Maricopa County, Arizona (AZ)

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County population in 2012: 3,942,169 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 3,072,149 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 707,409
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 202,911
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 764,563
Renter-occupied apartments: 501,263 (it was 368,323 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

34%

Land area: 9203 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 422 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Maricopa County: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.2%), Educational, health and social services (15.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Maricopa County, Arizona:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (58.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (29.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.6%)
  • Asian alone (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.6%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Arizona median age:  35.0 years
Males: 1,888,465  (40.3%)
Females: 1,928,652  (59.7%)

Maricopa County,AZ real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Maricopa County:

2.0 people
Arizona:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,045 ($45,358 in 1999)

This county:

$52045
Arizona:

$48510

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $784 (lower quartile is $611, upper quartile is $1,002)
This county:

$784
State:

$746


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $185,000 (it was $122,000 in 2000)
Maricopa:

$185,000
Arizona:

$166,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,900 - $297,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $262,747
Here:

$262,747
State:

$244,313

Townhouses or other attached units: $168,412
Here:

$168,412
State:

$166,848

In 2-unit structures: $121,569
Here:

$121,569
State:

$127,695

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $117,328
Here:

$117,328
State:

$113,718

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,016
Here:

$141,016
State:

$138,510

Mobile homes: $56,831
Here:

$56,831
State:

$63,477

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,668
Here:

$25,668
State:

$32,935
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,355
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $409

Institutionalized population: 28,412

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Maricopa County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
77.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
44.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
79.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
70.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is more than average.
26.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 20183 buildings, average cost: $208,600
  • 2008: 9643 buildings, average cost: $239,800
  • 2009: 6416 buildings, average cost: $237,000

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,413 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,166 (0.7%)

Maricopa County household income distribution in 2009 Maricopa County home values distribution Maricopa County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.7%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.9% for Black residents, 31.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.2% for American Indian residents, 27.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.7% for other race residents, 19.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.7%
Maricopa County:

17.7%
Arizona:

18.6%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.9% for Black residents, 31.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.2% for American Indian residents, 27.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.7% for other race residents, 19.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Maricopa County is $638 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $770 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1122 a month.

Cities in this county include: Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Deer Valley, Gilbert, Peoria, Sun City.

Maricopa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2005 air pollution in Maricopa County:

Carbon Monoxide: 5 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.115 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.088 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 74 µg/m3. Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 200 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 41 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.007 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Maricopa County: San Bernardino (A), Vulture (B), Alpha (C), Marysville (D), Burger Well (E), Coledon (F), Kenyon Station (G), A K Ranch (H), Adams Camp (I), Gila Compressor Station (J), Ashdale Administrative Site (K), Blue Point Recreation Site (L), Blue Point Administrative Site (M), Boulder Bobs Cabin (N), Burnt Corral Recreation Site (O), Cartwright Ranch (P), Cave Creek Group Campground (Q), Cline Cabin (R), Coon Bluff Recreation Site (S), Arlington Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Scottsdale Pavilions Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Maricopa County include: Grove Bible Church (A), Fort McDowell Indian Church (B), Ferguson Memorial Baptist Church (C), Desert Mountain Bible Fellowship (D), Cross of Glory Lutheran Church (E), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), Passages Christian Fellowship (G), Palo Verde Baptist Church (H), New Destiny Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fourr Cemetery (1), Stout Cemetery (2), Bosque Cemetery (3), Jim Hart Memorial Monument (4), Oatman Grave (5), Pioneer Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Firebird Lake (A), Palm Lake (B), Desert Tank (C), Bagley Tank (D), Divide Tank (E), Don Tank (F), Barpit Tank (G), Bartlett Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Spring Wash (A), Grass Wash (B), Lime Creek (C), Sentinel Wash (D), Columbus Wash (E), Mattys Fork (F), Maverick Mountain Wash (G), Burnt Corral Creek (H), Mesquite Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Maricopa County include: Arlington State Wildlife Area (1), Butterfield Trail Campsite (2), Robbins Butte State Game Management Unit (3), Usery Mountain Regional Park (4), Water Dog Recreational Site (5), Palo Verde Recreation Site 147 (6), McDowell Mountain Regional Park (7), Saguaro del Norte Recreation Site (8), Acacia Recreation Site (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Gila County , La Paz County , Pima County , Pinal County , Yavapai County , Yuma County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 197,913
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 441,240 (26% naturalized citizens)

