Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
4.86M
1.6% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.4
0.809% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.5%
4.01% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,935
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$360,600
22.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2.35M
2.68% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ had a population of 4.86M people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $79,935. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ grew from 4.79M to 4.86M, a 1.6% increase and its median household income grew from $72,211 to $79,935, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.4%), White (Hispanic) (13.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.84%), Other (Hispanic) (7.31%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.32%).

None of the households in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, 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.

92.4% of the residents in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are Grand Canyon University (29,319 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Phoenix-Arizona (484613) (26,013 degrees), and Arizona State University Campus Immersion (20,988 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was $360,600, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%.

Most people in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was 2 cars per household.

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ borders Payson, AZ, Prescott, AZ, Safford, AZ, Tucson, AZ, and Yuma, AZ.

Population & Diversity

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ is home to a population of 4.86M people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 14% of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ residents were born outside of the country (680k people).

In 2022, there were 3.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.6M people) in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 657k White (Hispanic) and 479k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.4%
2022 Citizenship
92.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.4% of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was 92.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.6M ± 2.48k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    657k ± 10.6k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    479k ± 10.8k
31.6%
Hispanic Population
1.54M people

In 2022, there were 3.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.6M people) in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 657k White (Hispanic) and 479k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

31.6% of the people in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are hispanic (1.54M people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ as a share of the total population.

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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

14%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
680k people
14%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
671k people

As of 2022, 14% of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ residents (680k 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-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was 14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    92,362 ± 1,780
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    66,062 ± 2,307
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    44,505 ± 1,663

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ employs 2.35M people. The largest industries in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (289,832 people), Retail Trade (280,512 people), and Educational Services (194,298 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,501), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,772), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,729).

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

2.35M
2022 Value
± 12,975
2.68%
1 Year growth
± 0.773%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 2.29M employees to 2.35M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (298,633 people), Management Occupations (264,082 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (249,130 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.35M
2022 Value
± 12,975
2.68%
1 Year growth
± 0.773%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 2.29M employees to 2.35M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (289,832 people), Retail Trade (280,512 people), and Educational Services (194,298 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, 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

$51,745
Median earning men ± $311
$40,876
Median earning women ± $280

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($70,998), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,304), and Manufacturing ($64,865).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,999), Public Administration ($53,216), and Construction ($49,764).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 49,044
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 28,404
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 26,159
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arizona over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ awarded 140,092 degrees. The student population of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 184,045 male students and 311,519 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are White (59,398 and 43.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (31,087 and 22.7%), Black or African American (17,921 and 13.1%), and Unknown (14,391 and 10.5%).

The largest universities in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Grand Canyon University (29,319 and 20.9%), University of Phoenix-Arizona (484613) (26,013 and 18.6%), and Arizona State University Campus Immersion (20,988 and 15%).

The most popular majors in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are General Business Administration & Management (17,190 and 12.3%), Registered Nursing (9,217 and 6.58%), and General Art Studies (5,065 and 3.62%).

The median tuition costs in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are $13,200 for private four year colleges, and $10,978 and $21,600 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 495,564 (37.1% men and 62.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 495,564 students enrolled in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, 37.1% men and 62.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 198,827 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,904 degrees awarded
  2. 8,008 degrees awarded
  3. 7,121 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, 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-Mesa-Scottsdale, 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. 20,988 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, 50,239 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, which is 0.559 times less than the 89,853 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 59,398 degrees mean that there were 1.91 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 31,087 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($18,309) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,996) 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.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was $360,600 in 2022, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $294,700 to $360,600, a 22.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ is 65.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ is $79,935. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $80,675, followed by Greenlee County, AZ and Pinal County, AZ, with respective values of $73,756 and $73,313.

Property

$360,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,316
$1.19M
Median Property Taxes
±$8,486

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-Mesa-Scottsdale, 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-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.6%
Homeownership
2022
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.6% of the housing units in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $80,675, followed by Greenlee County, AZ and Pinal County, AZ, with respective values of $73,756 and $73,313.

The following map shows all of the counties in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, 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.
$79,935
Median Household Income
± $551
1.82M
Number of Households
± 11,742

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.82M households in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ grew to $79,935 from the previous year's value of $72,211.

The following chart displays the households in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, 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-Mesa-Scottsdale, 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 (69.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.9%)
  3. Carpooled (9.93%)

In 2022, 69.1% of workers in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.9%) and those who carpooled to work (9.93%).

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

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, 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-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (550k out of 4.78M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic 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

89.1% of the population of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arizona see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1523 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1585 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 662 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,499 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arizona

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,523 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 22.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.9%
Uninsured
48.4%
Employer Coverage
15.7%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.58%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ grew by 0.91% from 10.8% to 10.9%.

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

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