Arizona Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for Arizona, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2022 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Richest Zip Codes in Arizona

In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in Arizona based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.

If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 85253 Maricopa County $318,124.00
2 85262 Maricopa County $254,814.00
3 85255 Maricopa County $212,810.00
4 85266 Maricopa County $200,884.00
5 85259 Maricopa County $194,620.00
6 85045 Maricopa County $181,027.00
7 85249 Maricopa County $180,412.00
8 85284 Maricopa County $180,188.00
9 85083 Maricopa County $172,907.00
10 85050 Maricopa County $170,205.00
11 85263 Maricopa County $169,627.00
12 85377 Maricopa County $164,970.00
13 85718 Pima County $164,782.00
14 85383 Maricopa County $160,427.00
15 85298 Maricopa County $157,242.00
16 85018 Maricopa County $154,683.00
17 85254 Maricopa County $153,538.00
18 85331 Maricopa County $152,656.00
19 85048 Maricopa County $152,469.00
20 85258 Maricopa County $151,999.00
21 85750 Pima County $151,915.00
22 85286 Maricopa County $147,150.00
23 85755 Pima County $146,995.00
24 85297 Maricopa County $146,473.00
25 85086 Maricopa County $146,056.00
26 85310 Maricopa County $144,296.00
27 85028 Maricopa County $143,872.00
28 85295 Maricopa County $142,381.00
29 85268 Maricopa County $141,269.00
30 85260 Maricopa County $140,341.00
31 85212 Maricopa County $140,064.00
32 85085 Maricopa County $139,097.00
33 85749 Pima County $138,545.00
34 85251 Maricopa County $137,212.00
35 85142 Maricopa County, Pinal County $136,230.00
36 85234 Maricopa County $136,138.00
37 85296 Maricopa County $134,542.00
38 85658 Pima County, Pinal County $133,352.00
39 85395 Maricopa County $130,050.00
40 85355 Maricopa County $128,182.00
41 85248 Maricopa County, Pinal County $128,087.00
42 85641 Pima County $127,198.00
43 85396 Maricopa County $126,937.00
44 85207 Maricopa County $125,219.00
45 85340 Maricopa County $124,917.00
46 85016 Maricopa County $124,683.00
47 85054 Maricopa County $122,833.00
48 85226 Maricopa County $122,737.00
49 85087 Maricopa County $121,430.00
50 85213 Maricopa County $121,351.00
51 85737 Pima County $121,177.00
52 86305 Yavapai County $120,163.00
53 85742 Pima County $119,864.00
54 85339 Maricopa County, Pinal County $119,550.00
55 85250 Maricopa County $117,954.00
56 85012 Maricopa County $117,660.00
57 85044 Maricopa County $117,348.00
58 85233 Maricopa County $117,124.00
59 85388 Maricopa County $116,780.00
60 85748 Pima County $116,062.00
61 85140 Pinal County $114,771.00
62 85747 Pima County $114,018.00
63 85379 Maricopa County $113,316.00
64 85024 Maricopa County $112,138.00
65 86015 Coconino County $111,242.00
66 85646 Santa Cruz County $110,969.00
67 85215 Maricopa County $109,592.00
68 85629 Pima County $108,948.00
69 85623 Pinal County $108,729.00
70 85338 Maricopa County $108,694.00
71 85715 Pima County $108,612.00
72 85308 Maricopa County $107,632.00
73 85739 Pima County, Pinal County $107,506.00
74 85936 Apache County $107,440.00
75 85020 Maricopa County $107,305.00
76 85118 Pinal County $107,179.00
77 86429 Mohave County $106,872.00
78 85257 Maricopa County $106,703.00
79 85305 Maricopa County $106,459.00
80 85743 Pima County $106,193.00
81 86018 Coconino County $106,092.00
82 85704 Pima County $105,510.00
83 86017 Coconino County $105,460.00
84 85381 Maricopa County $104,366.00
85 85224 Maricopa County $103,644.00
86 85382 Maricopa County $103,457.00
87 85304 Maricopa County $103,144.00
88 85042 Maricopa County $103,002.00
89 85138 Pinal County $102,936.00
90 86351 Yavapai County $102,211.00
91 86024 Coconino County $101,696.00
92 85637 Pima County, Santa Cruz County $99,871.00
93 85283 Maricopa County $99,861.00
94 86004 Coconino County $99,293.00
95 85387 Maricopa County $99,057.00
96 85934 Navajo County $98,842.00
97 85004 Maricopa County $98,813.00
98 86336 Coconino County, Yavapai County $98,568.00
99 85013 Maricopa County $97,828.00
100 85622 Pima County $97,069.00

To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in Arizona.

Richest Cities in Arizona

We can also find the same information for the richest cities in Arizona. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in Arizona by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.

