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Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
1,610,070
Phoenix Population7
$
41,242
Median Income6
6.2
%
Unemployment Rate16
 

City Score

 

Population

Since 2010, the population of Phoenix has grown 77% faster than the national average, partially driven by the segment of the population that is 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 55%

Age

33.5
Median Age7
11.0
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Phoenix residents are predominantly white; however, the city is becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 38.4% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 18.2%

Race

55.1
%
Arizona Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Phoenix is hot, but rarely wet or humid. The temperature reaches 90°F or above 169 days per year, but drops to 32°F or below 8 days per year, and there is some rain 35 days per year

Weather

10
%
Chance of Rain11
85
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature38

 

Housing

The average home value in Phoenix increased by 98% since 2010 which is 55% higher than the national average and 27% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,480
Monthly Average12
46
%
Renters39

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Phoenix is a low tax location with income tax 48% lower than the national average and property tax 38% lower than the national average, but sales tax 25% higher than the national average.

Other

0.69
%
Property Tax20
8.6
%
Sales Tax18
1.68
%
Vehicle Tax20

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)40

 

Employment

Phoenix has an average employment rate of 94% which is 0% higher than the national average. The largest employers are PetSmart and Banner Health

Income

20.7
%
<$25,0006
11.6
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry16

 

Politics

Phoenix is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results41

Representatives

Mayor27 Kate Gallego
Democratic
House of Representative27 Ruben Gallego
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Banner Boswell Medical Center, is 8.0 miles from the center of Phoenix, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Phoenix VA Health Care System - Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, is 0.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, is 20.3 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes, but limited civil discriminations protection
Decriminalized28 No
 

Safety

In Arizona, 36.0% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 42.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#35 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report30
#65 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche31
#26 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report32
#90 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub33
#37 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades34
 

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