Stats & Facts

City of Phoenix


Visitor Impact

  • The city of Phoenix 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 city of 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 visitors was more than $2 billion. 

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: 4.7 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: Approximately 475 hotels in Greater Phoenix with more than 65,000 rooms for visitors.

  • Visitor Impact

    • 44 million domestic overnight visitors in 2017 (Tourism Economics/Longwoods International)

    • 2017 Visitor spending was nearly $7.8 billion in the Greater Phoenix area, resulting in just over $14.1 billion in business sales when indirect and induced impacts are considered. (Tourism Economics)

    • Visitor spending supported more than 128,000 jobs and generated more than $1 billion in local and state taxes (Tourism Economics)


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