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

Climate:

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

Population:

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

Beautiful Rural Arizona

Rio Verde, taken from horseback

For State & County Quick Facts about People, Business, and Geography go here.

amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch

Resources:

 U.S. Census Bureau
Wikipedia

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amy elizabeth, writer, author. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm raising Ornamental 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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