Phoenix Stats

Metro Phoenix (Maricopa County) Statistics

  • Maricopa county 2009 population is estimated at 4,228,683 which ranks fourth among the nation’s counties and is  greater than the population of 24 states
  • Phoenix population (as of Jan. 1, 2009) 1,567,453. Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the United States
  • Phoenix-Mesa metropolitan area shot up from 43rd place to the number three slot on the prestigious Milken Institute index of the “2004 Best Performing Cities.”
  • “Fourth Best City in the United States for expansions and relocations” Plant Sites & Parks magazine March 2004
  • “Best Places for Business and Careers” Forbes Magazine May 2005
  • “Second best city in the nation for business expansions” Expansion Management January 2006
  • “Third Best City for Relocation” Forbes June 2009
  • Since the early ‘90s, Arizona has experienced tremendous population and job growth. 24.2% growth since 2000. The state’s increase in population consistently surpasses national averages
  • Recently recognized as the second fastest-growing state in the nation
  • Arizona grew from 3.67 million people in 1990 to 5.94 million in 2005
  • The state has been among the top performers nationally in job creation for several decades
  • Currently home to seven Fortune 1000 companies

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  • With an average age of 34, greater Phoenix is the fifth youngest metro region in the country with a diverse, well-educated labor force of over 2 million people
  • Greater Phoenix has consistently outpaced the U.S. population growth over the last 18 years. Projections show the region is expected to grow by nearly 60 percent by 2030, bringing the population to more than 6 million people
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is one of the top ten busiest in the nation
  • The cost of living is comparatively low in Phoenix

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