranked 16th Highest in AZ
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.3%
was 98.7%
Ranked 11th Highest in AZ

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
80.6%
was 81.2%
Ranked 14th Highest in AZ
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
27.9%
was 26.7%
Ranked 8th Highest in AZ

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