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According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.44 square miles (3.73 km2), all of it land.  The city is south of Medford and north of Talent and Ashland along Interstate 5 and Oregon Route 99. This is toward the southern end of the Rogue River Valley, near the Siskiyou Mountains and the border with California.  Coleman Creek, a tributary of Bear Creek, joins the larger stream at Phoenix. The Bear Creek Greenway, a biking and hiking trail connecting Ashland, Talent, Medford, and Central Point along Bear Creek, also passes through Phoenix.

Coordinates: 42°16′28″N 122°49′7″W
Area  Total 1.44 sq mi (3.73 km)
Land 1.44 sq mi (3.73 km)
Water 0 sq mi (0 km)
Elevation 1,543 ft (470.3 m)
Time Zone Pacific


This region experiences hot and dry summers, and cool and wet winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Phoenix has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

Phoenix's record high temperature is 109 °F (43 °C) on July 20, 1946 and August 8, 1981, and the record low temperature is −8 °F (−22 °C) on December 9, 1972.


2010 census
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,538 people, 2,001 households, and 1,178 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,151.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,216.8/km2). There were 2,149 housing units at an average density of 1,492.4 per square mile (576.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.0% White, 0.9% African American, 1.5% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 7.9% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.8% of the population.

There were 2,001 households of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.1% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.
Update:  July 1, 2017 Certified - population 4,605