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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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Quick Facts about AZ

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 in AZ

  Employed 95%
  Unemployed 5%

Race in AZ

  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 in AZ

  Employed 95%
  Unemployed 5%

Educational Levels in AZ

  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 in AZ

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 in AZ

  Homes Rent 62.8%
  Homes Owned 37.2%

Arizona Rankings

Best places to Live in Arizona

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Phoenix 1,514,208 $163,400 $47,326
Tucson 528,374 $131,300 $37,149
Mesa 458,860 $156,600 $48,809
Chandler 250,202 $232,100 $72,695
Glendale 234,844 $148,200 $46,776
Gilbert 230,781 $243,500 $82,424
Scottsdale 227,471 $388,300 $73,288
Tempe 169,816 $203,000 $49,012
Peoria 163,664 $189,700 $65,314
Surprise 123,813 $182,800 $59,916
Yuma 93,812 $119,100 $43,754
San Tan Valley 87,923 $146,100 $59,769
Avondale 78,872 $142,100 $55,100
Goodyear 72,880 $215,500 $70,323
Casas Adobes 68,862 $174,400 $56,265
Flagstaff 68,375 $267,400 $48,680
Buckeye 57,165 $152,800 $58,939
Lake Havasu City 53,010 $195,300 $42,847
Catalina Foothills 50,940 $397,000 $78,586
Casa Grande 49,796 $112,500 $44,348