People Facts Phoenix Arizona
Population, 2006 estimate 1,512,986 6,166,318
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 14.5% 20.2%
Population, 2000 1,321,045 5,130,632
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 8.7% 7.5%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 28.9% 26.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 8.1% 13.0%
Female persons, percent, 2000 49.1% 50.1%
 
White persons, percent, 2000 71.1% 75.5%
Black persons, percent, 2000 5.1% 3.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 2.0% 5.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2000 2.0% 1.8%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 3.3% 2.9%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 34.1% 25.3%
 
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 43.3% 44.3%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 19.5% 12.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 32.2% 25.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 76.6% 81.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 22.7% 23.5%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 26.1 24.9
 
Housing units, 2000 495,832 2,189,189
Homeownership rate, 2000 60.7% 68.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $112,600 $121,300
 
Households, 2000 465,834 1,901,327
Persons per household, 2000 2.79 2.64
Median household income, 1999 $41,207 $40,558
Per capita money income, 1999 $19,833 $20,275
Persons below poverty, percent, 1999 15.8% 13.9%
    Business Facts
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 29,631,027 60,976,999
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 13,623,483 56,457,863
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $9,960 $10,382
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 2,371,268 8,612,730
Total number of firms, 2002 92,073 381,180
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.3% 1.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.7% 1.7%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.9% 2.7%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 9.5% 9.2%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 27.4% 28.8%
 
    Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 474 113,634
Persons per square mile, 2000 2,782.0 45.2
Counties Maricopa County