Arizona : What you need to know

The beautiful scenery of Arizona has provided settings for several Hollywood movies, while the economy is led by health care, transportation, technology and government service. Among the best places to live in Arizona are Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tucson, and Flagstaff. The Grand Canyon State features higher education institutions like the University of Arizona and Arizona State, and 15 Major League Baseball teams are based in the state during Cactus League spring training.


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Arizona Profile

Quick Facts

Population 6,641,928
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $50,255
Median Home Price $167,500
Median Property Tax $1,343
Median Rent $63

Employment Rate

  Employed 95%
  Unemployed 5%

Race

  Ethnicity White 78.4%
  Ethnicity Black 4.2%
  Ethnicity Asian 3%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 30.3%
  Ethnicity Indian 4.4%
  Ethnicity Other 6.5%

Employment Rate

  Employed 95%
  Unemployed 5%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 17.3%
  Associate's Degree 23%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 10.2%
  High School Graduate 24.4%
  Some College, No Degree 25.7%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 31%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 86%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 1.6%
Construction 6.6%
Manufacturing 7.3%
Wholesale Trade 2.4%
Retail Trade 12.2%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.9%
Information 1.8%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 8.1%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 11.9%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 22.1%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 10.8%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.8%
Public Administration 5.5%

Housing

  Homes Rent 62.8%
  Homes Owned 37.2%

Arizona Rankings


Best places to Live in Arizona
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Aguila 1,066 $109,500 $26,842
Ajo 3,886 $82,600 $32,964
Ak Chin 33 $0 $0
Ak-Chin Village 1,193 $58,100 $25,197
Alamo Lake 4 $0 $0
Ali Chuk 149 $0 $18,661
Ali Chukson 108 $109,700 $0
Ali Molina 131 $65,600 $0
Alpine 95 $10 $0
Amado 165 $122,200 $50,284
Anegam 79 $0 $0
Antares 113 $0 $25,417
Anthem 22,995 $265,000 $85,893
Apache Junction 36,586 $87,500 $35,671
Arivaca 587 $124,500 $22,130
Arivaca Junction 868 $85,400 $36,354
Arizona City 8,969 $87,600 $42,927
Arizona Village 929 $71,300 $35,625
Arlington 77 $0 $0
Ash Fork 650 $0 $25,762