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Arizona State Profile

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Population

  • With 5,939,292 residents in 2005, Arizona is the 17th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Arizona grew 15.8 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate well above the U.S. average of 5.3 percent (the 2nd fastest growing state among states).
  • Arizona is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics, African-Americans, and Asians are growing

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 63.9% 63.1% 62.3% 61.7% 61.0% 60.4%
Hispanic, Latino 25.4% 26.2% 26.9% 27.5% 28.0% 28.5%
African-American 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.1% 3.1% 3.2%
Native American, AK Native 4.7% 4.6% 4.6% 4.6% 4.5% 4.5%
Asian, Pacific Islander 1.9% 2.0% 2.0% 2.1% 2.1% 2.2%
Two or More Races 1.1% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Arizona - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The four largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Arizona are Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Tucson, Prescott, and Yuma.
  • Phoenix (the capital of AZ) had an estimated population of 3,865,077 in 2005 – the 14th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Tucson in 2005 was 924,786 – the 52nd largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Prescott was the 201st largest metropolitan area with 198,701 residents.
  • The Yuma MSA had 181,277 residents – the 218th largest in the U.S.

Arizona - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Arizona ranked 38th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($28,658 per resident).
  • Arizona’s personal income per capita has remained below the U.S. average since 1960, and has fallen from its peak of 94 percent of the U.S. average in 1980 to 87 percent in 2004 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Arizona as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Arizona per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Arizona has the 15th highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (14.2%) and the 13th highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (20.3%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Arizona - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Arizona ranked 41st among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (84.9%).
  • Arizona ranked 35th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (26.3%) and 24th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (9.2%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Arizona has larger percentages of adults who have less than a high school education and have completed some college and an associate’s degree, and smaller percentages with bachelor’s degrees and higher (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Arizona and the U.S. Average
Arizona education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Arizona - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Arizona had the 21st lowest unemployment rate of all states – 4.7 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Arizona has larger percentages of its workforce employed in management, service, sales and office, and construction occupations, and smaller percentages employed in all other occupational categories (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Relative to the U.S. average, there are larger percentages of Arizona’s employment in the arts and entertainment, professional, finance, retail trade, and construction industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Arizona ranked 16th among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Arizona - Health and Well-Being

  • 17.1 percent of Arizona residents do not have health insurance – the 11th highest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 21.1 percent of Arizona residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – lower than the national average of 23.1 percent. (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Arizona, 185 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – lower than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Arizona residents (287 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – lower than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Arizona ranked 31st among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Arizona - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Arizona had the 13th highest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (504 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 5,341 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Arizona – the highest rate of any state in the U.S.
  • Arizona had the 9th highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 566 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Arizona has remained above the U.S. average since 1980 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Arizona and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Arizona and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Arizona Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Arizona ranges from $17,313 in Navajo County to $31,757 in Maricopa County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 9.3 percent in La Paz County to 31.3 percent in Coconino County (a ratio of more than 3 to 1).

Therefore, it is important to display regional and county differences. Many of these data are available to MyOnlineMaps.com subscribers at the state and county levels – and can be used to generate state and county maps or to download for research purposes. Furthermore, the “Resources” section of MyonlineMaps.com contains links to these and other valuable data sources.

Arizona Counties

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