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Phoenix
  • City in Arizona

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Phoenix is a city in Arizona with a population of 1,658,422. Phoenix is in Maricopa County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Phoenix offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Phoenix there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Phoenix and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Phoenix are above average.

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About Phoenix...
Population
1,658,422

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$250,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,100
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    533.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    10.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    62.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    191.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    433.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,121.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    434.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    national  11%

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