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Welcome to Phoenix, Arizona!  

We love Phoenix and everything the city and state has to offer.  Enclosed you’ll find information on Phoenix population, Phoenix housing information, weather, Phoenix facts, Spring Training, Phoenix professional sport teams and much more.  Yes, the summers are hot in phoenix which is why we recommend a pool, but the other 8 months out of the year, with no snow, over 300 days of sunshine and amazing nightly sunsets, are truly why we live here.

Phoenix is also known for our 5C's;   Copper|Cattle|Cotton|Cirtrus|Climate



  • Arizona: One of the top 10 fastest growing states in 2018.
  • Phoenix: 1,563,025 – 6th largest city in the U.S. 2017
  • Phoenix Metro Area (the Valley of the Sun) the 6th largest metro area by population in the U.S.
  • Phoenix has more than 4.7 million people. 2017
  • Maricopa County: 4,737,270.  2017
  • Average Age – 32.9 years old.  2016


WEATHER           Phoenix 10 Day Forcast

  •  Average Rainfall – Less than 9 inches.
  •  Average Sunny Days are more than 300 per year.
  •  Average Drive to Work Time – 24 minutes.
  •  Average Daily Temperature in July is 102 degrees.
  •  Average Electric Bill per APS statistics
    (assumes a 2,500 square foot house with a family of 4 and a pool)
    is $190 to $210 per month in summer, $95 to $115 in winter.


  • The Phoenix Metropolitan Area covers almost 9,224 square miles.
  • There are more than 190 area golf courses, private and public.
  • Arizona has 69 man made and natural lakes and more boating per capita than any other state. 
  • The Valley of the Sun is home to 23 Indian Reservations that represent 21 Native American Tribes. 
  • There are 2 Snow Mountains in The state, Snowbowl and Sunrise.  Snowbowl is only 2 hours away.
  • Phoenix is the 6th largest metropolitan area and in the top 10 fastest growing areas in the country. 
  • The Valley of the Sun ranks 5th in the availability and quality of arts and culture in the country offering more than 30 museums and 160 art galleries, The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera Company, The Herberger Theater and the newly renovated Orpheum Theater. 
  • The Desert Botanical Garden has the largest variety of desert plants and cacti collection in the world.
  • The Saguaro Cactus is the symbol of the Southwest Desert and is only found in the Sonoran Desert areas and can reach 200 years old and weigh in at over 2 tons.  


Arizona Population
7,016,000 (State of Arizona, 2017)

Arizona Land Area
113,642 square miles

Arizona Total Area
114,108 square miles

Arizona's Highest Point
Humphreys Peak; 12,633 feet, 12thtallest

Water Area
365 square miles

Arizona's Lowest Point
Colorado River at Sonora border; 70 feet, 26thlowest

Colorado plateau, containing the Grand Canyon; Mexican Highlands and Sonoran Desert

Geographic Center
Yavapai, 55 miles east south east of Prescott

Capital City

Largest Cities
Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert

Area Codes
480, 602, 623, 520, 928

Border States
Colorado, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah

Cattle, cotton, dairy, lettuce, nursery stock and hay.

Copper and other mining, electric equipment, transportation equipment, machinery, printing, publishing, food processing, electronics, and tourism.

Arizona Statehood
February 14, 1912

Arizona State Nickname
The Grand Canyon State

Arizona State Flower
Saguaro Cactus Bloom

Arizona State Bird
Cactus Wren

Arizona State Tree
Yellow Palo Verde

Arizona State Song