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Phoenix: Population Profile

Metropolitan Area Residents

1980: 1,509,000

1990: 2,238,498

2000: 3,251,876

Percent change, 1990–2000: 45.3%

U.S. rank in 1980: 24th

U.S. rank in 1990: 20th

U.S. rank in 2000: 14th

City Residents

1980: 789,704

1990: 983,015

2000: 1,321,045

2003 estimate: 1,388,416

Percent change, 1990–2000: 34.4%

U.S. rank in 1980: 9th

U.S. rank in 1990: 9th

U.S. rank in 2000: 10th (State rank: 1st)

Density: 2,781.9 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 938,853

Black or African American: 67,416

American Indian and Alaska Native: 26,696

Asian: 26,449

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 1,766

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 449,972

Other: 216,589

Percent of residents born in state: 34.6% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 114,516

Population 5 to 9 years old: 111,367

Population 10 to 14 years old: 99,471

Population 15 to 19 years old: 97,425

Population 20 to 24 years old: 103,873

Population 25 to 34 years old: 227,481

Population 35 to 44 years old: 211,442

Population 45 to 54 years old: 157,615

Population 55 to 59 years old: 52,623

Population 60 to 64 years old: 38,437

Population 65 to 74 years old: 58,309

Population 75 to 84 years old: 36,879

Population 85 years and over: 11,607

Median age: 30.7 years

Births (2003)

Total number: 25,749

Deaths (2003)

Total number: 7,902 (of which, 174 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $19,833

Median household income: $41,207

Total households: 466,114

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 37,689

$10,000 to $14,999: 27,862

$15,000 to $24,999: 63,160

$25,000 to $34,999: 65,783

$35,000 to $49,999: 82,180

$50,000 to $74,999: 89,831

$75,000 to $99,999: 45,918

$100,000 to $149,999: 33,461

$150,000 to $199,999: 9,674

$200,000 or more: 10,556

Percent of families below poverty level: 11.5% (41.3% of which were female householder families with related children under 5 years)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 109,916