Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area, Arizona 

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Population

5,059,909

+11.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.1%

Median Income

$53,310

Median Home Price

$385,600

Median Age

36.2

Comfort Index (Climate)

4.4 / 8.6

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area, Arizona

Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley. April, March and November are the most pleasant months in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
State: Arizona
County:
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area
City: Phoenix, Mesa, 81 total
Zip Codes: 85142, 85326, 85032, 85225, 85204, 85301, 85033, 85281, 85308, 85041, 155 total
Cost of Living: 4.5% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level

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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Pleasant winters
Entertainment
Air service
Cons
Intense summer heat
Growth and sprawl
Rapidly rising home prices


What Bert Has To Say About Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area

Originally a resort city, Phoenix has grown phenomenally in the past 40 years into a full-scale urban center- largely made possible by the advent of air-conditioning. The Phoenix metropolitan area covers over 1,000 square miles. Downtown, which is fairly modest for a city its size, features a few skyscrapers, the capitol, government offices, and a few quality museums. Surrounding downtown are several large and fairly distinct city-suburbs, mostly built on a sprawling grid, in some cases separated by low hills. These include the large middle-class suburbs of Peoria, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale; upscale Scottsdale; and the college area of Tempe which serves as home to Arizona State University. All areas are modern and generally lacking in historic interest, but keep in mind that Phoenix only had 100,000 residents in 1950.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area is 6.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area's cost of living is 4.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
April, March and November are the most pleasant months in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area flipped slightly Democratic, 49.2% to 48.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area's population is 5,059,909 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 11.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area is Real Estate: $385,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.1%.

SCHOOLS
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area public schools spend $7,958 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.5 students per teacher in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

It's a good time to buy in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale. Home Appreciation is up 26.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale is $385,600.
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ZIP CODES IN PHOENIX-MESA-SCOTTSDALE METRO AREA, ARIZONA
85142, 85326, 85032, 85225, 85204, 85301, 85033, 85281, 85308, 85041, 155 total

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