Arizona Demographics

Arizona Demographics

Arizona has the fastest growing population rate in the country of United States, and has the population density of 45.2 in every square mile. The total number of people in Arizona is estimated to be 6,440,990 in the year 2009 and the estimated rise in the population in the last ten years accounts to be more than 28%.

Until the twentieth century, Arizona was one of the very scarcely populated regions in the United States and only fewer than a thousand people of Hispanic origin lived in the whole of the state in the year 1848. Between the years 1940 to 1960 the population of Arizona increased greatly, and it almost doubled in this period. This fashion continued in the coming years and the fast growing population led Arizona to become the second most growing state in the nation in the year 2001.  The population statistics in the year 2006, five years later showed a high increase in population; it was almost 3.55 increase compared to the previous year, making it the fastest growing state in the whole of United States. Though the population is growing, the growth of population in the northern region is indeed very slow compared to the population growth in the south where the soil is much fertile and the climate is also pleasant.

Arizona Age

According to the study conducted in the year 2008, 28% of the population of Arizona is children below the age of 18 years. Majority of the people in Arizona falls in the working class or age that is around 61% of people in Arizona belongs to the age group of 19 to 64. Around 41000 people (7%) are in the group of 65 to 74 and more than 30 thousand (5%) are above the age of 75.

Arizona Sex

Of the total 6,440,990 people in Arizona in the Year 2008, 3,217,000 (slightly less than fifty percent) are male and around 3,223,990 are female. And the male to female ratio can be approximated to 1:1.

Arizona Citizenship Status

Around 5,800,000 people which may account to 90 percent of the population in Arizona, are citizens or nationalities of the nation and only a 10 percentage (633,100), are non citizens. O
Of the non citizens in Arizona, more than 77,000 are children.

Arizona Race and Ethnicity

More than half (58) percent of the total population of Arizona is city dwellers; they live in city which is among the most populated areas in the whole of the nation. According to the 2000 census, around 89.29% of the total population is white Americans, 3.74% are black Americans, and 2.36% Asians, 5.81% American Indians or Alaskan Natives and 0.28% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders.

The American Community Survey conducted by the U S Census Bureau (2005 2007), gave the following results: 76.4% of the Arizonan population is contributed by the White Americans, and out of this around 59.65% are non Hispanic white. Around 3.4% of the total Arizonan population is made up by the African American. The 4.5% of the population is made by American Indians, 0.1% Pacific Islanders Americans and other races, and Hispanics and Latinos accounts for the remaining percentage of the population.

Around 10% of the Countries total Native Americans lives in the State of Arizona, this accounts for around 286,680 people, making Arizona the state with the third largest number of the Native American population, with California and Oklahoma having the first and second place.

Demographics of Arizona (csv)
By Race White Black AIAN* Asian NHPI*
2000 (total population) 89.29% 3.74% 5.81% 2.36% 0.28%
2000 (Hispanic only) 24.13% 0.41% 0.73% 0.19% 0.07%
2005 (total population) 88.74% 4.20% 5.63% 2.75% 0.31%
2005 (Hispanic only) 27.20% 0.58% 0.72% 0.23% 0.08%
Growth 2000–05 (total population) 15.05% 30.11% 12.25% 35.27% 25.02%
Growth 2000–05 (non-Hispanic only) 9.32% 25.75% 11.85% 34.75% 22.33%
Growth 2000–05 (Hispanic only) 30.51% 65.92% 15.01% 41.10% 32.89%
Arizona Religion

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008 gave the estimate of the people in Arizona following different religious beliefs. Around 25% of the total Arizonans follows Catholics and slightly less, 23% are Evangelical Christian, 22% of the people are non religious or unbiased whereas around 15% are Protestants. A small percentage, around 1.6% of the population is noted to be Jews, 4% were Latter Day Saints and 11% of the people followed other different religions.

  • Catholicism - 25%
  • Evangelical Christian - 23%
  • Non-Religious / Unaffiliated - 22%
  • Protestantism - 15%
  • Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) - 4%
  • Judaism - 1.6%
  • Others - 11%
Catholic Church 974883
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 251974
Southern Baptist Convention 138516
Assemblies of God 82802
Judaism (Estimated) 81675
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 69393
United Methodist Church 53232
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 34130
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 33554
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ 33162
Arizona Household by Type

The total number of household units in Arizona was found to be 2,189,189, but only 86.6% of these are occupied and the remaining 13.15 are vacant. Of these vacant household units, 6.5% are for seasonal, recreational or occasional use.

