Phoenix demographics profile

StatisticPhoenixArizonaNational
Population1,555,3246,728,577318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,0055791
Median age33.337.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%53%55%
Speak English63%73%79%
Speak Spanish31%20%13%
Phoenix, AZ has a population of 1,555,324 and is the 6th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,005 per sq mi which is 5126% higher than the Arizona average and 3216% higher than the national average. The median age in Phoenix is 33 which is approximately 10% lower than the Arizona average of 37. In Phoenix, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 63% speak English and 31% speak Spanish. 41% of Phoenix residents were born in Arizona, 38% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 20% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Phoenix is 5126% higher than Arizona.
  • The median age in Phoenix is 10% lower than Arizona.
  • In Phoenix 72.59% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Phoenix 6.81% of the population is African American.
  • In Phoenix 3.53% of the population is Asian.

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Phoenix population breakdown by race

RacePhoenixArizonaNational
Caucasian72.59%77.80%73.35%
African American6.81%4.27%12.63%
Asian3.53%3.05%5.22%
American Indian2.01%4.41%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.21%0.19%0.18%
Mixed race3.38%3.31%3.06%
Other race11.48%6.97%4.75%
In Phoenix, 41.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Phoenix, AZ demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).