Maricopa County:

14.4%
Whole state:

12.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 153,237
  • 1990 to 1994: 84,737
  • 1985 to 1989: 63,020
  • 1980 to 1984: 41,871
  • 1975 to 1979: 28,603
  • 1970 to 1974: 19,759
  • 1970 to 1974: 13,556
  • 1965 to 1969: 36,457

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 98.2%

Maricopa County marital status for males Maricopa County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Maricopa County with a mortgage: 527,861 (67,301 second mortgage, 55,644 home equity loan, 2,070 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 134,042

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Maricopa County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant534,4531,206
Catholic520,651100
Other312,574680
Mainline Protestant104,145241
Orthodox13,37924
Black Protestant6,27848
None2,325,637-
Maricopa County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 501
Maricopa County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 60
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 219
This county:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 768
Maricopa County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2,264
This county:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Maricopa County:

7.7%
Arizona:

8.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Maricopa County:

22.5%
State:

22.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.8%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Maricopa County:

Average size of farms: 297 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $350,797
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1679.70
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.29%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $277,211
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.06%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 100.00%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $90,386
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.10%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 32.42
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 61.99%
Corn for grain: 168 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 14137 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 50354 harvested acres
Vegetables: 17,010 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 10,832 acres

Tornado activity:

Maricopa County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Arizona state average. It is 21751038.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 57 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/30/1971, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 41 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Maricopa County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 429% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 259.7 miles away from Maricopa County center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 209.3 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 259.0 miles away from the county center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 220.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 210.9 miles away from Maricopa County center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 408.6 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Maricopa County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Fires: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (65%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • India (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Maricopa County (%):

  • German (14%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Maricopa County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,050,341 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 214,231 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 26,947 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 464 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 289 (0%)
  • Railroad: 405 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 30 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,326 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5,541 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 13,640 (1%)
  • Walked: 28,888 (2%)
  • Other means: 12,621 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 51,719 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Maricopa County, Arizona in 2000:

  • 8,138 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7,823 people in nursing homes
  • 6,922 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5,870 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 5,235 people in state prisons
  • 2,118 people in other group homes
  • 1,591 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 1,249 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 756 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 741 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 643 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 630 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 516 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 474 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 447 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 373 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 293 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 207 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 166 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 164 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 153 people in religious group quarters
  • 125 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 116 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 81 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 81 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 77 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 73 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 38 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 20 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 6 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 4 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 3 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Maricopa County, Arizona in 2010:

  • 12,258 people in college/university student housing
  • 9,581 people in state prisons
  • 7,997 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7,902 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4,037 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2,611 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2,137 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,658 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 1,408 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 1,126 people in federal prisons
  • 744 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 656 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 353 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 259 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 213 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 109 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 70 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 29 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 25 people in federal detention centers
  • 2 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
  • 2 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,499.

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Arizona average:

5.73%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($605 average AGI)
Maricopa County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.07%

1.13% relocated from other counties in Arizona ($8,935 average AGI)
3.83% relocated from other states ($39,400 average AGI)
Maricopa County:

3.83%
Arizona average:

3.94%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pinal County, AZ  0.51% ($44,215 average AGI)
from Pima County, AZ  0.19% ($38,204)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($40,202)
from Yavapai County, AZ  0.11% ($35,819)
from San Diego County, CA  0.10% ($41,513)
from Clark County, NV  0.09% ($43,344)
from Cook County, IL  0.09% ($50,816)


4.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,651 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Arizona average:

5.60%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($898 average AGI)
Maricopa County:

0.08%
Arizona average:

0.09%

0.95% relocated to other counties in Arizona ($7,436 average AGI)
3.71% relocated to other states ($34,317 average AGI)
Maricopa County:

3.71%
Arizona average:

