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Maricopa County Population and Races

 
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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Maricopa County is 3,947,382, which is 28.49% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 27.89% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Maricopa County population density is 427.93 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 57.56 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Maricopa County is white, which represent 80.11% of the total population. The average Maricopa County education level is about the same as the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 3,947,382. #1

Population Growth Since 2000, #3

Maricopa County
28.49%
Arizona
27.89%
U.S.
11.61%

Population Density, #1

Maricopa County
427.93 per square mile
Arizona
57.56 per square mile
U.S.
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:3,162,279 (80.11%, #4)
Black:203,650 (5.16%, #1)
Hispanic:1,181,100 (29.92%, #7)
Asian:144,749 (3.67%, #1)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):82,592 (2.09%, #10)
One Race, Other:235,737 (5.97%, see rank)
Two or More Races:118,375 (3.00%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:1,059,199 (89.68%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:22,593 (1.91%, see rank)
Cuban:8,639 (0.73%, see rank)
Central American:28,282 (2.39%, see rank)
South American:17,720 (1.50%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:34,810 (24.05%, see rank)
Chinese:27,132 (18.74%, see rank)
Filipino:26,613 (18.39%, see rank)
Japanese:5,760 (3.98%, see rank)
Korean:11,022 (7.61%, see rank)
Vietnamese:20,204 (13.96%, see rank)
Asian, Other:19,208 (13.27%, see rank)
 

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

3,457,516 (87.59%) out of the total population of 3,947,382 reported first ancestry.

 Maricopa County% of the Total PopulationArizonaU.S.
Arab25,1380.64%, see rank0.50%0.56%
Czech15,3970.39%, see rank0.41%0.47%
Danish25,5860.65%, see rank0.67%0.42%
Dutch52,7291.34%, see rank1.39%1.40%
English327,8198.30%, see rank8.70%8.02%
French113,7802.88%, see rank2.96%3.34%
German574,14014.54%, see rank14.39%15.03%
Greek14,5970.37%, see rank0.34%0.41%
Hungarian17,7180.45%, see rank0.43%0.46%
Irish366,7949.29%, see rank9.50%10.80%
Italian182,9114.63%, see rank4.32%5.52%
Norwegian72,4491.84%, see rank1.75%1.42%
Polish105,2682.67%, see rank2.41%3.01%
Portuguese9,3840.24%, see rank0.25%0.44%
Russian33,8320.86%, see rank0.81%0.92%
Scotch-Irish29,5570.75%, see rank0.86%0.99%
Scottish67,3961.71%, see rank1.84%1.72%
Subsaharan African24,2530.61%, see rank0.51%0.95%
Swedish60,3671.53%, see rank1.54%1.27%
Swiss10,5730.27%, see rank0.27%0.30%
Ukrainian9,1980.23%, see rank0.22%0.31%
American236,8056.00%, see rank5.21%7.12%
Welsh24,6100.62%, see rank0.64%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 1,951,241 (49.43%, see rank)
Females: 1,996,141 (50.57%, see rank)

Maricopa County
Male: 49.43%
Female: 50.57%
Arizona
Male: 49.67%
Female: 50.33%
U.S.
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Maricopa County
35.30 years old
Arizona
36.50 years old
U.S.
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Maricopa County
34.20 years old
Arizona
35.30 years old
U.S.
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Maricopa County
36.40 years old
Arizona
37.80 years old
U.S.
38.80 years old

 Maricopa County% of the Total PopulationArizonaU.S.
Under 5 years275,2426.97%, see rank6.72%6.36%
5 to 9 years285,3857.23%, see rank6.92%6.51%
10 to 14 years283,4517.18%, see rank6.95%6.59%
15 to 19 years273,4946.93%, see rank6.93%6.85%
20 to 24 years279,2187.07%, see rank7.19%7.13%
25 to 34 years558,79114.16%, see rank13.33%13.47%
35 to 44 years533,82413.52%, see rank12.64%12.96%
45 to 54 years516,32713.08%, see rank12.81%14.09%
55 to 64 years428,11410.85%, see rank11.66%12.29%
65 to 74 years290,7957.37%, see rank8.52%7.64%
75 to 84 159,1284.03%, see rank4.60%4.25%
85 years and over63,6131.61%, see rank1.73%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Maricopa CountyArizonaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population2,550,592, 100%4,284,776209,056,129
Less Than High School341,720, 13.40%, see rank14.11%13.67%
High School Graduate593,094, 23.25%, see rank24.51%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree851,743, 33.39%, see rank34.29%29.09%
Bachelor Degree490,927, 19.25%, see rank17.13%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree273,108, 10.71%, see rank9.97%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.65, see rank13.5013.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Maricopa County ArizonaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten105,35975.25%24.75%76.80%23.20%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)452,60993.78%, see rank6.22%, see rank93.55%6.45%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)226,80393.99%, see rank6.01%, see rank93.98%6.02%90.60%9.40%
College242,54785.51%, see rank14.49%, see rank86.81%13.19%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School52,90360.79%, see rank39.21%, see rank65.70%34.30%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Maricopa CountyArizonaU.S.
Total Households1,424,244, 100%2,387,246116,211,092
Average Household Size2.74, see rank2.692.63
1 Person Households383,981, 26.96%, see rank27.24%27.57%
2 or More Person Households1,040,263, 73.04%, see rank72.76%72.43%
Family Households (Families)935,257, 65.67%, see rank65.74%66.22%
Average Family Size3.47, see rank3.403.32
Married-Couple Family673,712, 47.30%, see rank47.63%48.42%
Nonfamily Households488,987, 34.33%, see rank34.26%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Maricopa County%ArizonaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total3,103,304see rank5,211,077252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over1,520,530100%, see rank2,570,191123,281,364
Never Married562,92937.02%, see rank36.00%35.77%
Married769,09350.58%, see rank50.64%52.04%
Widowed34,0332.24%, see rank2.57%2.57%
Divorced154,47510.16%, see rank10.79%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over1,582,774100%, see rank2,640,886129,692,771
Never Married474,91630.01%, see rank28.84%29.48%
Married764,86248.32%, see rank48.81%49.19%
Widowed122,0917.71%, see rank8.48%9.16%
Divorced220,90513.96%, see rank13.87%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Maricopa County%ArizonaU.S.
Native3,360,50085.13%, see rank86.53%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence1,467,12537.17%, see rank38.39%58.73%
Born in Different State1,846,32946.77%, see rank46.89%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
47,0461.19%, see rank1.25%1.42%
Foreign Born586,88214.87%, see rank13.47%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship213,3505.40%, see rank5.17%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship373,5329.46%, see rank8.29%7.09%
Born In Europe56,2041.42%, see rank1.26%1.53%
Born In Asia122,7603.11%, see rank2.43%3.82%
Born In Africa18,4020.47%, see rank0.37%0.55%
Born In Oceania2,6490.07%, see rank0.06%0.07%
Born In Latin America362,3789.18%, see rank8.72%6.83%
Born In Northern America24,4890.62%, see rank0.63%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Maricopa County%ArizonaU.S.
English1,060,53574.46%, see rank73.10%79.39%
Spanish259,75618.24%, see rank19.32%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages47,9583.37%, see rank2.92%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages36,8062.58%, see rank2.13%3.36%
Other19,1891.35%, see rank2.53%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.


 
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