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 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
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 43.3 million people traveled through Sky Harbor Airport in 2016.
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: 4.6 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.
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)
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.
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