Central Phoenix

This vibrant region of Phoenix blends residential, commercial, and cultural areas with historic homes, modern apartments, and condos to suit diverse preferences and budgets.

This region includes the vibrant central core of Phoenix and features a mix of residential, commercial, and cultural areas, making it an attractive place for a diverse range of residents. Housing options range from historic homes to modern apartments and condominiums, catering to various preferences and budgets.


Historic Districts:

  • Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District: Known for its beautiful early 20th-century homes, lush landscaping, and proximity to Encanto Park.
  • Roosevelt Historic District: Features a mix of architectural styles including Craftsman bungalows and Period Revival homes. It's one of the earliest suburbs of Phoenix.
  • F.Q. Story Historic District: Known for its wide variety of architectural styles, including Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and Craftsman.
  • Willo Historic District: Features architectural styles from the early 20th century, including Bungalow, Tudor, and Spanish Revival homes.
  • Coronado Historic District: Known for its early 20th-century bungalows and modest family homes.
  • Fairview Place Historic District: Features homes built in the late 1930s and 1940s, with architectural styles including English Tudor, Spanish Colonial, and Transitional Ranch.

Points of Interest

  • Numerous cultural amenities, including museums, theaters, historic landmarks, and recreational opportunities.
  • Proximity to downtown Phoenix means easy access to institutions like Arizona State University's downtown campus, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University Biomedical Campuses, Phoenix College, and Grand Canyon University.
  • Many major hospitals, specialty clinics, and medical research centers are concentrated in downtown Phoenix. 

Overview for Central Phoenix, AZ

11,131 people live in Central Phoenix, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $55,463. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,131

Total Population

41 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$55,463

Average individual Income

Around Central Phoenix, AZ

There's plenty to do around Central Phoenix, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

79
Very Walkable
Walking Score
69
Bikeable
Bike Score
56
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Golosinas Viruya, Caffio Espresso , and Taste Cultura Mia.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.46 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.91 miles 33 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.05 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.93 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.78 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Central Phoenix, AZ

Central Phoenix has 6,452 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Central Phoenix do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,131 people call Central Phoenix home. The population density is 5,803.547 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,131

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41

Median Age

51.36 / 48.64%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,452

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$55,463

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Central Phoenix, AZ

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The following schools are within or nearby Central Phoenix. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Khalsa Montessori Elementary School - Phoenix
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
BASIS Phoenix Central Primary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
Pathways in Education
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Marys High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available

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