Drexel Heights, Arizona Population 2024

29,728

Drexel Heights is a city located in Pima County Arizona. Drexel Heights has a 2024 population of 29,728. Drexel Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.88% annually and its population has decreased by -3.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,780 in 2020.

The average household income in Drexel Heights is $81,600 with a poverty rate of 15.89%. The median age in Drexel Heights is 35.7 years: 37.1 years for males, and 34.2 years for females.

Drexel Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Drexel Heights was:

  • White: 45.87%
  • Other race: 31.8%
  • Two or more races: 14.95%
  • Native American: 4.51%
  • Black or African American: 2.34%
  • Asian: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
19.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,544.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.42% (-1,052)
The current population of Drexel Heights, Arizona is 29,728 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 30,780.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,87845.87%
Other race9,62231.8%
Two or more races4,52214.95%
Native American1,3654.51%
Black or African American7092.34%
Asian1580.52%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Drexel Heights Population by Race

Drexel Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Drexel Heights Median Age

35.7

Total

37.1

Male

34.2

Female

Drexel Heights Adults

There are 22,308 adults, (4,608 of whom are seniors) in Drexel Heights.

Drexel Heights Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Drexel Heights Sex Ratio

Female15,44251.04%
Male14,81248.96%

Drexel Heights Population by Age

Drexel Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,7963.0778.221.8
Married4,8143.588.511.5
Non Family2,1911.2578.321.7
Female1,6853.9355.144.9
Male1,1063.5168.531.5

3.4

Average Family Size

3.07

Average Household Size

78.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Drexel Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1,98110.41%
Associates Degree1,8799.87%
Bachelors Degree1,94710.23%
Graduate Degree9605.04%
High School Graduate5,66929.78%
Less Than 9th Grade1,1436.01%
Some College5,45528.66%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Drexel Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Drexel Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic14,19411,4581,644
Other Race5,8384,386637
White3,9333,588928
2+ Races2,7952,457466
Native American77467597
Black399399135
Asian15314265

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.48%.

Drexel Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$54,250$68,750$49,091
Graduate Degree$66,250$91,786$62,946
High School Graduate$34,550$37,462$31,944
Less Than 9th Grade$34,250$40,585$24,537
Overall$41,180$45,982$35,964
Some College$42,030$46,758$35,189

$41,180

Average Earnings

$45,982

Average Male

$35,964

Average Female

Drexel Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Drexel Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Drexel Heights Language

45.48% of Drexel Heights residents speak only English, while 54.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 53.69% of the population.

Drexel Heights Language

Drexel Heights Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic24,0473,83915.96%
Other9,5791,76618.44%
White4,65778216.79%
Multiple4,5163898.61%
Native1,34217813.26%
Asian1533321.57%
Black676314.59%

15.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.12%

Male Poverty Rate

17.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Drexel Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Drexel Heights is Asian, with 21.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Drexel Heights is Black, with 4.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.15%.

Drexel Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.64%
High School16.26%
Some College10.84%
Bachelors or Greater4.9%

Drexel Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed37.66%
Male Unemployed11.41%
Female Employed6.55%
Male Employed5.66%

Drexel Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Drexel Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$75,725$84,551
Households$72,567$81,600
Married Families$87,569$-999,999,999
Non Families$44,692$52,558

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Drexel Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Drexel Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Drexel Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Drexel Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Drexel Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,998

Number of Veterans

1,651

Male Veterans

347

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War718
Vietnam608
First Gulf War369
Korea96
World War II0

Drexel Heights Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54564
65 to 74562
18 to 34331
75+297
55 to 64244

Drexel Heights Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Hispanic1,2727.48%
White1,10410.32%
2+ Races39112%
Other Race3034.42%
Native American12213.83%
Black7819.02%

Drexel Heights Veterans by Race

Drexel Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Drexel Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Drexel Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Drexel Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Drexel Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.55%

Born in Drexel Heights

83.75%

Native Born

16.25%

Foreign Born

6.32%

Non Citizen

9.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.75% of Drexel Heights residents were born in the United States, with 63.55% having been born in Arizona. 6.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Drexel Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202429,728-263-0.88%
202329,991-263-0.87%
202230,254-345-1.13%
202130,599-181-0.59%
202030,7801,2124.1%
201929,568540.18%
201829,5141,3274.71%
201728,1879063.32%
201627,281-952-3.37%
201528,233-58-0.21%
201428,291410.15%
201328,250-24-0.08%
201228,274-563-1.95%
201128,8371,0883.92%
201027,74900%

Drexel Heights Population by Year