Phoenix, Arizona - Facts & Figures
Phoenix, America’s sixth-largest city, is the gateway to the Grand Canyon. The spirit of puebloans, ranchers, miners and visionaries are attributed to the city's rich history. Phoenix was named from the vision of pioneer Darrell Duppa, who saw the ruins and prehistoric canals of the Hohokam and believed another civilization would rise from the ashes.
Phoenix, Arizona does not observe daylight saving time due. In 1973, Governor Jack Williams felt that energy use would increase in the evening, because refrigeration units were not used as often in the morning on standard time. Energy use would rise, he said "because there would be more lights on in the early morning." It was noted that Williams was concerned about children going to school in the dark.
- Population: 1,469,471
- Industries: Construction, Accommodation and Food Services, Health Care, Education, Waste Management, Public Administration, Finance, Insurance
- Area Codes: 480, 602, 623
- ZIP Codes: 85001, 85002, 85003, 85004, 85005, 85006
- Surrounding Cities: Agua Fria, Beardsley, Black Canyon, Buckeye, Cave Creek, Chandler, Circle City, Deer Valley, Fort McDowell, Glendale, Goodyear, Higley, Litchfield, Mesa, New River, Peoria, Scottsdale, Superstition, Tempe, Tolleson, Whitetanks, Wintersburg