Census Data Shows COVID-19 Impact On Phoenix And Arizona Households
The Household Pulse Survey by the Census Bureau shows COVID-19’s’ ongoing impact on households.
Since March 13, 2020, almost half of households across the Valley and Arizona have reported a loss of employment income. The percentage of households that expect someone will lose employment income in the next four weeks are 40.5% in metro Phoenix and 37.7% across Arizona.
In the last four weeks, 40.5% of households across metro Phoenix and 39.7 statewide reported putting off medical care because of the coronavirus.
Across the Valley, household insecurity is a little higher than nationally. The survey says 26.4% of U.S. households either missed last month’s rent or mortgage payment or have slight or no confidence they can cover next
The margin of error varies among the different data sets from a low of 0.2% nationally to a high for Phoenix of 4.8%. The survey also includes information about food scarcity and educational changes. Information reflects data for the nation, states, Washington, D.C., and the 15 biggest metropolitan areas for the week of July 9-14.
The weekly information is meant to help government response and recovery plans. The last survey is planned for release on July 29.