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Phoenix Tops the Nation in Population Growth for the Fifth Year in a Rowhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1927Community and Economic Development6/1/2021 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1927/NEWSROOM_CED_210020.jpgPhoenix Tops the Nation in Population Growth for the Fifth Year in a Row<div class="ExternalClassD5422711C3DD4ACFB5653362CC40553F"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Say “hi” to 25,194 new neighbors. They pushed Phoenix way out in front making this the fifth year in a row that the city is America’s fastest-growing.</span><br></p> <p>The 25,194 new Phoenix residents this year is slightly below the 10-year average of 25,912, however, Phoenix continues to take the largest share of Maricopa County’s population growth, with nearly four in 10 new county residents choosing to live in the city of Phoenix.<br></p> <p>The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 estimates say that Phoenix now tops 1.7 million in population and added more new residents than any other city. Phoenix’s growth rate, 1.5 percent lags behind the County’s 1.9 percent growth rate.<br></p> <p>The city is still the fifth-largest U.S. city behind New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, but population losses in Chicago and Los Angeles were about the same amount that Phoenix gained, according to the Census. New York City lost the equivalent of the population of Goodyear.<br></p> <p>Queen Creek topped Arizona in percentage population growth, 10.0 percent, with its population jumping from 55,000 in 2019 to 60,097 in 2020. That positioned the town with the seventh-fastest growing percentage in the U.S. Buckeye was second in Arizona with a 7 percent growth rate. <br></p> <p>Phoenix also leads the country in ten-year population growth, adding almost 260,000 people since 2010, an 18.1 percent population increase. San Antonio’s 234,000 10-year increase is second in the nation, also an 18.1 percent population jump.<br></p> <p>Although Phoenix would take decades to gain the 600,000 residents needed to pass Houston as the fourth-largest U.S. city, Houston’s growth rate has been flat since Hurricane Harvey in 2018. This year, the Texas city gained 400 residents. Chicago’s population losses, though, put Houston within striking distance of passing the Illinois city to be the nation’s third-largest city, if it returns to the pre-hurricane growth rate.<br></p> <p>Tucson is still Arizona’s second-largest city with its population growing 0.8 percent to 553,571, a gain of 4,610 people. Mesa, which was the 8th-ranked city for population gains, had a 1.9 percent growth, pushing the population to 528,129.  At that rate, they will overtake Tucson as the second largest city within five years.<br></p> <p>The next three most-populous Arizona cities are Chandler (265,398, up 1.6 percent), Scottsdale (262,647, also up 1.6 percent), and Gilbert (257,658, up 1.4 percent). In terms of percentage growth after Queen Creek and Buckeye, Marana and Casa Grande both grew 4.5 percent, and Maricopa and Goodyear both grew 4.4 percent.<br></p> <p>Phoenix added more people than 24 states, according to the Census estimates. Maricopa County added more population than 36 states. Phoenix’s population growth also exceeded Austin, Texas, and Denver, Colorado, combined growth numbers.<br></p> <p>Five of the ten cities gaining the most population were in Texas (San Antonio, Fort Worth, Austin, Frisco, McKinley), two were n Arizona, and the other three were Seattle, Charlotte and Denver.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedLine chart, population growth 10 fastest-growing citiesCED#population #growth #census #fastest-growing #economy2020 census, 2020 population, phoenix population, phoenix, population, fastest-growing cities, census, 2020, economic developmentEric Jay Toll602-617-3797eric.toll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/52/Eric_Toll.jpgPHXEconDevPhoenix population growth has led the nation for five years in a row. Credit: City of Phoenix from U.S. Census Bureau 2020 city population estimates.

 

 

