Phoenix Metro Area - Rankings and Statistics - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    4,268,289
  • Population Density
    292 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    14,599 sq.mi.
  • Primary City
    Phoenix, AZ
The Phoenix metro area is centered in Arizona and has 4,268,289 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Cities

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Phoenix 1,473,639
4.00 Mesa 447,002
4.00 Chandler 241,096
4.00 Glendale 230,047
4.33 Scottsdale 221,283
4.33 Gilbert 215,683
4.33 Tempe 164,742
3.66 Surprise 118,784
3.66 San Tan Valley 83,469
4.00 Avondale 76,872
3.66 Goodyear 67,536
3.33 Buckeye 52,624
3.00 Casa Grande 48,908
3.33 Maricopa 43,632
4.00 Sun City 38,115
3.33 Apache Junction 36,181
3.33 El Mirage 31,950
4.00 Queen Creek 27,120
3.66 Florence 26,099
3.33 Sun City West 24,774
4.33 Anthem 23,329
4.33 Fountain Hills 22,812
2.66 Eloy 16,877
4.00 New River 14,629
4.00 Sun Lakes 13,918

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Maricopa County 3,889,161
2.66 Pinal County 379,128

Nearby Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
2.33 Tucson Metro Area 986,891
2.00 Las Vegas Metro Area 1,976,925
2.00 San Bernardino Metro Area 4,285,443
4.00 San Diego Metro Area 3,138,265
2.66 Albuquerque Metro Area 893,241

Comparable Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
2.33 Tucson Metro Area 986,891
2.66 Albuquerque Metro Area 893,241
3.66 Los Angeles Metro Area 12,945,252
4.00 San Diego Metro Area 3,138,265
3.00 Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area 6,575,833

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.00 Chandler Unified District #80 44
3.66 Tempe Union High School District 8
3.66 Gilbert Unified School District 45
3.66 Scottsdale Unified School District 36
3.66 Peoria Unified School District 41
Buckeye Elementary School District 6
3.66 Fountain Hills Unified School District 5
3.66 Paradise Valley Unified School District 49
Kyrene Elementary School District 26
3.66 Queen Creek Unified School District 7
3.66 Glendale Union High School District 10
Red Rock Elementary School District 1
3.66 Deer Valley Unified School District 38
3.33 Cave Creek Unified School District 9
Nadaburg Unified School District 2
3.33 Mesa Unified School District 92
Madison Elementary School District 8
3.33 Higley Unified School District 11
3.33 Agua Fria Union High School District 4
Litchfield Elementary School District 14
Tempe School District 22
Gila Bend Unified School District 2
Casa Grande Elementary School District 13
Riverside Elementary School District 2
3.00 Florence Unified School District 11

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Sequoia Academics & Arts Elementary Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
2.33 Imagine Tempe Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
Westwind Middle School Public, Charter 6-8 Middle
4.33 BASIS Scottsdale Public, Charter 5-12 High
4.33 Great Hearts Academies - Chandler Prep Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Copper Canyon Academy Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
2.33 Sonoran Science Academy - Phoenix Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
1.66 Vista Grove Preparatory Academy Elementary School Public, Charter K-6 Elementary
3.66 Crown Charter School Public, Charter K-6 Elementary
Vector Prep & Arts Academy Public, Charter K-6 Elementary
4.33 Great Hearts Academies - Veritas Prep Public, Charter 6-12 High
4.33 Dobson Academy the - A Ball Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
4.00 Montessori Day Public Schools Chartered - Mountain Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
4.33 Villa Montessori - Phoenix Campus Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
4.33 Valley Academy Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
4.00 Hearn Academy the - A Ball Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
4.33 Challenge Charter School Public, Charter K-6 Elementary
4.00 Self Development Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
All Aboard Charter School Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.33 University High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 BASIS Oro Valley Public, Charter 5-12 High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Devereux School - Arizona Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
91st Psalm Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
The Marion Burton School Private, Alternative 6-12 High
Youth Development Institute School Private, Religious, Special Education 6-12 High
Canyon State Academy Private, Alternative, All-Boys 6-12 High
4.00 Phoenix Country Day School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
4.00 Arizona Cultural Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
The Austin Centers for Exceptional Students (ACES) - East Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Sun & Shield Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Brophy College Preparatory High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 6-12 High
3.33 Xavier College Preparatory Roman Catholic High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.33 Arrowhead Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Notre Dame Preparatory School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Faith Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Gateway Academy Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, High
Redeemer Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Seton Catholic Preparatory High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Gateway Baptist Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Bourgade Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
3.66 University of Arizona
3.66 Arizona State University
2.33 Arizona Christian University
University of Phoenix - Online
Pima Community College
Mesa Community College
Argosy University - Online
Glendale Community College - Arizona
Grand Canyon University
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
University of Phoenix - Phoenix
Rio Salado College
Scottsdale Community College
Phoenix College
Paradise Valley Community College
Estrella Mountain Community College
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute - Phoenix
Universal Technical Institute - Phoenix
Central Arizona College
Western International University
Anthem College - Phoenix
Pima Medical Institute - Tucson
University of Phoenix - Southern Arizona
South Mountain Community College
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Scottsdale

