If you are interested in what the U.S. Census tells us about Arizona, in general, and Maricopa County, in particular, here are some of the facts and figures presented to you in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand format. These figures are from the 2010 Census, unless otherwise stated.
- Arizona population: 6,392,017
- Arizona ranks 16th in state population.
- The population of Arizona has increased by 24.6% since 2000, which was the second largest percentage increase. Nevada had a 35.1% increase over the same period. The U.S. population, as a whole, increase by 9.7%.
- Maricopa County population: 3,817,117
- Maricopa County had a 24.2% increase in population. It is the 4th largest county in the country.
- The Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale metropolitan area has a population of 4,192,887 making it the 13th largest metropolitan area. Metro Phoenix grew by 28.9% from 2000 to 2010.
- Out of 263 cities nationwide, 9 incorporated cities in the Phoenix metro area have a population of 100,000 or more. They are Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise and Tempe.
Of those 263 cities just mentioned:
- Phoenix is ranked #6 and grew 9.4% since 2000.
- Mesa is ranked #38 and grew 10.8% since 2000.
- Chandler is ranked #80 and grew 33.7% since 2000.
- Glendale is ranked #88 and grew 3.6% since 2000.
- Scottsdale is ranked #92 and grew 7.2% since 2000.
- Gilbert is ranked #101 and grew 90% since 2000.
- Tempe is ranked #146 and grew 2.0% since 2000.
- Peoria is ranked #153 and grew 42.2% since 2000.
- Surprise is ranked #216 and grew 281.0% since 2000.