3.79%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pinal County, AZ  0.42% ($38,492 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.18% ($37,819)
to Pima County, AZ  0.14% ($34,939)
to San Diego County, CA  0.13% ($46,962)
to Yavapai County, AZ  0.11% ($43,853)
to Clark County, NV  0.09% ($41,699)
to Orange County, CA  0.08% ($50,433)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 15.0

Births per 1000 population in Maricopa County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 6.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Maricopa County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Maricopa County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 390,110 (337,774 aged, 52,336 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 71.0
  • Cut/Pierce - 7.7
  • Suffocation - 2.1
  • Transportation-Related, Overall - 1.1
  • Other - 13.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 135.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 78.0
  • Suffocation - 25.2
  • Poisoning - 24.6
  • Cut/Pierce - 2.6
  • Fall - 1.4
  • Drowning - 0.9
  • Other - 2.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,763,940

Size of family households: 371,431 2-persons, 195,556 3-persons, 180,822 4-persons, 99,790 5-persons, 47,040 6-persons, 38,175 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 365,212 1-person, 91,784 2-persons, 14,202 3-persons, 5,107 4-persons, 1,546 5-persons, 548 6-persons, 370 7-or-more-persons.

544,876 married couples with children.
186,752 single-parent households (51,395 men, 135,357 women).

75.9% of residents of Maricopa County speak English at home.
19.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $21,299,643,000 ($6084 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,747,778,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $6,828,234,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,347,166,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $88,736,000
Federal grants: $4,155,471,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,321,857,000 ($4,647,613,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,558,179,000 ($422,250,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $301,706,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,300,783,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,080,955,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 299,782
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 121,963
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +131,048
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+28 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +259,869
Here:

+71 per 1000 residents
State:

+69 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Maricopa County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 738.55 millions of gallons per day (21% from ground, 79% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

3.7

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 20,238
  • 2000 to 2004: 425,033
  • 1990 to 1999: 363,822
  • 1980 to 1989: 312,415
  • 1970 to 1979: 288,919
  • 1960 to 1969: 122,497
  • 1950 to 1959: 92,728
  • 1940 to 1949: 26,538
  • 1939 or earlier: 16,044
Rooms in houses/apartments in Maricopa County, Arizona
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2,125
  • 2 rooms: 12,551
  • 3 rooms: 40,179
  • 4 rooms: 72,883
  • 5 rooms: 177,899
  • 6 rooms: 185,160
  • 7 rooms: 133,605
  • 8 rooms: 81,064
  • 9+ rooms: 59,097
  • 1 room: 27,482
  • 2 rooms: 56,265
  • 3 rooms: 83,412
  • 4 rooms: 102,794
  • 5 rooms: 54,864
  • 6 rooms: 25,860
  • 7 rooms: 11,210
  • 8 rooms: 4,281
  • 9+ rooms: 2,155
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Maricopa County, Arizona
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6,579
  • 1 bedroom: 31,753
  • 2 bedrooms: 176,490
  • 3 bedrooms: 339,021
  • 4 bedrooms: 176,333
  • 5+ bedrooms: 34,387
  • no bedroom: 34,038
  • 1 bedroom: 123,838
  • 2 bedrooms: 143,577
  • 3 bedrooms: 52,886
  • 4 bedrooms: 12,627
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,357
Cars and other vehicles available in Maricopa County, Arizona in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 22,530
  • 1 vehicle: 247,591
  • 2 vehicles: 355,673
  • 3 vehicles: 105,006
  • 4 vehicles: 25,426
  • 5+ vehicles: 8,337
  • no vehicle: 56,228
  • 1 vehicle: 190,922
  • 2 vehicles: 98,361
  • 3 vehicles: 17,156
  • 4 vehicles: 3,716
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,940

44% of Maricopa County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 12% lived in Arizona.

