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13 Geeky Stats About Phoenix

There are more men then women?!

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    1. There are slightly more males than females in the greater Phoenix area.

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    2. The estimated household income is about $47K.

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    3. The skies are clear 59% of the time, partly cloudy 22% and cloudy 19%.

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    4. Greater Phoenix (which includes, among others, the cities of Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale and Tempe) has a population of nearly 4.3 million and covers about 2,000 square miles.

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    5. About 86% of the people in Maricopa County are high school graduates. About 29% have at least one college degree.

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    6. Although the Greater Phoenix area is well known as a retirement, only 13.4% of the population is over age 65.

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    7. Gang-related and drug-related crime are most common in west and south Phoenix.

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    8. Phoenix originated in 1866 as a hay camp.

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    9. Phoenix is closer to the California border than the Mexico border.

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    10. Phoenix elevation is about 1,100 feet above sea level.

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    11. The Phoenix area (in square miles) is 519.1 (which is larger than Los Angeles).

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    12. The average annual temperature is about 74.2 degrees fahrenheit.

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    13. Average annual precipitation in Phoenix is about 7 inches.

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