The story of Greater Phoenix is one of unprecedented growth.
It is a place where the young and educated – and those looking for opportunity – have come in droves, drawn by an affordable cost-of-living, safe neighborhoods and job opportunities associated with an expanding economy.
From 2000-10, the Phoenix area grew by 28.9%, making it home to 4,192,887 people and the 13th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, ahead of Seattle and Detroit and closing in on San Francisco and Boston.
It's estimated that by 2030, the area will have close to 7 million residents, fueled by growth at three times the national average.
But growth isn't the region's only story. Metro Phoenix has one the youngest populations in the West and the sixth youngest in the U.S. – 34.7 years, compared with the U.S. average of 37.2.
Want to learn more about Phoenix and its people? Visit the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) for demographic and workforce information.