Zillow predicts Phoenix, Phoenix-area population will grow to 8% by 2030

PHOENIX — Phoenix-based Zillows announced Monday that it expects Phoenix- and Phoenix-Phoenix-area residents to grow from 8.5% of the city’s population today to 10.5%.

The firm predicts that the city of Phoenix will reach about 2.5 million people by 2030.

Phoenix-Phoenix, which includes Phoenix-Glendale, is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. and has more than 12,000 people per square mile.

Zillow expects the metro area to grow to more than 8 million people in 2030, a jump from the 8.8 million people that it estimated in 2018.