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Phoenix Population

1,700,323

Phoenix is the capital city of the southwestern state of Arizona in the United States. Phoenix population in 2020 is estimated to be 1,700,323 (1.7 Million), Its fifth largest populous city in U.S with an area of 519.11 sq miles (1,344.50 sq.km). Sex ratio is 99.2, 49.8% are Male population and 50.2% are Female population. Phoenix Total housing units are 614,870 and has extremely hot summers and short winters. Phoenix is sunnier than any other major metropolitan area in the US, with 334 days of sunshine a year. Greater Phoenix is located in the Sonoran Desert, with an elevation of 1,117 feet above sea level, area refers to Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale and Tempe, One of the top golf destinations in the world with almost 200 golf courses. The Sonoran Desert is also one of the few native habits for the saguaro cactus, a cactus type that can live 150 years and grow more than 40 feet tall. The Salt River runs westward through Phoenix, but the riverbed is often dry due to large irrigation diversions.

YearPopulationChange %
20101,449,295
20111,470,0521.43
20121,499,8392.03
20131,527,3361.83
20141,556,5521.91
20151,584,9271.82
20161,613,5811.81
20171,634,9841.33
20181,660,2721.55
20191,680,9921.25
2020 *1,700,3231.15 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019


Phoenix Size and Population

Phoenix has more sunny days than any other metropolitan city in the U.S. The Sonoran Desert, where Phoenix is located, is actually one of the greenest and wettest deserts in the entirety of North America because the Sonoran Desert gets 3-15 inches of rain every year.

Citizen Voting Age Population
Citizen, 18 and over population are 990,221, out of these 485,745 are Male and 504,476 are Female, percentage wise 49.1% are Male and 50.9% are Female. According to U.S Census 2018 estimates, 119,447 are under 5 years, 165,611 are 65 years and over,


Languages spoken in Phoenix

The languages spoken at home by Phoenix people are 956,612 speak only English, 485,765 speak Spanish, 3,685 French (incl. Cajun), 336 Haitian, 1,550 Italian, 1,301 Portuguese, 2,953 German, 663 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages, 799 Greek, 2,082 Russian, 1,820 Polish, 5,287 Serbo-Croatian, 463 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages, 874 Armenian, 4,515 Persian (incl. Farsi, Dari).

People from Asian Indian languages are 769 Gujarati, 5,439 Hindi, 163 Urdu, 1,496 Punjabi, 1,462 Bengali, 3,265 Telugu, 876 Tamil, 2,029 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages, 1,825 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages, 4,539 Other Indo-European languages.

People from East and Mid Asia languages are 5,518 Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), 1,685 Japanese, 1,561 Korean, 75 Hmong, 6,838 Vietnamese, 417 Khmer, 5,515 Tagalog (incl. Filipino), 779 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages and 1,959 speak other languages of Asia.

1,085 Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 5,961 Arabic, 1,269 Hebrew, 4,938 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 1,125 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 5,855 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa, 4,182 Navajo, 2,793 speak other Native languages of North America.


Ethnic groups

Phoenix population by race are 1,164,617 are White Americans, 111,547 are Black or African American, 33,816 are American Indian and Alaska Native, out of these 580 are Cherokee tribals, 99 are Chippewa tribal, 14,223 are Navajo tribal, 402 are Sioux tribal.

Total 59,784 are Asians, out of these 18,566 are Asian Indian, 9,650 are Chinese, 10,520 are Filipino, 1,843 are Japanese, 3,059 are Korean, 7,308 are Vietnamese and 8,838 belong to other Asian Nationals.

3,395 are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 568 are Native Hawaiian, 815 are Guamanian or Chamorro, 431 are Samoan, 1,581 are Other Pacific Islander. 685,515 are Hispanic /Latino, 620,287 are Mexican, 10,236 are Puerto Rican, 5,316 are Cuban, 49,676 belong to other Hispanic/Latino.


Phoenix History

Phoenix is one of the world oldest place where nomadic paleo Indians used to live between 7000 B.C. The first explorers to Phoenix were Spanish at 16th century and their settlement were started before 1800. The town of Phoenix was settled in 1867, and incorporated in 1881 as the City of Phoenix. Phoenix people were mainly dependent on agriculture due to the availability of irrigation canals which were created by Hohokam people roughly 2000 years ago. With the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, the area of Phoenix becomes part of the United States. In 1889, Capital of Arizona Territory relocated to Phoenix from Prescott. Until the second world war, Cotton, Citrus and Copper are the trading commodities. Due to the desert zone, Since from 1900, For Tuberculosis patients The Phoenix weather was a major attraction at a time when the only cure was rest in a dry and warm climate. Jack Swilling establishes the Swilling Irrigating and Canal Company with the intent to develop the Phoenix area in 1867

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