Something Special is Coming to America’s Friendliest Airport®https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2583Aviation12/1/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2583/newsroom_aviation_089.jpgSomething Special is Coming to America’s Friendliest Airport®<div class="ExternalClassEB97C7C4C4784510A6B1FC6043CDEFF7"><html>​The 12 Days of Gratitude Arrives December 5<br><br>PHOENIX – America's Friendliest Airport® is kicking off the holiday season with a special initiative designed to show appreciation. The 12 Days of Gratitude will commence on December 5 and run through December 16. During this time, a variety of activities will take place that will provide Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport with the opportunity to show its gratitude to its customers. And, several other activities will take place that will give travelers the opportunity to show their gratitude for others.<br><br><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:115px;vertical-align:baseline;" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/12%20Days%20of%20Gratitude.jpg" />“At America's Friendliest Airport®, we're always looking for ways to enhance the experience for our travelers," said Director of Aviation Services Chad Makovsky. “I'm excited that this holiday season, we'll be offering a variety of activities to acknowledge and thank our customers, while also providing them the opportunity to pay it forward by helping others."<br><br>Over the course of the 12 days, customers will find activities taking place both pre-and post-security in both terminals.  They'll have the opportunity to win prizes, take their photo with our mascot Amelia the Airplane, take photos with Navigator Buddies, participate in an art activity, write notes of gratitude, and donate items for a canned food drive, among others.<br><br>Additionally, throughout the 12 days, staff will be handing out chocolate coins and thank you cards to passengers as well as surprising and delighting a lucky passenger each day with a Phoenix Sky Harbor gift bag.<br><br>Here is the schedule of events:<br><br><strong>Monday, December 5</strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Collaborative Coloring Activity post-security in Terminal 3 near the Children's Play Area<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located on the East End of Level 3 of Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter in either terminal and write what you are thankful for. We will be displaying the notes on easels throughout the airport.<br></li><li>Canned Food Drive – We want to give back to the community. We're holding a canned food drive for Herrera Elementary School. Drop off your canned food items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 of Terminal 4 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We'll be giving raffle tickets for a chance to win Phoenix Sky Harbor branded goodies and an exclusive behind-the-scenes airport tour.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt. Test your knowledge of art in the airport. After you've completed the activity, scan the QR code for your chance to win a prize. Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Tuesday, December 6</strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Collaborative Coloring Activity pre-security in Terminal 4 near the Gallery.<br></li><li>12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located on the East End of Level 3 of Terminal 4.<br></li><li>12 p.m. – 4 p.m.  - Write a thank you card for the USO to send to members of the military. Located on the East End of Level 3 of Terminal 4.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Wednesday, December 7</strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Amelia the Airplane Photo Opportunity in Terminal 4. Amelia will be wandering around Terminal 3. Be sure to stop and say hello and snap a photo or two. Share your photo on social media using the hashtag #12daysofgratitude and tell us what you are most thankful for and have an opportunity to win a prize.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Thursday, December 8 </strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Amelia the Airplane Photo Opportunity in Terminal 3.  Get your photo with Amelia as she makes her way through the terminal.<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Collaborative Coloring Activity pre-security in Terminal 4 near the Gallery.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Friday, December 9 </strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located on the Level 1 of Terminal 3 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.</li><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. - Write a thank you card for the USO to send to members of the military. Located on the Level 1 of Terminal 3 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.</li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.</li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.</li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Saturday, December 10</strong><br><br><ul><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Sunday, December 11</strong><br><br><ul><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Monday, December 12</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Our therapy dogs are getting into the holiday spirit. Stop by and have your photo taken with them. Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located pre-security in Terminal 3 on Level 1 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Write a thank you card to members of the military. Located pre-security in Terminal 3 on Level 1 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Tuesday, December 13</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Amelia the Airplane Photo Opportunity in Terminal 3. Get your photo with Amelia as she makes her way through the terminal.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Wednesday, December 14</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Thursday, December 15</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Collaborative Coloring Activity post-security in Terminal 3 near the Children's Play Area<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Friday, December 16</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located on the Level 1 of Terminal 3 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.<br></li><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  - Write a thank you card for the USO to send to members of the military. Located on the Level 1 of Terminal 3 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br>Travelers should use the hashtag #12DaysofGratitude and tag @PHXSkyHarbor as they participate in activities for the opportunity to win a prize. And, be sure to check the Airport's social media channels for the latest #12DaysofGratitude news and highlights. Information is also available at <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/12daysofgratitude" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/12daysofgratitude</a>.<br><br><strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, <em>America's Friendliest Airport®</em></strong>, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived at and departed from Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.<br><br><br><br><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews
