Population (City proper): 1.6 million
Population rank (City proper): 5th in the United States
Median age of resident: 32.9
Area: About 500 square miles
Elevation: About 1,100 feet
Temperature: 75 degrees Fahrenheit year-round average. Visit our weather page for monthly averages.
Rainfall: 8.04 inches annual average
Hotel inventory: Approximately 160 hotels and resorts with more than 27,000 rooms for visitors.
The Greater Phoenix area hosted nearly 44 million visitors in 2017, including more than 1.8 million international visitors.
Estimated direct spending by these visitors in the city exceeded $7.8 billion.
When considering indirect and induced spending, total economic impact from visitors to Greater Phoenix in 2017 was nearly $14 billion.
Visitor spending impacted more than 128,000 jobs in Greater Phoenix in 2017. The visitor economy sustains 3.0% of all income and 4.8% of all jobs in the Greater Phoenix area.
Total estimated federal, state and local taxes generated through direct, indirect and induced impacts from Greater Phoenix area visitors was more than $2 billion.
Source: Tourism Economics
Average Phoenix visitor age: 45.1 years old
Median household income: $70,550
Average number of overnights spent in Phoenix: 3.4
Average travel party size: 2.8 persons
The top 5 activities participated in by Phoenix overnight visitors: Shopping, fine dining, visiting a state/national park, swimming and visiting a landmark or historic site.
Source: Longwoods International
More than 44 million people traveled through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2018.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has a $106 million daily economic impact.
The "checkout" tax rate in the City of Phoenix is 12.57% and is broken down as follows:
5.50% State of Arizona
5.30% City of Phoenix
1.77% Maricopa County
Regional population: 4.7 million (11th most populated metro area in U.S. as of July 2017, based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates released July 2018)
Greater Phoenix hotel inventory: More than 480 hotels in Greater Phoenix with more than 66,000 rooms for visitors.
For statistics about statewide visitation, visit the Arizona Office of Tourism.
For demographical information about Greater Phoenix’s residents or statistics about the city’s infrastructure, visit the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
Check out Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for information about security, flights, accessibility and the PHX Sky Train, or visit the airport's statistics page for information on passenger counts and flight operations.
Visit Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport for information about flights and recent announcements.