85044 Zip Code Income, Population and Demographics

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85044 is a zip code in Maricopa County, Arizona, which covers Phoenix, with a total population of 43,187 people.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2020, the median household income in 85044 is $79,983.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in 85044.

  • Under 25
    $38,315.00
  • 25 to 44
    $74,358.00
  • 45 to 64
    $105,097.00
  • 65 and over
    $58,608.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in the 85044 zip code?". 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 85044 is $105,192.00.

11.12% of households in the 85044 zip code 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 85044 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 85044

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 the 85044 zip code 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
    10.63%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    18.75%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    18.03%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    15.74%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    17.28%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    8.46%
  • $200,000 or more
    11.12%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in the 85044 zip code. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in 85044 by the total number of people in 85044.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in 85044 and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in the 85044 zip code is $44,343.00.

Population in 85044 by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in 85044 is currently 43,187 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in 85044 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 the 85044 zip code.

  • 63.30% White
    27,330
  • 7.70% Black/African American
    3,325
  • 2.80% Native
    1,188
  • 17.00% Hispanic
    7,361
  • 5.60% Asian
    2,436
  • 0.40% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    179
  • 3.10% Two or more races
    1,357
  • 0.00% Other
    11

Population of 85044 by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for the 85044 zip code 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 2,633 2,004
10 to 19 Years 3,053 2,466
20 to 29 Years 2,700 3,269
30 to 39 Years 2,880 3,039
40 to 49 Years 2,813 3,454
50 to 59 Years 2,814 3,014
60 to 69 Years 2,174 2,694
70 Years and over 2,012 2,168

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 the 85044 zip code.

  • Master's degree or higher
    23.74%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43.09%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9.68%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22.37%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1.13%

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 85044 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 85044 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 the 85044 zip code that are over the age of 16.

The current population in 85044 that are over the age of 16 is 35,179 people.

The unemployment rate in 85044 is 30.80%, which means 10,845 people are unemployed.

Median Age in 85044

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in the 85044 zip code. 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 85044 is 39.3 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 85044

39.3

Total

37.4

Male

41

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 17,550 households in 85044, and the average household size is 2.46 people.

For families, the total number is 10,735, and the average family size is 3.08 people.

6.60% of those families in the 85044 zip code are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for 85044 in 2022.

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $13,590.00
2 People $18,310.00
3 People $23,030.00
4 People $27,750.00
5 People $32,470.00
6 People $37,190.00
7 People $41,910.00
8 People $46,630.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from 2022, while the latest demographics data we have is from 2020.

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 the 85044 zip code for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 7,685 922 2,128 6,815
Average Household Size 3.05 3.7 3.34 1.34
Total Families 7,685 922 2,128 0
Average Household Size 3.04 3.24 3.16 0

Housing Data in 85044

There are total of 18,865 housing units in the 85044 zip code. Of those units, 17,550 (93.03%) are occupied, and 1,315 (6.97%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 18,865 housing units in 85044, 6,579 (34.87%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $1,344.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 57.56% of housing units, with 10,858 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in the 85044 zip code.

  • No rent paid
    113
  • Less than $500
    19
  • $500 to $999
    564
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    3,877
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    1,893
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    150
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    60
  • $3,000 or more
    16

Property Values

The median value of a property in 85044 is $316,200.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in 85044.

  • Less than $50,000
    60
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    93
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    161
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    818
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    3,712
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    4,831
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    996
  • $1,000,000 or more
    187

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in the 85044 zip code.

  • 1939 or earlier
    0
  • 1940 to 1949
    18
  • 1950 to 1959
    131
  • 1960 to 1969
    136
  • 1970 to 1979
    3,237
  • 1980 to 1989
    6,881
  • 1990 to 1999
    6,655
  • 2000 to 2009
    1,354
  • 2010 to 2013
    398
  • 2014 or later
    55

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in 85044 has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    470
  • 1 vehicle available
    6,511
  • 2 vehicles available
    7,741
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    2,828

Commuting to Work in 85044

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 the 85044 zip code, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 23.7 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of 85044.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    614
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    2,160
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    2,408
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    3,286
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    3,600
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    2,068
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    2,942
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    613
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    604
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    1,855
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    552
  • 90 or more minutes
    225

We can also look at the means of transport in 85044 to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    17,932
  • Carpooled
    1,977
  • Public transportation
    229
  • Walked
    319
  • Other means
    470
  • Worked from home
    2,381

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in the 85044 zip code.

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