Around Phoenix

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Phoenix Metro Area United States Arizona Albuquerque Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area San Diego Metro Area Tucson Metro Area
White 58.23% 63.25% 57.35% 41.78% 49.95% 31.28% 47.98% 54.69%
Hispanic 29.63% 16.62% 29.88% 47.07% 27.58% 44.61% 32.35% 34.97%
African American 4.81% 12.23% 3.90% 2.31% 14.66% 6.56% 4.79% 3.28%
Asian 3.32% 4.83% 2.76% 1.90% 5.47% 14.77% 10.92% 2.58%
Multiracial 1.84% 2.05% 1.82% 1.66% 1.78% 2.12% 3.02% 1.78%
Native American 1.83% 0.66% 4.00% 5.01% 0.30% 0.18% 0.35% 2.44%
Pacific Islander 0.21% 0.16% 0.18% 0.06% 0.09% 0.25% 0.43% 0.12%
Other 0.13% 0.19% 0.12% 0.22% 0.16% 0.23% 0.16% 0.15%

Age

Phoenix Metro Area United States Arizona Albuquerque Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area San Diego Metro Area Tucson Metro Area
9 years and under 15% 13% 14% 13% 15% 13% 13% 12%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11% 11% 12% 11% 10% 10%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 10% 10% 9% 11% 12% 11%
25 to 34 years 14% 13% 13% 14% 15% 15% 15% 13%
35 to 44 years 14% 13% 13% 13% 15% 14% 13% 12%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 13% 14% 14% 14% 14% 13%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 12% 12% 10% 11% 11% 13%
65 and over 13% 13% 14% 13% 9% 11% 12% 16%

Education Levels

Phoenix Metro Area United States Arizona Albuquerque Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area San Diego Metro Area Tucson Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 14% 14% 14% 13% 16% 22% 15% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 24% 28% 25% 25% 23% 20% 19% 23%
Some college or associate degree 34% 29% 34% 32% 29% 27% 32% 35%
Bachelor's degree 19% 18% 17% 17% 21% 20% 21% 18%
Master's degree or higher 10% 11% 10% 13% 10% 11% 13% 12%

Gender

Phoenix Metro Area United States Arizona Albuquerque Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area San Diego Metro Area Tucson Metro Area
Male 49.7% 49.2% 49.7% 49.2% 49.3% 49.3% 50.2% 49.2%
Female 50.3% 50.8% 50.3% 50.8% 50.7% 50.7% 49.8% 50.8%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Phoenix Metro Area United States Arizona Albuquerque Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area San Diego Metro Area Tucson Metro Area
Rent 36.5% 35.1% 35.6% 32.8% 38.6% 50.3% 46.2% 37.3%
Own 63.5% 64.9% 64.4% 67.2% 61.4% 49.7% 53.8% 62.7%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Phoenix Metro Area United States Arizona Albuquerque Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area San Diego Metro Area Tucson Metro Area
Assault 248.0 278.9 272.1 499.9 184.4 169.7 226.6 374.3
Murder 4.9 5.0 5.1 6.5 4.7 4.3 2.4 8.9
Robbery 131.3 159.8 126.0 184.4 133.8 139.6 104.7 176.9

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Phoenix Metro Area United States Arizona Albuquerque Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area San Diego Metro Area Tucson Metro Area
Burglary 787.6 573.5 779.3 1295.3 734.8 441.9 447.7 879.1
Larceny 2327.8 2079.6 2670.1 3585.1 2192.1 1430.0 1480.2 4929.6
Motor vehicle theft 279.6 235.5 277.1 531.7 282.5 343.5 382.2 381.2

Income

Weather

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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 493 responses

  • 63% Yes
  • 22% Not sure
  • 15% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 524 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 214 responses

  • 39% Very accepting.
  • 46% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 11% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 4% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 900 responses

  • 33% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 50% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 15% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 2% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 125 responses

  • 19% I love everything about it.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 22% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 2% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 151 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments