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Phoenix, AZ Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Phoenix is 1,490,758, which is 12.85% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 27.89% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Phoenix population density is 2,878.21 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 Phoenix is white, which represent 75.72% of the total population. The average Phoenix education level is lower than the state average and is lower than 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: 1,490,758. #1

Population Growth Since 2000, #119

Phoenix, AZ

Population Density, #18

Phoenix, AZ
2,878.21 per square mile
57.56 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:1,128,800 (75.72%, #256)
Black:102,055 (6.85%, #16)
Hispanic:603,460 (40.48%, #69)
Asian:49,929 (3.35%, #27)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):32,557 (2.18%, #200)
One Race, Other:132,828 (8.91%, see rank)
Two or More Races:44,589 (2.99%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:556,776 (92.26%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:7,352 (1.22%, see rank)
Cuban:4,590 (0.76%, see rank)
Central American:14,184 (2.35%, see rank)
South American:6,215 (1.03%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:14,191 (28.42%, see rank)
Chinese:7,997 (16.02%, see rank)
Filipino:8,514 (17.05%, see rank)
Japanese:1,452 (2.91%, see rank)
Korean:2,733 (5.47%, see rank)
Vietnamese:7,160 (14.34%, see rank)
Asian, Other:7,882 (15.79%, see rank)

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

Population by First Ancestry

1,334,833 (89.54%) out of the total population of 1,490,758 reported first ancestry.

 Phoenix, AZ% of the Total PopulationArizonaU.S.
Arab9,8010.66%, see rank0.50%0.56%
Czech4,6060.31%, see rank0.41%0.47%
Danish5,1230.34%, see rank0.67%0.42%
Dutch16,1971.09%, see rank1.39%1.40%
English91,8246.16%, see rank8.70%8.02%
French34,6922.33%, see rank2.96%3.34%
German177,62211.91%, see rank14.39%15.03%
Greek4,6860.31%, see rank0.34%0.41%
Hungarian6,2090.42%, see rank0.43%0.46%
Irish121,0318.12%, see rank9.50%10.80%
Italian60,1154.03%, see rank4.32%5.52%
Norwegian18,9121.27%, see rank1.75%1.42%
Polish34,5102.31%, see rank2.41%3.01%
Portuguese2,9020.19%, see rank0.25%0.44%
Russian10,8450.73%, see rank0.81%0.92%
Scotch-Irish8,8000.59%, see rank0.86%0.99%
Scottish19,8931.33%, see rank1.84%1.72%
Subsaharan African13,3660.90%, see rank0.51%0.95%
Swedish15,4521.04%, see rank1.54%1.27%
Swiss3,3510.22%, see rank0.27%0.30%
Ukrainian2,9230.20%, see rank0.22%0.31%
American60,2234.04%, see rank5.21%7.12%
Welsh7,0890.48%, see rank0.64%0.57%

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

Population by Gender

Male: 743,960 (49.90%, see rank)
Females: 746,798 (50.10%, see rank)

Phoenix, AZ
Male: 49.90%
Female: 50.10%
Male: 49.67%
Female: 50.33%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

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

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Phoenix, AZ
32.90 years old
36.50 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Phoenix, AZ
32.00 years old
35.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Phoenix, AZ
33.80 years old
37.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Phoenix, AZ% of the Total PopulationArizonaU.S.
Under 5 years114,8357.70%, see rank6.72%6.36%
5 to 9 years114,2907.67%, see rank6.92%6.51%
10 to 14 years112,6617.56%, see rank6.95%6.59%
15 to 19 years106,3007.13%, see rank6.93%6.85%
20 to 24 years113,3077.60%, see rank7.19%7.13%
25 to 34 years231,76615.55%, see rank13.33%13.47%
35 to 44 years212,44614.25%, see rank12.64%12.96%
45 to 54 years199,10113.36%, see rank12.81%14.09%
55 to 64 years151,02110.13%, see rank11.66%12.29%
65 to 74 years80,3135.39%, see rank8.52%7.64%
75 to 84 38,3192.57%, see rank4.60%4.25%
85 years and over16,3991.10%, see rank1.73%1.85%

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

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Phoenix, AZArizonaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population929,365, 100%4,284,776209,056,129
Less Than High School177,994, 19.15%, see rank14.11%13.67%
High School Graduate222,636, 23.96%, see rank24.51%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree282,533, 30.40%, see rank34.29%29.09%
Bachelor Degree160,056, 17.22%, see rank17.13%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree86,146, 9.27%, see rank9.97%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.18, 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

 Phoenix, AZ ArizonaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten40,09078.51%21.49%76.80%23.20%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)180,43794.42%, see rank5.58%, see rank93.55%6.45%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)89,30193.69%, see rank6.31%, see rank93.98%6.02%90.60%9.40%
College83,43883.76%, see rank16.24%, see rank86.81%13.19%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School16,79861.00%, see rank39.00%, see rank65.70%34.30%58.86%41.14%

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

Household and Family

 Phoenix, AZArizonaU.S.
Total Households520,856, 100%2,387,246116,211,092
Average Household Size2.83, see rank2.692.63
1 Person Households149,491, 28.70%, see rank27.24%27.57%
2 or More Person Households371,365, 71.30%, see rank72.76%72.43%
Family Households (Families)329,835, 63.33%, see rank65.74%66.22%
Average Family Size3.70, see rank3.403.32
Married-Couple Family214,948, 41.27%, see rank47.63%48.42%
Nonfamily Households191,021, 36.67%, see rank34.26%33.78%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Phoenix, AZ%ArizonaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total1,148,972see rank5,211,077252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over568,556100%, see rank2,570,191123,281,364
Never Married240,09242.23%, see rank36.00%35.77%
Married257,97745.37%, see rank50.64%52.04%
Widowed10,7911.90%, see rank2.57%2.57%
Divorced59,69610.50%, see rank10.79%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over580,416100%, see rank2,640,886129,692,771
Never Married203,41235.05%, see rank28.84%29.48%
Married255,49244.02%, see rank48.81%49.19%
Widowed36,7926.34%, see rank8.48%9.16%
Divorced84,72014.60%, see rank13.87%12.16%

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

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Phoenix, AZ%ArizonaU.S.
Native1,190,31779.85%, see rank86.53%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence601,83740.37%, see rank38.39%58.73%
Born in Different State572,62338.41%, see rank46.89%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
15,8571.06%, see rank1.25%1.42%
Foreign Born300,44120.15%, see rank13.47%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship87,8165.89%, see rank5.17%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship212,62514.26%, see rank8.29%7.09%
Born In Europe21,6181.45%, see rank1.26%1.53%
Born In Asia45,9163.08%, see rank2.43%3.82%
Born In Africa10,0980.68%, see rank0.37%0.55%
Born In Oceania1,2970.09%, see rank0.06%0.07%
Born In Latin America215,85514.48%, see rank8.72%6.83%
Born In Northern America5,6570.38%, see rank0.63%0.26%

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

Language Spoken at Home

 Phoenix, AZ%ArizonaU.S.
English344,71566.18%, see rank73.10%79.39%
Spanish135,84426.08%, see rank19.32%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages18,5793.57%, see rank2.92%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages12,8772.47%, see rank2.13%3.36%
Other8,8411.70%, see rank2.53%0.99%

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

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