Maricopa County, AZ

4,242,997 Population
9,199.4 square miles 461.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
61.2%
was 61.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in AZ
Population Density
461.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
53.7%
was 53.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
15.0%
was 14.7%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AZ
Percent Under 18
24.5%
was 24.7%
Ranked 4th Highest in AZ
Percent 65 and Over
14.6%
was 14.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in AZ

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4
was 5.2
Ranked 1st Lowest in AZ
Percent Living in Poverty
15.0%
was 16.3%
Ranked 2nd Lowest in AZ
Median Household Income
$55,676
was $56,004
Ranked 1st Highest in AZ
Gini Income Distribution
 
47
47.2
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,143
Ranked 4th Highest in AZ
Patents per 100,000
37
Ranked 3rd Highest in AZ

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.5
was 0.4
Ranked 6th Highest in AZ
Violent Crimes per 100,000
25.3
was 27.4
Ranked 12th Highest in AZ
Property Crimes per 100,000
124.7
was 130.4
Ranked 13th Highest in AZ

 Housing

Total Housing Units
1,711,390
was 1,693,687
Ranked 1st Highest in AZ
Median Rent
$1,042
was $986
Ranked 1st Highest in AZ
Total Building Permits
16,593
was 14,131
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,521,131
was 1,480,327
 
Homeownership Rate
60.5%
was 59.2%
Ranked 9th Highest in AZ
Single Family Building Permits
10,835
was 10,189
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
186.0
was 184.1
Ranked 1st Highest in AZ
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.0%
was 26.1%
Ranked 10th Highest in AZ
Multifamily Building Permits
5,758
was 3,942
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.8
Ranked 4th Highest in AZ
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
9.9
was 8.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.1
was 3.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
92.9%
was 92.1%
Ranked 6th Highest in AZ
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.2%
Ranked 5th Highest in AZ
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.2%
was 98.7%
Ranked 7th Highest in AZ

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.2%
was 86.8%
Ranked 4th Highest in AZ
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
31.9%
was 30.6%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AZ

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