Phoenix, AZ Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Phoenix?

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There are 1,591,119 residents in Phoenix, with a median age of 34.1. Of this, 50.28% are males and 49.72% are females. US-born citizens make up 79.48% of the resident pool in Phoenix, while non-US-born citizens account for 8.58%. Additionally, 11.94% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 1,332,211 people in Phoenix currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 1,591,119 -4.1%
Male Population 800,081 -3.4%
Female Population 791,038 -4.7%
Male population 50.28%
Female population 49.72%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.1 0.6%
Citizen US Born 1,264,607 -3.8%
Citizen not US Born 136,588 -3.8%
Not Citizen 189,924 -5.6%
Citizen US Born 79.48%
Citizen not US Born 8.58%
Not Citizen 11.94%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 7,229 -14.0%
Moved from Same County 179,860 -9.8%
Moved from Same State 10,850 -3.4%
Moved from Different State 42,214 -4.0%
Same House as Last Year 1,332,211 -3.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.46%
Moved from Same County 11.44%
Moved from Same State 0.69%
Moved from Different State 2.68%
Same House as Last Year 84.73%

What are the employment statistics in Phoenix?

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White-collar workers make up 77.99% of the working population in Phoenix, while blue-collar employees account for 22.01%. There are also 80,279 entrepreneurs in Phoenix (10.09% of the workforce); 577,388 workers employed in private companies (72.58%); and 83,204 people working in governmental institutions (10.46%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 620,425 -3.4%
Blue Collar 175,071 -2.9%
White Collar 77.99%
Blue Collar 22.01%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 80,279 -4.0%
Private Companies 577,388 -3.9%
Governmental Workers 83,204 -1.1%
Not for Profit Companies 54,625 0.6%
Self Employees 10.09%
Private Companies 72.58%
Governmental Workers 10.46%
Not for Profit Companies 6.87%

How many households are there in Phoenix?

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There are a total of 579,876 households in Phoenix, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 63.56% of these Phoenix households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.44%. Additionally, 34.97% of households have children and 65.03% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 579,876 -0.2%
Average People Per Household 3 -3.9%
Family Households 368,588 -0.5%
Non-family Households 211,288 0.4%
Family Households 63.56%
Non-family Households 36.44%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 202,766 -2.4%
Households without Children 377,110 1.1%
Households with Children 34.97%
Households without Children 65.03%

What are the median and average incomes in Phoenix?

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The average annual household income in Phoenix is $90,481, while the median household income sits at $64,927 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $67,420, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $75,102. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $43,142 and $49,636, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $90,481 5.8%
Median Household Income $64,927 6.6%
People below Poverty Level 237,101 -8.7%
People above Poverty Level 1,315,488 -3.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Phoenix?

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There are 624,409 housing units in Phoenix, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1983. Of the 579,876 occupied housing units in Phoenix, 56.06% are owner-occupied, while 43.94% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 69.99% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $288,200. In general, housing costs reach $1,207 per month in Phoenix.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 624,409 -0.4%
Median Year Built 1983 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 11,782 1.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 14,940 -0.6%
Built between 1950 and 1959 60,057 -0.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 68,833 -4.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 120,931 -1.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 109,052 0.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 96,082 -5.2%
Built between 2000 and 2009 101,651 -0.8%
Built between 2010 and 2019 40,097 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 984 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 579,876 -0.2%
Owner Occupied 325,058 0.7%
Renter Occupied 254,818 -1.3%
Owner Occupied 56.06%
Renter Occupied 43.94%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 227,496 0.1%
Without Mortgage 97,562 2.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $288,200 10.6%
Median Value without Mortgage $246,300 8.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,207 5.8%
With Mortgage 69.99%
Without Mortgage 30.01%

What is the level of education in Phoenix?

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Approximately 33.81% of the population in Phoenix holds a high school degree (that's 401,698 residents), while 23.41% have attained a college certificate (310,109 locals) and 17.74% have a bachelor's degree (210,812 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 87,788 -6.5%
Some High School 401,698 -5.7%
Some College 310,109 -3.7%
Associate Degree 90,195 -2.9%
Bachelor's Degree 210,812 -0.5%
Graduate Degree 119,468 1.7%
No High School 7.39%
Some High School 33.81%
Some College 23.41%
Associate Degree 7.59%
Bachelor's Degree 17.74%
Graduate Degree 10.06%

What is the marital status of Phoenix residents?

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A total of 490,981 people in Phoenix have never been married (which represents 39.07% of the total population), while 561,222 of them are wedded (44.66%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 26,714 (2.13%) and 153,682 (12.23%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 490,981 -3.3%
Married 561,222 -3.1%
Separated 26,714 -2.3%
Widowed 50,703 -9.2%
Divorced 153,682 -4.5%
Never Married 39.07%
Married 44.66%
Separated 2.13%
Widowed 4.03%
Divorced 12.23%

What are the most common means of transportation in Phoenix?

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The top three means of transportation people in Phoenix use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 644,366 residents commute by car, 16,764 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 12,005 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 644,366 -6.6%
Bus or TrolleyBus 16,764 -14.2%
Subway or Elevated 221 N/A
Railroad 1,425 -12.0%
Ferryboat 71 12.7%
Bicycle 4,176 -10.1%
Motorcycle 1,783 -13.7%
TaxiCab 1,710 5.2%
Walk 12,005 -4.1%

What is the median and average household income in Phoenix by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
85003 8,105 4,282 $47,813.00 $81,696.00
85004 9,071 4,052 $59,913.00 $89,154.00
85006 24,777 9,286 $46,963.00 $60,886.00
85007 14,169 5,333 $43,716.00 $65,602.00
85008 59,734 22,582 $51,351.00 $64,749.00
85009 51,713 14,167 $41,013.00 $54,541.00
85012 7,861 4,183 $72,708.00 $110,767.00
85013 20,163 10,003 $61,215.00 $90,723.00
85014 26,120 12,757 $59,168.00 $82,046.00
85015 41,848 15,938 $42,823.00 $60,502.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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