Phoenix is a very large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 1,680,992 people and 359 constituent neighborhoods, Phoenix is the largest community in Arizona.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Phoenix is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Phoenix is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Phoenix who work in office and administrative support (13.33%), sales jobs (10.61%), and management occupations (9.34%).
Also of interest is that Phoenix has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Phoenix is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Phoenix is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
In terms of college education, Phoenix is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.63% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Phoenix in 2018 was $29,343, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,372 for a family of four. However, Phoenix contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Phoenix is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Phoenix home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Phoenix, accounting for 42.62% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Phoenix residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Phoenix include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Phoenix also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.41%.
The most common language spoken in Phoenix is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.