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.
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 (13.33%), 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.
One thing noticeable about Phoenix, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Phoenix is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Phoenix a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Phoenix is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Phoenix's cultural character, accounting for 19.41% 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.