Phoenix, Arizona

Climate & Population Facts

I love stats, graphs, virtually any informative data catches my eye. But today I thought I’d do a little research my own homeland and pass along my findings to anyone who might find the largest city in the Arizona Sun Corridor interesting…  Phoenix!

Phoenix Skyline


Phoenix is located in the Sonoran Desert and has a subtropical desert climate. From late May through early September, temperatures reach 100°F on average for 110 days of the year. Highs top 110 °F or higher on an average of 18 days during the year.

Note: On June 26, 1990, the temperature reached an all-time recorded high of 122 °F.

On average, 67 days a year have overnight temperatures above 80 °F.

Winter months are warm, with daily high temperatures ranging from the mid-60’s to low 70’s. There are approximately only five days per year where the temperature drops to or below freezing.

Phoenix averages 85% sunshine and receives an average of 8.3 inches of rainfall annually.

Monsoon is from July to mid-September when humid air surges in from the Gulf of California. These storms can produce strong winds, large hail, and localized flooding.

Phoenix, Arizona


According to the 2010  U.S. Census Bureau
Phoenix: 1,445,632    Arizona: 6,392,017

Beautiful Rural Arizona

Rio Verde, taken from horseback

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amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch


 U.S. Census Bureau

About tbnranch

amy elizabeth, writer, author. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm. Raises Bantam Chicks and Laying hens.
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10 Responses to Phoenix, Arizona

  1. Anonymous says:

    When I think of Arizona, I think of the rural image you posted, not the cities. Love the heat, but you really need an ocean next door.

  2. tbnranch says:

    Supposed to be cooler by Friday! High 92

  3. Bongo says:

    My person has to go to Phoenix tomorrow and again on Friday. She wants to know if you can turn down the temperature for her.

  4. Rita A. says:

    Interesting. Why don’t the stats ever seem to sound right? A lesson in generalities?

    • tbnranch says:

      What doesn’t sound right?

      • Rita A. says:

        The whole first paragraph. Any given year we have way more than 18 days of 110 or over. I just think when they generalize like this it seems so misleading.
        On another note, on June 26, 1990 Doug spent the entire day working on a roof. He looked terrible when he walked in the door . . . or I should say stumbled.

      • tbnranch says:

        What it registers in our backyards is seldom consistent with statistics. Concrete holds the heat, raising temps around our houses etc. Temperatures for Phoenix are recorded from the airport – in the shade no doubt!

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