Maricopa County:

43.6%
State average:

46.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $134,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Maricopa County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (64.2%)
  • Utility gas (33.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Electricity (78.9%)
  • Utility gas (18.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 23,068
Here:

6.2%
Arizona:

6.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10,296
Here:

6.3%
Arizona:

6.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25,400
Here:

15.7%
Arizona:

13.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Maricopa County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $67,838,000
    General - Other: $43,811,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $39,802,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,902,000
    Financial Administration: $6,586,000
    Health - Other: $670,000
    Libraries: $637,000
    Police Protection: $232,000
    Parks and Recreation: $178,000
    Central Staff Services: $176,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $166,000
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $266,580,000
    Correctional Institutions: $248,680,000
    Corrections - Other: $91,174,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $87,571,000
    Health - Other: $80,126,000
    Financial Administration: $79,586,000
    General - Other: $74,052,000
    Police Protection: $67,442,000
    Regular Highways: $60,889,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,605,000
    Central Staff Services: $32,271,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $18,820,000
    Libraries: $16,841,000
    Housing and Community Development: $12,576,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,535,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,490,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,199,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $108,081,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,987,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $201,520,000
    Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $79,530,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $12,556,000
    General - Other: $10,012,000
    Regular Highways: $8,832,000
    Financial Administration: $4,956,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,974,000
    Police Protection: $1,110,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $931,000
    Correctional Institutions: $370,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $182,000
    Health - Other: $92,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $576,550,000

Maricopa County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $75,255,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,124,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $369,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $17,486,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,883,000
    All Other: $13,452,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,151,000
    Highways: $973,000
    General Local Government Support: $396,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,810,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,567,000
    Highways: $1,946,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,262,000
    Housing and Community Development: $95,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $127,968,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $42,866,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,789,000
    Special Assessments: $3,732,000
    Sale of Property: $320,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $467,219,000
    Public Welfare: $167,375,000
    Highways: $103,612,000
    All Other: $92,270,000
    Health and Hospitals: $27,103,000
    Education: $11,324,000
    Housing and Community Development: $286,000
  • Tax - Property: $604,492,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $144,371,000
    Other License: $18,803,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $10,332,000
    NEC: $2,901,000

Maricopa County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,814,920,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,731,488,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $175,749,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,694,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $135,383,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $51,951,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,055,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000,000

