Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
4.95M
1.86% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Democratic Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
37.2
0.813% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
13.7%
6.63% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$67,896
5.38% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$283,500
6.18% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
2.37M
2.83% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ had a population of 4.95M people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $67,896. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ grew from 4.86M to 4.95M, a 1.86% increase and its median household income grew from $64,427 to $67,896, a 5.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.5%), White (Hispanic) (24.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.43%), Other (Hispanic) (4.59%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.9%). 26.5% of the households in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 92% of the residents in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are University of Phoenix-Arizona (29,222 degrees awarded in 2019), Grand Canyon University (24,004 degrees), and Arizona State University-Tempe (14,602 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was $283,500, and the homeownership rate was 64.6%. Most people in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 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.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Arizona (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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−5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Arizona. This represents a −5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ is home to a population of 4.95M people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2019, 38% of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ residents were born outside of the country (1.88M people).

In 2019, there were 2.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.7M people) in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22M White (Hispanic) and 269k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are Spanish (924,969 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (26,039 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (23,053 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.7M ± 2.67k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.22M ± 18.3k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    269k ± 5.92k
31.3%
Hispanic Population
1.55M people

In 2019, there were 2.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.7M people) in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22M White (Hispanic) and 269k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

31.3% of the people in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are hispanic (1.55M 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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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    924,969 speakers (19.9%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    26,039 speakers (0.56%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    23,053 speakers (0.496%)

26.5% of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was Spanish. 19.9% of the overall population of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are native Spanish speakers. 0.56% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.496% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

38%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.88M people
13.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
672k people

As of 2019, 38% of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ residents (1.88M people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was 13.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    518,257 ± 17,034 people
  2. India
    51,071 ± 5,529 people
  3. Canada
    40,676 ± 4,938 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 518,257 Arizona residents, followed by India with 51,071 and Canada with 40,676.

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Citizenship

92%
2019 Citizenship
91.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 92% of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    102,166 ± 3,940
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    63,815 ± 4,610
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    41,622 ± 4,012

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ is $67,896. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $68,649, followed by Pinal County, AZ and Coconino County, AZ, with respective values of $62,057 and $58,085.

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,881. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ employs 2.37M people. The largest industries in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (292,725 people), Retail Trade (282,384 people), and Educational Services (192,354 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,019), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,499), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,969).

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,896
2019 value
± $986
5.38%
1 Year Growth
± 1.9%

Households in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ have a median annual income of $67,896, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,427 in 2018, which represents a 5.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,750
Average Male Salary in Arizona
± $1,285
$49,881
Average Female Salary in Arizona
± $1,026

In 2019, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Arizona by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Arizona
  1. Asian
    $68,661 ± $4,729
  2. White
    $52,158 ± $876
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $46,030 ± $19,553

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.32 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arizona.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ is from Arizona.
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.46
2018 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2019, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.192% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $68,649, followed by Pinal County, AZ and Coconino County, AZ, with respective values of $62,057 and $58,085.

The following map shows all of the counties in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (642k out of 4.68M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    446,672 ± 5,300
  2. Hispanic
    307,224 ± 4,399
  3. Other
    70,187 ± 2,124

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.37M
2019 Value
± 29,695
2.83%
1 Year growth
± 1.66%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ grew at a rate of 2.83%, from 2.3M employees to 2.37M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (297,573 people), Management Occupations (259,895 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (250,147 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (297,573 people), Management Occupations (259,895 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (250,147 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.18 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.14 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.12 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($85,175), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,801), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,636).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.37M
2019 Value
± 29,695
2.83%
1 Year growth
± 1.66%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ grew at a rate of 2.83%, from 2.3M employees to 2.37M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (292,725 people), Retail Trade (282,384 people), and Educational Services (192,354 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (292,725 people), Retail Trade (282,384 people), and Educational Services (192,354 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.64 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.48 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,019), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,499), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,969).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $27.5B
  2. $22.4B
  3. $22.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Electronics with $27.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($22.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$196B
2018 Value in Arizona
$475B
Projected 2045 Value in Arizona
143% growth

In 2018, total outbound Arizona trade was $196B. This is expected to increase 143% to $475B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $28.7B
  2. $11.5B
  3. $4.41B

In 2018, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $28.7B, followed by Texas with $11.5B and Michigan and $4.41B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Arizona went to Donald J. Trump with 48.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (45.1%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.13%). The most partisan county was Mohave County, AZ with 72.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Arizona
48.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Arizona
  1. 72.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 71.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 67.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Arizona was Mohave County, AZ with 72.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Arizona colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
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 2019, universities in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ awarded 128,142 degrees. The student population of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ is skewed towards women, with 178,628 male students and 297,896 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are White (57,541 and 46.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (26,144 and 21.1%), Black or African American (15,525 and 12.5%), and Unknown (12,595 and 10.2%).

The largest universities in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ by number of degrees awarded are University of Phoenix-Arizona (29,222 and 22.8%), Grand Canyon University (24,004 and 18.7%), and Arizona State University-Tempe (14,602 and 11.4%).

The most popular majors in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are General Business Administration & Management (16,249 and 12.7%), Registered Nursing (7,709 and 6.02%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (6,460 and 5.04%).

The median tuition costs in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ are $14,585 for private four year colleges, and $10,175 and $27,360 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,537 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 7,571 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 5,874 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was Hospital & Health Care Facilities Management with 1,537 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 29,222 degrees awarded
  2. 24,004 degrees awarded
  3. 14,602 degrees awarded
$10,175
Median In-State Public
$14,585
Median Private

In 2019, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Phoenix-Arizona with 29,222 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

49,849
Degrees Awarded to Men
78,293
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 49,849 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, which is 0.637 times less than the 78,293 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    57,541 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    26,144 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    15,525 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was White students. These 57,541 degrees mean that there were 2.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 26,144 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was $283,500 in 2019, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $267,000 to $283,500, a 6.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ is 64.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ have an average commute time of 25.7 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.

Housing

Property Value

$283,500
2019 Median
± $2,047
$267,000
2018 Median
± $2,209

In 2019, the median property value in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ grew to to $283,500 from the previous year's value of $267,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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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.
$67,896
Median Household Income
± $986
1.77M
Number of Households
± 22,511

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.77M households in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ grew to $67,896 from the previous year's value of $64,427.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 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.

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Rent vs Own

64.6%
2019 Homeownership
63.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 64.6% of the housing units in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 2.16% of the workforce in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (75.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.9%)

In 2019, 75.4% of workers in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (7.9%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

88.7% of the population of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ has health coverage, with 47.8% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.66% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Arizona was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Arizona see 1523 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.2% increase from the previous year (1505 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1586 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 713 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.8%). Additionally, Yuma County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,523 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arizona

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,523 patients per year. This represents a 1.2% increase from the previous year (1,505 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Arizona.
$6,452
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Arizona
$4,035
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,032
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,096
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.3%
Uninsured
47.8%
Employer Coverage
15.9%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
1.66%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ grew by 6.02% from 10.7% to 11.3%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 17.8% prevalence
  2. 16.3% prevalence
  3. 15.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 17.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arizona by county over multiple years.

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