A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Phoenix ...
When the people of Phoenix refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Phoenician<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Phoenix has a population of 1,680,992 people<3> (see below for details).
Phoenix was established in 1868.
The community of Phoenix is 1,240 feet [378 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Phoenix lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time
The area code for Phoenix: (602)
The ZIP codes for Phoenix: 85001-85041, 85043-85046, 85048, 85050-85051, 85053-85055, 85060-85080, 85082, 85085-85086, 85098-85099<5>
Websites for Phoenix ...
Official Website: www.phoenix.gov/
Chamber of Commerce: www.phoenixchamber.com/
Junior League: www.jlp.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Phoenix had an population of 1,680,992 people. This is an increase of 16.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.25% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Phoenix had a population of 1,445,632 people (which is 37.87% of the total population of Maricopa County). This makes Phoenix the county's most populous community.
The population of Phoenix represents 22.62% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,445,632 people, the population of Phoenix increased 9.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,321,045 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Phoenix.
Adding Phoenix to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Phoenix in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Phoenix elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Phoenix on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Phoenix ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Phoenix - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan, Mississippi (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2) and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Phoenix.
Communities near Phoenix ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Phoenix.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Phoenix. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Phoenix.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Phoenix. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Phoenix.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Phoenix. Our list includes 372 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Phoenix.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Phoenix ...
Looking for more information about Phoenix? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Phoenix, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Phoenix.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Phoenix: www.phoenix.gov/
The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/
The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/
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This page was last modified: 23 Jan 2021