2023 Arizona MLK Living the Dream Honorees Announcedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1673Equal Opportunity11/30/2022 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1673/Newsroom_EOD_013.jpg2023 Arizona MLK Living the Dream Honorees Announced<div class="ExternalClassA5345EE4B8624C56937E38F2C17754ED"><html> <p></p><p><strong>Celebrate and Honor Community Champions</strong></p><p>Celebrate the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the 37th Annual Arizona MLK Awards Breakfast "Believe in the Dream," 7:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at the Phoenix Convention Center, North Ballroom. This annual event honors the winners of the Phoenix Human Relations Commission's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Living the Dream Award," and the Calvin C. Goode "Lifetime Achievement Award." </p><p>The honorees are:</p><p><strong>Calvin C. Goode - MLK "Lifetime Achievement Award"</strong><br></p><ul><li><p>Ms. Elizabeth Paulus <br></p></li></ul><p><strong>MLK "Living the Dream Award"</strong><br></p><ul><li><p>Ms. Wen Chyi Chiu                </p></li><li><p>Ms. Sharise L. Erby</p></li><li><p>Mr. Cordero Holmes               </p></li><li><p>Dr. Will Moreland                 </p></li></ul><p></p><p>Sponsorship and event ticket information is available at 602-513-8311. For updates and information about the event, visit:<a href="http://azmlk.org/" target="_blank"> azmlk.org</a> or phoenix.gov/eod.  The title sponsor is Amazon, and the presenting sponsors are PetSmart and Verizon. The event is hosted by the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Human Relations Commission.​<br></p><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews
Road Closures Planned for Saturday's APS Electric Light Paradehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2582Street Transportation11/30/2022 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2582/elp image.jpgRoad Closures Planned for Saturday's APS Electric Light Parade<div class="ExternalClassB2A54F90D0354C37BC2421E55EE099D9"><html> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2125">35th Annual APS Electric Light Parade</a> takes to the streets of central Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Residents and attendees should plan ahead for scheduled street closures and vehicle restrictions in the area surrounding the parade route. Parade details and know-before-you-go event information is available at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">Phoenix.gov/ELP</a>.</p><p>The <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1i-DBP7605LHx4_Z5j42aO7q38jdTqLUT&ll=33.5074240882084%2c-112.07002815000001&z=14">2.3-mile parade route</a> starts at Central Avenue and Montebello Avenue, travels south to Central Avenue and Camelback Road, heads east along Camelback Road to 7th Street, and continues south along 7th Street to its end point at Indian School Road.</p><p><strong>Street closures and restrictions:</strong><br></p><p><strong style="">Public Parking</strong><strong>:</strong> There is no assigned parking for the public during this event. Consider taking <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/">Valley Metro Light Rail</a> to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs near the Light Rail stop at Central Avenue, just south of Camelback Road.</p><p><strong>Phoenix VA Hospital:</strong> Remains open; access is available from Osborn Road northbound on 3rd Street.</p><p><strong>Central Avenue:</strong> Curb lanes restricted from Camelback Road to Bethany Home Road from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.</p><p><strong>Georgia Avenue:</strong> Restrictions from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.</p><p><strong style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);">All major streets, local streets and driveways will be closed. The following street closures and restrictions will be in effect beginning at 3 p.m., and continue in phases leading up to the parade start time at 7 p.m. Streets will reopen in phases following the event, as parade completion and cleanup allow, until approximately 11 p.m.  </strong></p><p><strong>7th Street:</strong> Curb lanes restricted from Osborn Road to Indian School Road from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.<br></p><p><strong>Central Avenue:</strong> Closure from Bethany Home Road to Mariposa Street; limited to local access at Indian School Road for northbound traffic up to Mariposa Street.</p><p><strong>Camelback Road:</strong> Closure from 3rd Avenue to 8th Place; limited to local access at 7th Avenue for eastbound traffic up to 1st Avenue; limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic up to 8th Street.</p><p><strong>Missouri Avenue:</strong> Closure from 3rd Avenue to 4th Street; limited to local access at 7th Avenue for eastbound traffic up to Central Avenue; limited to local access at 7th Street for westbound traffic to Central Avenue.</p><p><strong>7th Street: </strong>Closure from Colter Street to Osborn Road; limited to local access at Bethany Home Road for southbound traffic up to 300 feet north of Camelback Road.</p><p><strong>Highland Avenue:</strong> Limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic to 8th Street.</p><p><strong>In</strong><strong><strong>d</strong>ian School Road: </strong>Lane restrictions in place early. Closure from 9th Street to Central Avenue starting at 6 p.m. to approximately 11 p.m.; limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic to 9th Street.<br></p><p><strong>4th Street:</strong> Indian School Road to Clarendon Avenue; no parking from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews

 

 

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