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Phoenix (/finks/) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. With 1,615,017 people (as of 2016[update]), Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.
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9 Reviews & Comments About Phoenix

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Darren Krock

Phoenix, AZ is definitely a lazy city compared to other cities I've lived. The people are underacheivers. Most didn't go to college. People always asks for favors and money. I've had roommates who slacked on their rent, wouldn't work much and expected ME to pick up their slack of the rent.

People here are unmotivated and have an attitude of entitlement.. Sleezy, dirty bums everywhere--oh my gosh! Section 8 housing everywhere. Everytime I go to the store I see someone using foodstamps. This is not a career minded town. Phoenix is just a big worthless p*****g ground.


I live in Phoenix Arizona it's one of the safest city in Arizona

HomeSnacks User

The crime was very low and my experience was very nice. The weather was hot. There were many fun things to do there. I went to a baseball game. It was a lot of fun.

the baseball game was fun and also the food in the area was amazing

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Crime was usually seen at least every day, with shootings or gun violence at fast food restaurants at least once a month. A university began volunteering in the community and would clean the streets, offer services, etc. The roads are bumpy and old, and the drivers are seemingly unsafe and run red lights/cut people off all the time. There are homeless people on every corner and freeway enterence.

There is a Joyride Taco and Federal Pizza on central and camelback that has great food, and The Biltmore shopping area is a reasonably safe mall with lots of stores and places to eat.

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The crime was average for a large city. There was always something to do. A variety of entertainment, excellent nightlife and plenty of good food.

Downtown Tempe was the favorite hangout with plenty of shops, entertainment, and a diverse culture. The downside of the Phoenix area was the oppressive heat and the polluted air.

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Phoenix is one of the coolest places I've ever visited. There is so much cool stuff to do in the city and nearby.

There's a great mix of indoors and outdoors, with great life and attractions within the city of Phoenix and great wildlife areas nearby.

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The crime is pretty normal for a city

The heat is unbearable in the Summer. It is nice in the Winter. People there are nice as well.

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The crime rate is less than most places but it has its shares like any other place. The Schooling is poor, it seems like they don't care about who is learning, just about getting paid. Did I mention it's scalding hot here-

People are a lot friendlier here, compared to most cities, but the drug rate is crazy out of control. Like I stated the schooling is horrible and it's hard to find jobs.

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What can I say about the state of Arizona besides if you are thinking about moving here for the lower cost of living don't. Arizona being a cheaper state to live in myth. From May till the middle of October it is 90 plus degrees all day and all night. It doesn't cool off till 3 am. All the money that you would save on rent is being spend on electric in the summer. On top of that think traffic is bad in LA- It's even worst in Phoenix. Why- Because despite the population being on the rise for years now nothing has been done to improve the roads and freeways. There are pot holes everywhere. Some of the roads need to be completely replaced. It is recommended all roads are replaced every 32 years. Arizona can't afford to keep their roads maintained. It's a joke lines are fading fast roads are falling apart yet nothing can be done. How about I don't know raising taxes on the wealthy or raising taxes in general to help fix the state you live in instead of letting it fall apart and have it look like trash. How about plan for the future and think about having more than one major freeway go east to west. It would help not have so many drivers in the city in the morning and afternoon which in turn help lower pedestrians getting killed walking across the street. It's a simple concept less drivers would be driving in the city because they would have the option of I don't know going on a freeway like any other major city. Have some sort of a plan. Planning to expand the 10 freeway is great. Taking 2 years to start construction is ridiculous. Not having a plan for another freeway is retarded. You know your popular is growing think about the future it's common sense. Update the speed limits an average of 40 MPH is a joke. It shouldn't take an average of 30 minutes to get anywhere.

How bad traffic is and how bad the weather is. It's an average of 90 degrees all d**n day from May till middle of October. Enjoy paying 309 dollar electric bills and being stuck inside and hating to go outside

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Map Of Phoenix, AZ

Population over time in Phoenix

Year Population % Change
2017 1,610,071 3.5%
2016 1,555,324 2.7%
2015 1,514,208 1.6%
2014 1,490,758 1.2%
2013 1,473,639 0.8%
2012 1,462,368 0.5%
2011 1,455,565 0.4%
2010 1,450,206 -
Crime/100k Phoenix AZ USA
Violent Crime 732.6 474.9 368.9
Murder 8.0 5.1 5.0
Robbery 188.3 91.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 470.6 328.1 246.8
Property Crime 3492.4 2676.8 2199.5
Burglary 633.9 439.7 376.0
Larceny 2385.7 1970.3 1594.6
Car Theft 472.8 266.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Phoenix

43.0% (692,584)
African American
6.5% (105,439)
American Indian
1.7% (26,667)
3.6% (57,786)
0.2% (3,144)
0.2% (2,565)
Two Or More
2.3% (36,371)
42.6% (685,515)
Race Phoenix AZ USA
White 43.0% 55.1% 61.1%
African American 6.5% 4.1% 12.3%
American Indian 1.7% 3.9% 0.7%
Asian 3.6% 3.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.3% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 42.6% 31.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Phoenix, Arizona

Less than $10,000
7.0% (11,239,482)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.5% (7,297,076)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.7% (15,636,179)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.0% (16,104,104)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.5% (23,411,914)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.6% (29,987,232)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.8% (19,047,709)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.0% (20,975,977)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.1% (8,176,358)
$200,000 or more
5.7% (9,131,064)
Income Phoenix AZ USA
Less than $10,000 7.0% 675.2% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.5% 440.0% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.7% 967.5% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.0% 993.4% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.5% 1385.1% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.6% 1873.4% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 1251.4% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.0% 1356.8% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.1% 527.6% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 5.7% 529.6% 697.9%

Gender in Phoenix

50.2% (808,134)
49.8% (801,937)
Gender Phoenix AZ USA
Female 50.2% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.8% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Phoenix for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
10.0% (161,007)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (144,906)
High School / GED
23.0% (370,316)
Some College
22.0% (354,215)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (128,805)
Bachelor's Degree
18.0% (289,812)
Master's Degree
7.0% (112,704)
Professional Degree
2.0% (32,201)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (16,100)
Education Phoenix AZ USA
< 9th Grade 10.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 23.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 25.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 18.0% 18.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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