Stats & Facts

City of Phoenix

 

Greater Phoenix Visitor Impact

  • 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

 

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 44 million people traveled through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2018.

  • 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: More than 480 hotels in Greater Phoenix with more than 66,000 rooms for visitors.

 

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