Listed below are the population and steets statistics for Phoenix City, Arizona. The population of Phoenix has been steadily increasing over the past 40 years, but the rate has slowed down significantly during the Great Recession of 2007-09. Regardless, Phoenix continues to be the cultural and economic center of the Valley of the Sun and the entire state of Arizona. There are several reasons why. Listed below are some of the most important.
In the year 2000, the city of Phoenix had a population of 514,806 residents. Most of the households were family units, with 42.3% headed by a married couple. Unmarried men made up 7.1% of households, while unmarried women made up 14.9%. A third of all households had children under the age of 18. Non-family units were made up of 27.1% single-person households, while single-person households were populated by men.
The city of Phoenix has a majority of white residents. From 1890 to 1970, Phoenix's population was 90% white. However, that changed with the introduction of the Hispanic question to the U.S. Census Bureau. This led to certain groups not self-identify as white anymore, and identifying as "other races." In 2010, 20.6% of the Phoenix population was foreign-born. A city with an ethnically diverse population is one that is diverse.
In 1950, the city had a population of approximately 100,000. The population grew steadily, and the population was as high as 162,000 in 2006. That growth rate slowed down slightly during the subprime mortgage crisis. However, Phoenix remains one of the most popular cities in the United States. The city continues to attract new businesses and visitors, and it's the second-fastest growing metro area in the country.