Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, as well as the largest city in the state. Phoenix has a population of 1,593,659 residents. It is the fifth most populated city in the United States. The area was incorporated into a city in 1882 after being founded near the Salt River in 1862. Phoenix has very hot summers with temperatures reaching the 100 degree mark on most days. Temperatures can go above 110 degrees as well. Even the winters in Phoenix are warm, with temperatures on average of 80 degrees. The area is dry, with only 1.07 inches of rain being accumulated through the year. Snowfall is rare, but possible in the area. The Sky Harbor International Airport serves the Phoenix area, and there is also a rail and bus system providing transportation. Not to mention the option of car rentals.