Maricopa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $134,654,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $719,968,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,779,557,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Maricopa County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Maricopa County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 658 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29,995$154,75223,502$200,60562,195$216,7201,473$132,26760$6,091,50012,589$174,768782$125,661
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1,681$159,4802,361$211,7087,775$213,450465$70,8154$7,645,5001,150$176,979224$78,464
APPLICATIONS DENIED5,693$151,1495,067$213,04026,844$235,1372,088$75,59324$3,247,9584,423$178,047586$84,751
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3,443$154,9133,108$222,86213,162$219,512643$122,46712$8,608,6672,138$178,746166$119,380
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS821$148,839698$222,5543,590$221,420304$102,7040$0510$162,45360$88,667
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 598 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,052$210,192793$234,435232$157,4661$140,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1,184$223,729640$244,086136$206,5373$317,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED640$211,775288$254,44487$170,1380$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN200$210,075108$242,19419$144,4210$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS152$212,22444$248,29524$223,7920$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Maricopa County, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12,63274.7 years
William10,85974.6 years
Robert10,67171.9 years
Mary10,32279.4 years
James8,61372.1 years
Charles6,75274.6 years
George6,25976.4 years
Helen5,95881.1 years
Joseph5,20875.8 years
Dorothy5,20779.0 years
Most common last names in Maricopa County, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4,32675.8 years
Johnson3,61376.1 years
Miller2,59676.9 years
Brown2,37375.4 years
Jones2,22575.0 years
Williams2,12674.9 years
Anderson1,82577.4 years
Davis1,74575.3 years
Wilson1,57775.0 years
Thompson1,39276.2 years
Businesses in Maricopa County, AZ
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness11J.Crew5
7-Eleven59JCPenney11
99 Cents Only Stores22Jack In The Box116
ALDO5Jamba Juice21
AMF Bowling13Jimmy John's19
AT&T49JoS. A. Bank6
Abercrombie & Fitch3Johnny Rockets7
Abercrombie Kids2Jones New York37
Ace Hardware51Journeys12
Aeropostale12Justice14
Albertsons29KFC42
Alco Stores1Kincaid6
American Eagle Outfitters11Kmart8
Ann Taylor12Knights Inn3
Apple Store5Kohl's16
Applebee's23Kroger94
Arby's49LA Fitness23
Ashley Furniture5La Quinta10
Audi3La-Z-Boy6
AutoZone75Lane Bryant15
Avenue6Lane Furniture31
BMW3LensCrafters16
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill14Levi Strauss & Co.3
Bakers2Little Caesars Pizza53
Bally Total Fitness2Long John Silver's21
Banana Republic6Lowe's21
Barnes & Noble14Macy's9
Baskin-Robbins20MainStay1
Bath & Body Works23Marriott49
Bebe5Marshalls8
Bed Bath & Beyond16MasterBrand Cabinets81
Ben & Jerry's1Mazda7
Bentleymotors.Com1McDonald's161
Best Western16Men's Wearhouse16
Big O Tires23Motel 614
Blockbuster71Motherhood Maternity18
Brooks Brothers1New Balance59
Brookstone3New York & Co6
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards7Nike156
Budget Car Rental13Nissan10
Buffalo Wild Wings10Nordstrom6
Burger King63OfficeMax30
Buybuy BABY2Old Country Buffet4
CVS90Old Navy12
Cache3Olive Garden14
CarMax2On The Border3
Carl\s Jr.36Outback11
Casual Male XL8Outback Steakhouse11
Catherines7Pac Sun10
Charlotte Russe10Panda Express62
Chevrolet12Papa John's Pizza25
Chick-Fil-A17Payless53
Chico's10Penske22
Chipotle32PetSmart34
Chuck E. Cheese's7Pier 1 Imports17
Church's Chicken28Pizza Hut65
Cinnabon 10Plato's Closet2
Circle K116Popeyes8
Clarion3Pottery Barn3
Clarks4Pottery Barn Kids2
Cold Stone Creamery35Qdoba Mexican Grill6
Coldwater Creek6Quality8
ColorTyme1Quiznos30
Comfort Inn6RadioShack50
Comfort Suites7Ramada5
Costco14Red Lobster11
Cracker Barrel7Red Robin13
Crate & Barrel2Red Roof Inn4
Cricket Wireless158Ruby Tuesday5
Crossland Economy Studios1Rue216
Curves28Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing3
Dairy Queen49SAS Shoes8
Days Hotel1SONIC Drive-In54
Days Inn12Safeway50
Deb2Saks Fifth Avenue1
Decora Cabinetry14Sam's Club10
Dennys41Sears41
Discount Tire49Sephora6
Domino's Pizza53Sheraton5
DressBarn8Shoe Carnival2
Dressbarn9Skechers USA8
Dunkin Donuts37Sleep Inn4
Econo Lodge1Soma Intimates5
Eddie Bauer4Spencer Gifts8
El Pollo Loco17Sprint Nextel39
Ethan Allen3Staples32
Express7Starbucks237
Extended Stay America9Studio 62
Extended Stay Deluxe3Subaru4
Famous Footwear35Subway199
Fashion Bug7Super 89
FedEx389T-Mobile167
Finish Line9T.G.I. Driday's8
Firestone Complete Auto Care26T.J.Maxx9
Foot Locker10Taco Bell85
Ford12Talbots5
Forever 216Target33
Fredericks Of Hollywood3The Cheesecake Factory5
GNC34The Limited2
GameStop56The Room Place15
Gap8Torrid5
Goodwill2Toyota9
Gymboree9Toys"R"Us21
H&M2Trader Joe's9
H&R Block153Travelodge4
Haagen-Dazs3True Value10
Haworth2U-Haul115
Hawthorn2UPS374
Hilton42Urban Outfitters3
Hobby Lobby9Vans60
Holiday Inn26Verizon Wireless61
Hollister Co.7Victoria's Secret14
Home Depot33Village Inn16
HomeTown Buffet1Volkswagen7
Homestead Studio Suites4Vons59
Honda8Waffle House12
Hot Topic9Walgreens104
Howard Johnson2Walmart57
Hyatt4Wendy's65
IHOP25Westin3
IKEA1Wet Seal11
IZOD3Whole Foods Market5
InTown Suites3YMCA16
J. Jill4Z Gallerie3

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