Rank City County Mean Income
1 Paradise Valley Maricopa County $385,643.00
2 Carefree Maricopa County $164,144.00
3 Scottsdale Maricopa County $159,871.00
4 Queen Creek Maricopa County, Pinal County $151,614.00
5 Fountain Hills Maricopa County $140,336.00
6 Gilbert Maricopa County $137,425.00
7 Oro Valley Pima County $131,530.00
8 Litchfield Park Maricopa County $129,281.00
9 Chandler Maricopa County $127,475.00
10 Marana Pima County, Pinal County $126,005.00

To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in Arizona.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2022, the median household income in Arizona is $72,581.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in Arizona.

  • Under 25
    $45,065.00
  • 25 to 44
    $80,218.00
  • 45 to 64
    $87,845.00
  • 65 and over
    $56,865.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in Arizona?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in Arizona is $98,569.00.

9.23% of households in Arizona are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for Arizona but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for Arizona

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for Arizona easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    14.72%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    19.13%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    17.58%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    13.68%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    17.35%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    8.31%
  • $200,000 or more
    9.23%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in Arizona. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in Arizona by the total number of people in Arizona.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in Arizona and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in Arizona is $38,334.00.

Population in Arizona by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in Arizona is currently 7,172,282 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in Arizona can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in Arizona.

  • 3.40% White
    241,066
  • 68.00% Black/African American
    4,874,769
  • 53.00% Native
    3,801,121
  • 17.40% Hispanic
    1,248,584
  • 4.30% Asian
    307,726
  • 3.50% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    249,047
  • 0.20% Two or more races
    12,764
  • 3.30% Other
    233,864

Population of Arizona by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for Arizona is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 426,861 410,189
10 to 19 Years 489,208 465,441
20 to 29 Years 522,105 480,881
30 to 39 Years 484,583 453,101
40 to 49 Years 438,012 421,849
50 to 59 Years 421,033 427,026
60 to 69 Years 392,614 438,457
70 Years and over 414,094 486,828

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in Arizona.

  • Master's degree or higher
    15.23%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33.99%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13.12%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33.83%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3.83%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for Arizona because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in Arizona look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in Arizona that are over the age of 16.

The current population in Arizona that are over the age of 16 is 5,764,417 people.

The unemployment rate in Arizona is 5.40%, which means 186,058 people are unemployed.

Median Age in Arizona

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in Arizona. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in Arizona is 38.4 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in Arizona

38.4

Total

37.2

Male

39.6

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 2,739,136 households in Arizona, and the average household size is 2.56 people.

For families, the total number is 1,780,293, and the average family size is 3.13 people.

9.20% of those families in Arizona are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for Arizona in .

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $14,580.00
2 People $19,720.00
3 People $24,860.00
4 People $30,000.00
5 People $35,140.00
6 People $40,280.00
7 People $45,420.00
8 People $50,560.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from , while the latest demographics data we have is from 2022.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in Arizona for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 1,291,812 157,515 330,966 958,843
Average Household Size 3.18 3.27 3.46 1.3
Total Families 1,291,812 157,515 330,966 0
Average Household Size 3.15 2.85 3.19 0

Housing Data in Arizona

There are total of 3,097,768 housing units in Arizona. Of those units, 2,739,136 (88.42%) are occupied, and 358,632 (11.58%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 3,097,768 housing units in Arizona, 879,522 (28.39%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $1,308.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 58.60% of housing units, with 1,815,352 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in Arizona.

  • No rent paid
    44,262
  • Less than $500
    37,580
  • $500 to $999
    201,477
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    315,327
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    208,661
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    76,059
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    22,398
  • $3,000 or more
    18,020

Property Values

The median value of a property in Arizona is $321,400.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in Arizona.

  • Less than $50,000
    117,708
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    75,265
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    96,537
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    142,899
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    401,602
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    588,742
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    326,032
  • $1,000,000 or more
    66,567

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in Arizona.

  • 1939 or earlier
    41,951
  • 1940 to 1949
    45,281
  • 1950 to 1959
    156,670
  • 1960 to 1969
    212,006
  • 1970 to 1979
    489,915
  • 1980 to 1989
    528,850
  • 1990 to 1999
    584,717
  • 2000 to 2009
    707,560
  • 2010 to 2013
    306,236
  • 2014 or later
    24,582

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in Arizona has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    150,295
  • 1 vehicle available
    938,014
  • 2 vehicles available
    1,040,470
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    610,357

Commuting to Work in Arizona

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of Arizona, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 25.5 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of Arizona.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    77,202
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    260,622
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    358,222
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    427,293
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    430,417
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    211,628
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    404,753
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    92,972
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    115,211
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    213,699
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    134,327
  • 90 or more minutes
    55,349

We can also look at the means of transport in Arizona to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    2,285,920
  • Carpooled
    324,475
  • Public transportation
    40,113
  • Walked
    54,751
  • Other means
    76,436
  • Worked from home
    462,724

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in Arizona.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for Arizona.

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