Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    4,150,083
  • Population Density
    284 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    14,599 sq.mi.
  • Primary City
    Phoenix, AZ
The Phoenix metro area is centered in Arizona and has 4,150,083 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
3.00 Phoenix 1,455,565
3.33 Mesa 441,711
4.00 Chandler 233,509
3.00 Glendale 229,611
4.00 Scottsdale 219,311
4.00 Gilbert 201,742
3.33 Tempe 163,928
3.33 Surprise 110,097
3.00 Avondale 73,148
3.00 San Tan Valley 70,915
3.66 Goodyear 61,313
3.33 Buckeye 47,109
2.66 Casa Grande 45,787
3.66 Maricopa 38,721
2.33 Sun City 38,329
2.33 Apache Junction 35,100
3.00 El Mirage 29,720
2.66 Sun City West 25,421
3.33 Florence 24,560
4.00 Queen Creek 24,207
3.66 Fountain Hills 22,617
4.00 Anthem 22,473
2.33 Eloy 15,901
2.66 Sun Lakes 13,590
4.00 Paradise Valley 13,101

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Maricopa County 3,798,374
3.00 Pinal County 351,709

Nearby Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
2.33 Tucson Metro Area 974,181
2.00 Las Vegas Metro Area 1,928,695
1.66 San Bernardino Metro Area 4,178,296
3.66 San Diego Metro Area 3,060,849
2.66 Albuquerque Metro Area 875,617

Comparable Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
2.33 Tucson Metro Area 974,181
2.66 Albuquerque Metro Area 875,617
2.66 Los Angeles Metro Area 12,777,695
3.66 San Diego Metro Area 3,060,849
3.66 Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area 6,280,597

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.00 Chandler Unified School District 43
4.00 Amphitheater Unified School District 20
Mohawk Valley Elementary School District 1
3.66 Tempe Union High School District 8
3.66 Gilbert Unified School District 45
3.66 Scottsdale Unified School District 35
3.66 Peoria Unified School District 41
Buckeye Elementary School District 7
3.66 Fountain Hills Unified School District 5
3.66 Paradise Valley Unified School District 48
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 8
Nadaburg Unified School District 2
3.33 Mesa Unified School District 93
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 25
Gila Bend Unified School District 2
Casa Grande Elementary School District 13

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Sequoia Academics & Arts Charter Elementary School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.33 Imagine Elementary - Tempe Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
Westwind Middle School Academy Public, Charter 6-8 Middle
4.33 BASIS Scottsdale Public, Charter 5-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Great Hearts Academies - Anthem Preparatory Academy Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Copper Canyon Academy Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.33 Sonoran Science Academy - Phoenix Public, Charter K-10 Elementary, Middle
1.66 Vista Grove Preparatory Academy Elementary School Public, Charter K-6 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Crown Charter School Public, Charter K-6 Elementary, Middle
Vector Prep & Arts Academy Public, Charter K-6 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Great Hearts Academies - Veritas Preparatory Academy Public, Charter 6-12 Middle, High
McKemy Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Meyer Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Arts Academy at South Mountain Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Dobson Academy Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Montessori Day School - Phoenix Mountainside Campus Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Villa Montessori Charter School - Phoenix Campus Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Valley Academy Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Hearn Academy Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
Bustoz School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Challenge Charter School Public, Charter K-6 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Self Development Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
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 5-10 Elementary, Middle

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, Middle, High
The Marion Burton School Private, Alternative 6-12 High
Academic Behavioral Alternatives - Chandler Campus Private, Special Education 7-12 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, Middle, High
William K. Eaton School Private, Alternative, All-Boys 8-12 Middle, High
4.00 Arizona Cultural Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, 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
3.00 Thunderbird Adventist Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
Gateway Academy Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, High
Blueprint Education Private 9-12 High
Joy Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, 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
Providence Classical School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, 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 59.05% 64.16% 58.16% 42.66% 50.82% 31.99% 49.01% 55.70%
Hispanic 29.31% 16.05% 29.41% 46.20% 27.13% 44.12% 31.62% 34.12%
African American 4.61% 12.21% 3.76% 2.25% 14.60% 6.74% 4.78% 3.29%
Asian 3.18% 4.67% 2.65% 1.89% 5.24% 14.55% 10.67% 2.54%
Native American 1.86% 0.66% 4.05% 5.08% 0.33% 0.18% 0.35% 2.41%
Multiracial 1.61% 1.85% 1.62% 1.56% 1.55% 1.85% 2.92% 1.60%
Pacific Islander 0.20% 0.15% 0.17% 0.05% 0.10% 0.25% 0.42% 0.13%
Other 0.15% 0.21% 0.14% 0.27% 0.19% 0.26% 0.20% 0.19%

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% 14% 16% 13% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11% 11% 12% 12% 11% 10%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 10% 10% 9% 10% 12% 11%
25 to 34 years 14% 13% 14% 14% 15% 15% 15% 13%
35 to 44 years 14% 14% 13% 13% 15% 15% 14% 12%
45 to 54 years 13% 15% 13% 14% 14% 14% 14% 13%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 11% 12% 10% 10% 10% 12%
65 and over 12% 13% 14% 12% 9% 11% 11% 15%

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% 15% 15% 13% 17% 22% 15% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 24% 29% 25% 25% 23% 20% 19% 23%
Some college or associate degree 34% 29% 34% 32% 29% 27% 32% 34%
Bachelor's degree 18% 18% 17% 17% 21% 20% 21% 17%
Master's degree or higher 10% 10% 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 49.8% 49.2% 49.7% 49.1% 49.4% 49.4% 50.2% 49.1%
Female 50.2% 50.8% 50.3% 50.9% 50.6% 50.6% 49.8% 50.9%

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 33.9% 33.9% 33.4% 31.9% 37.5% 49.2% 44.8% 36.0%
Own 66.1% 66.1% 66.6% 68.1% 62.5% 50.8% 55.2% 64.0%

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 283.5 280.9 277.4 450.3 311.9 214.9 250.2 411.9
Murder 6.8 5.6 5.6 6.7 8.5 7.2 3.5 7.6
Rape 31.7 29.2 28.7 46.8 43.3 23.6 21.2 41.3
Robbery 184.8 150.7 138.0 173.1 236.4 217.7 109.8 224.5

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 1038.9 718.3 848.0 1094.8 1137.0 433.9 429.9 907.5
Larceny 2286.7 2276.2 2449.8 3371.4 2622.2 1429.7 1406.6 2628.0
Motor vehicle theft 390.4 275.5 308.9 450.6 418.3 362.7 479.3 457.4

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
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