Phoenix, Arizona

Current Temperature ° Population 1,488,759

Homefacts City Report

Phoenix is located in Maricopa County, AZ. The population is 1,488,759, making Phoenix the largest city in Maricopa County and the largest city in the state of Arizona.

There are 441 public schools in Phoenix with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Phoenix is high, and there are 1,459 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Phoenix is moderate and the median home sales price is $175,000.

Cities near Phoenix include Glendale, Paradise Valley and Sun City.

Schools

School Rating is Average
  • No High School Diploma: 19.5%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 53.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 26.7%

Crime Rate

7.32% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 423
  • Violent Crimes: 632
  • Robbery: 215
  • Burglary: 1
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

30.27% Lower than national avg.
  • 1,459 offenders in Phoenix
  • 9.80 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $209,900
  • Median Sales Price: $175,000
  • Foreclosures: 5,802
  • Homes For Sale: 4,797
  • Homes For Rent: 1,205

Environmental Hazards

3,735 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 10
  • Registered Polluters: 1,034
  • Superfunds: 279
  • Tanks & Spills: 2,412

Unemployment

Moderate 5.9%
  • Arizona unemployment average: 6.6%
  • National unemployment average: 5.8%

Crime view details

1,459 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index view report

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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  • Violent Crime Index
  • Property Crime Index

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Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$209,900 compared to October 2013
Median Sales Price
$175,000 compared to October 2013

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    12.6%
  • Rented
    41.1%
  • Owned
    46.3%

4,797 Homes For Sale View All

$239,950
3844 E Shomi St
Phoenix, AZ 85044
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$249,900
2510 W White Feather Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85085
4 Beds | 3 Baths
$170,000
729 E Mission Ln
Phoenix, AZ 85020
NR Beds | NR Baths
$126,000
6401 S 17th Pl
Phoenix, AZ 85042
4 Beds | 3 Baths

5,802 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
$120,000  
$48,038
N 31st St # 131
Phoenix, AZ 85032
NR Beds | 2 Baths
$130,980
W Runion Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85027
NR Beds | 2 Baths
$135,714
W Sierra Vista Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85017
NR Beds | 2 Baths
$57,726
W Golden Ln
Phoenix, AZ 85051
NR Beds | 1 Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

816 Building Permits View All

  • In 2013, the city of Phoenix, AZ issued 816 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 816 permits, 456 were issued for single family homes and 456 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2012, the city of Phoenix, AZ issued 4,434 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 4,434 permits, 1650 were issued for single family homes and 1,650 were issued for multi-family homes.
All Housing Single Family Housing Multi-Family Housing

Building Permits By Year

1,205 Rental Properties View All

$1
2212 W. Mcdowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85044
$1,895
21250 N 36th Place
Phoenix, AZ 85085
3 Beds
$25,000
37 Country Club Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85020
5 Beds | 6 Baths
$4,000
4808 N 24th St #1303
Phoenix, AZ 85042
2 Beds | 2 Baths

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Environmental Hazards

3735 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
    in Phoenix, AZ
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  • Registered Polluters
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  • Superfunds
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  • Tanks & Spills
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (591/626)
    Phoenix, AZ has 94.41% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Phoenix, AZ is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index VERY HIGH 7.17 Average
    Phoenix, AZ is a very high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 54.5°
  • February 55.12°
  • March 62.83°
  • April 69.43°
  • May 77.7°
  • June 87.66°
  • July 92.8°
  • August 91.9°
  • September 87.1°
  • October 74.55°
  • November 63.92°
  • December 53.38°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Phoenix, AZ

Earthquakes
Phoenix, AZ has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Phoenix, AZ has a very low risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Phoenix, AZ has a very low risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Phoenix, AZ has a very low risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Phoenix, AZ: $44,153

Median Cost Of Living

Cost of Living index National Average is 100. Values under are lower cost and values over are higher cost.

Unemployment

Unemployment in Phoenix is 5.9%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 6.6% and 5.8% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 40.97%
White Collar - 59.03%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Jan Brewer
  • Sen. Jeff Flake
  • Sen. John McCain

City Representatives

  • Ron Barber
  • Raul M Grijalva
  • Paul A Gosar
  • Matt Salmon

Neighborhood Info

2 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

239 FCC Towers view all

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