Stats & Facts

City of Phoenix


Visitor Impact

  • The city of Phoenix hosted nearly 18.2 million visitors in 2016, including more than 1.4 million international visitors.

    • Estimated direct spending by these visitors in the city exceeded $3.3 billion. 

  • When considering indirect and induced spending, total economic impact from visitors to city of Phoenix in 2016 was nearly $6 billion. 

  • Visitor spending impacted more than 52,000 jobs in Phoenix city proper or approximately 1 in 11 jobs in Phoenix in 2016. 

  • Total estimated federal, state and local taxes generated through direct, indirect and induced impacts from city of Phoenix visitors was more than $916 million. 

  • Tourism driven state and local tax proceeds of nearly $443 million helped offset the average Phoenix city proper household tax burden by $843.

Source: Tourism Economics


Visitor Profile

  • 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


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

  • More than 43.3 million people traveled through Sky Harbor Airport in 2016.

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has a $106 million daily economic impact.


Bed Tax Information

  • 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


Greater Phoenix (Phoenix & Central Region)

  • Regional population: 4.6 million (12th most populated metro area in U.S.)

  • Greater Phoenix hotel inventory: Approximately 470 hotels in Greater Phoenix with more than 65,000 rooms for visitors.

  • Visitor Impact

    • 22.8 million domestic overnight visitors in 2016 (Longwoods International)

    • More than $13.8 billion in direct visitor spending in 2016. (Dean Runyan Associates)

    • Visitor spending supported more than 108,000 jobs and generated more than 1.7 billion in local and state taxes (Dean Runyan Associates)


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