Phoenix is a very large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 1,660,272 people and 359 constituent neighborhoods, Phoenix is the largest community in Arizona.
Phoenix is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.52%), sales jobs (10.87%), and management occupations (9.03%).
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.
The percentage of people in Phoenix who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.17% of adults in Phoenix have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Phoenix in 2010 was $27,870, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,480 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. The greatest number of Phoenix residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Phoenix also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 42.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Phoenix include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Phoenix's cultural character, accounting for 19.54% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Phoenix is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.