Phoenix, AZ
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Phoenix is a very large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 1,563,025 people and 359 constituent neighborhoods, Phoenix is the largest community in Arizona.

Phoenix real estate is some of the most expensive in Arizona, although Phoenix house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Phoenix isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Phoenix are a mix 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 (14.40%), sales jobs (11.80%), and management occupations (9.26%).

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.

The overall education level of Phoenix is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.49% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Phoenix in 2010 was $24,057, 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 $96,228 for a family of four. However, Phoenix contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Phoenix is a very 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 40.48% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Phoenix include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Phoenix's cultural character, accounting for 20.15% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Phoenix is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.