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Welcome to Phoenix ...

The city of Phoenix is located in Maricopa County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of Arizona.

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.

  • Mesa [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
    • Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Phoenix
    • Estimated population in 2019: 518,012 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<7>
  • Chandler [Maricopa County]
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    • Chandler [Maricopa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Phoenix
    • Estimated population in 2019: 261,165 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chandler<7>
  • Scottsdale [Maricopa County]
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    • Scottsdale [Maricopa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Phoenix
    • Estimated population in 2019: 258,069 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsdale<7>
  • Gilbert [Maricopa County]
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    • Gilbert [Maricopa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Phoenix
    • Estimated population in 2019: 254,114 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glendale [Maricopa County]
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      • Glendale [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Phoenix
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252,381 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<7>
    • Tempe [Maricopa County]
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      • Tempe [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Phoenix
      • Estimated population in 2019: 195,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tempe<7>
    • Peoria [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
      • Peoria [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Phoenix
      • Estimated population in 2019: 175,961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria<7>
    • Avondale [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avondale
      • Avondale [Maricopa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Phoenix
      • Estimated population in 2019: 87,931 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avondale<7>
    • Goodyear [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodyear
      • Goodyear [Maricopa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Phoenix
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86,840 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodyear
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodyear<7>
    • El Mirage [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Mirage
      • El Mirage [Maricopa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Phoenix
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,753 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Mirage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Mirage<7>

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 ...

Find a Community in Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Maricopa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Phoenix refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Phoenix may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Phoenix.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Phoenix - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Phoenix). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Phoenix or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Phoenix includes: 85001, 85002, 85003, 85004, 85005, 85006, 85007, 85008, 85009, 85010, 85011, 85012, 85013, 85014, 85015, 85016, 85017, 85018, 85019, 85020, 85021, 85022, 85023, 85024, 85025, 85026, 85027, 85028, 85029, 85030, 85031, 85032, 85033, 85034, 85035, 85036, 85037, 85038, 85039, 85040, 85043, 85044, 85045, 85048, 85050, 85053, 85054, 85060, 85061, 85062, 85063, 85064, 85065, 85066, 85067, 85068, 85069, 85070, 85071, 85072, 85073, 85074, 85075, 85076, 85077, 85078, 85079, 85082, 85085, 85098 & 85099.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Phoenix) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Phoenix. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Phoenix

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phoenix. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4514, Longitude: -112.0725    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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