Phoenix, AZ
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Phoenix profile

Living in Phoenix

Phoenix is a very large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 1,608,139 people and 386 constituent neighborhoods, Phoenix is the largest community in Arizona.

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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Phoenix who work in office and administrative support (13.30%), sales jobs (10.43%), and management occupations (9.77%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.31% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

The overall education level of Phoenix citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.42% of adults in Phoenix have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Phoenix in 2018 was $31,427, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,708 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 42.65% 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.

In addition, Phoenix has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.33%).

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