Phoenix Arizona CPA
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in Arizona, with
1,660,272 people (as of 2018). It is also the fifth most populous city
in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of
more than one million residents.
the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of
the Sun, which in turn is part of the Salt River Valley. The
metropolitan area is the 11th largest by population in the United
States, with approximately 4.73 million people as of 2017. Phoenix is
the seat of Maricopa County and the largest city in the state at 517.9
square miles (1,341 km2), more than twice the size of Tucson and one of
the largest cities in the United States.
was settled in 1867 as an agricultural community near the confluence of
the Salt and Gila Rivers and was incorporated as a city in 1881. It
became the capital of Arizona Territory in 1889.
is in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert and has a hot
desert climate. Despite this, its canal system led to a thriving
farming community with the original settler's crops remaining important
parts of the Phoenix economy for decades, such as alfalfa, cotton,
citrus, and hay.
Cotton, cattle, citrus, climate,
and copper were known locally as the "Five C's" anchoring Phoenix's
economy. These remained the driving forces of the city until after World
War II, when high-tech companies began to move into the valley and air
conditioning made Phoenix's hot summers more bearable
AZ CPA Pro
PC offers broad and varied services to Phoenix. Major industries
served include auto sales and repair, health care, real estate,
construction, and services.
Notable attractions include: