Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ

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2022 Population
172,081
4.84% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.1
2.14% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.95%
8.39% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$87,659
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$355,500
25.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ had a population of 172k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $87,659. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ grew from 164,130 to 172,081, a 4.84% increase and its median household income grew from $78,753 to $87,659, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.7%), White (Hispanic) (15.9%), Other (Hispanic) (9.37%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.81%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.92%).

23% of the households in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.2% of the residents in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ was $355,500, and the homeownership rate was 85.5%.

Most people in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ was 2 cars per household.

Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ borders Pima County (West) PUMA, AZ, Maricopa County--Chandler City (South) PUMA, AZ, Maricopa County--Tempe (South) & Chandler (Northwest) Cities PUMA, AZ, Phoenix City--Ahwatukee & South Mountain PUMA, AZ, Phoenix (Southwest) & Tolleson Cities PUMA, AZ, Phoenix (Far North) & Peoria (Northwest) Cities PUMA, AZ, Maricopa County--El Mirage & Sun City PUMA, AZ, Maricopa County--Surprise City (Central) PUMA, AZ, Maricopa County--Goodyear, Glendale (West) & Litchfield Park (Northwest) Cities PUMA, AZ, Maricopa County--Avondale (Central) & Litchfield Park (Central) Cities PUMA, AZ, La Paz & Yuma Counties--Parker, Quartzsite, Wellton Somerton & San Luis Cities PUMA, AZ, Pinal County (West)--Maricopa, Casa Grande & Eloy (Southeast) Cities PUMA, AZ, and Yavapai Rural PUMA, AZ.

Population & Diversity

Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ is home to a population of 172k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.12% of Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ residents were born outside of the country (15.7k people).

In 2022, there were 3.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.2k people) in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.3k White (Hispanic) and 16.1k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ are Spanish (32,357 households), German (611 households), and Other Native Languages of North America (571 households).

Citizenship

95.2%
2022 Citizenship
94.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.2% of Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    94.2k ± 3.06k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    27.3k ± 3.79k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    16.1k ± 2.37k
34%
Hispanic Population
58.5k people

In 2022, there were 3.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.2k people) in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.3k White (Hispanic) and 16.1k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

34% of the people in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ are hispanic (58.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
15.7k people
9.96%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
16.3k people

As of 2022, 9.12% of Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ residents (15.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ was 9.96%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    32,357 households (20.1%)
  2. German
    611 households (0.379%)
  3. Other Native Languages of North America
    571 households (0.355%)

23% of the households in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ was Spanish. 20.1% of the households in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,289 ± 542
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,393 ± 542
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,895 ± 349

Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ employs 68.2k people. The largest industries in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ are Construction (6,637 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,378 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,108 people), and the highest paying industries are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($120,788), National security & international affairs ($106,307), and Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems ($103,420).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
26,492
Women
45.5%
31,784
Men
54.5%

The workforce of Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ in 2020 was 58,276 people, with 45.5% woman, and 54.5% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ.

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Occupations

68.2k
2022 Value
2.61%
1 Year growth
± 2.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ grew at a rate of 2.61%, from 66.5k employees to 68.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ, are Other managers (1,994 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,888 people), and Customer service representatives (1,748 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Arizona (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

68.2k
2022 Value
2.61%
1 Year growth
± 2.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ grew at a rate of 2.61%, from 66.5k employees to 68.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ, are Construction (6,637 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,378 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,108 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,196
Median earning men ± $1,987
$40,698
Median earning women ± $1,220

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($76,509), Public Administration ($72,869), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,737).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,419), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($53,301), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,967).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.3%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.15M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.3% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.21%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arizona went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.52%).

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Kyrsten Sinema won election to the Senate as a Democrat in 2018
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arizona over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.726% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.763% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (37.6k), Some college (33.7k), and Secondary Education (20.4k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ was $355,500 in 2022, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $283,600 to $355,500, a 25.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ is 85.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ have an average commute time of 33.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ is $87,659. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ was Maricopa County--Gilbert (South) & Queen Creek Towns PUMA, AZ with a value of $128,801, followed by Maricopa County--Scottsdale (North), Phoenix (Far Northeast) Cities & Cave Creek PUMA, AZ and Maricopa County--Chandler City (South) PUMA, AZ, with respective values of $127,299 and $114,429.

Property

$355,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,286
$48,023
Median Property Taxes
±$1,924

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

85.5%
Homeownership
2022
70.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 85.5% of the housing units in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84.6%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ was Maricopa County--Gilbert (South) & Queen Creek Towns PUMA, AZ with a value of $128,801, followed by Maricopa County--Scottsdale (North), Phoenix (Far Northeast) Cities & Cave Creek PUMA, AZ and Maricopa County--Chandler City (South) PUMA, AZ, with respective values of $127,299 and $114,429.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$87,659
Median Household Income
± $2,374
56.1k
Number of Households
± 1,977

In 2022, the median household income of the 56.1k households in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ grew to $87,659 from the previous year's value of $78,753.

The following chart displays the households in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.4
2022 Wage GINI in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ
0.412
2021 Wage GINI in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ

In 2022, the income inequality in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ was 0.4 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.76% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.1%)
  3. Carpooled (10.9%)

In 2022, 71.8% of workers in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.1%) and those who carpooled to work (10.9%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

33.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ have a longer commute time (33.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.43% of the workforce in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.95% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ (14.8k out of 165k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91% of the population of Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ has health coverage, with 49.7% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 3.34% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arizona see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1523 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1585 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 662 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,499 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arizona

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,523 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arizona in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.9% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.03%
Uninsured
49.7%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
3.34%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ grew by 2.51% from 8.81% to 9.03%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Maricopa County (West) & Gila River Indian Community (Northwest) PUMA, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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