 Of the total 1,901,327 occupied household units in the state of Arizona, nearly 67.7 percent was found to be family households and around 32 percent of it had own children below the age of 18. Around 51.9 percent of the family household was married couple, of which 22.6% had their own children under the age of 18 years, and 11.1 were single female parented household or without husband household out of which about 7 % had their own children under the age group of 18. A good many number of household in Arizona, around a 32.3% were non family household and about 28 % from this accounts from living alone people and the remaining 8% are household of people of 65 years and over. The average household size and the average family size of the people of Arizona were calculated to be 2.64 and 3.18 respectively.

Arizona Population
Population Arizona United States
Total Population 5,130,632 281,421,906
Male 49.9% 49.1%
Female 50.1% 50.9%
18 years and over 73.4% 74.3%
65 years and over 13.0% 12.4%
Married Persons 55.0% 54.4%
Single Persons 45.0% 45.6%
Median Age 34.2 35.3
Average Family Size 3.18 3.14
Ethnicity
White 77.9% 77.1%
Black or African American 3.6% 12.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 5.7% 1.5%
Asian 2.3% 4.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Other 13.2% 6.6%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 25.3% 12.5%
Arizona Housing Characteristics
Housing Characteristics Arizona United States
Total Housing Units 2,189,189 115,904,641
Median Home Cost $121,300 $119,600
Number of Households 1,901,327 105,480,101
Persons per Household 2.64 2.59
Arizona Economic Characteristics
Economic Characteristics Arizona United States
Median Household Income $40,558 $41,994
Per Capita Income $20,275 $21,587
In Labor Force 61.1% 63.9%
Families below poverty level 9.9% 9.2%
Arizona Education Characteristics
Education Characteristics Arizona United States
School Enrollment
Elementary School Enrollment 624,766 33,653,641
High School Enrollment 286,122 16,380,951
College or Graduate School 331,099 17,483,262
Educational Attainment Population 25 years and older
High School Graduate 24.3% 28.6%
Associates Degree 6.7% 6.3%
Bachelor's Degree 15.2% 15.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree 8.4% 8.9%
Arizona Demographics Statistics

1,901,327 37.1

 

Number

Percent

Total population 5,130,632 100.0
Sex and Age
Male 2,561,057 49.9
Female 2,569,575 50.1
Under 5 years 382,386 7.5
5 to 9 years 389,869 7.6
10 to 14 years 378,211 7.4
15 to 19 years 367,722 7.2
20 to 24 years 362,860 7.1
25 to 34 years 742,665 14.5
35 to 44 years 768,804 15.0
45 to 54 years 627,904 12.2
55 to 59 years 238,675 4.7
60 to 64 years 203,697 4.0
65 to 74 years 363,841 7.1
75 to 84 years 235,473 4.6
85 years and over 68,525 1.3
Median age (years) 34.2 (X)
18 years and over 3,763,685 73.4
Male 1,859,746 36.2
Female 1,903,939 37.1
21 years and over 3,536,279 68.9
62 years and over 787,520 15.3
65 years and over 667,839 13.0
Male 296,267 5.8
Female 371,572 7.2
Race
One race 4,984,106 97.1
White 3,873,611 75.5
Black or African American 158,873 3.1
American Indian and Alaska Native 255,879 5.0
Asian 92,236 1.8
Asian Indian 14,741 0.3
Chinese 21,221 0.4
Filipino 16,176 0.3
Japanese 7,712 0.2
Korean 9,123 0.2
Vietnamese 12,931 0.3

Other Asian 1

10,332 0.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 6,733 0.1
Native Hawaiian 1,985 0.0
Guamanian or Chamorro 1,354 0.0
Samoan 1,197 0.0

Other Pacific Islander 2

2,197 0.0
Some other race 596,774 11.6
Two or more races 146,526 2.9

Race alone or in combination with one or more other races 3

   
White 3,998,154 77.9
Black or African American 185,599 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 292,552 5.7
Asian 118,672 2.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 13,415 0.3
Some other race 677,392 13.2
Hispanic or Latino and Race
Total population 5,130,632 100.0
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 1,295,617 25.3
Mexican 1,065,578 20.8
Puerto Rican 17,587 0.3
Cuban 5,272 0.1
Other Hispanic or Latino 207,180 4.0
Not Hispanic or Latino 3,835,015 74.7
White alone 3,274,258 63.8
Relationship
Total population 5,130,632 100.0
In households 5,020,782 97.9
Householder    
Spouse 986,303 19.2
Child 1,496,034 29.2
Own child under 18 years 1,197,438 23.3
Other relatives 319,414 6.2
Under 18 years 132,782 2.6
Nonrelatives 317,704 6.2
Unmarried partner 118,196 2.3
In group quarters 109,850 2.1
Institutionalized population 63,768 1.2
Noninstitutionalized population 46,082 0.9
Households By Type
Total households 1,901,327 100.0
Family households (families) 1,287,367 67.7
With own children under 18 years 608,218 32.0
Married-couple family 986,303 51.9
With own children under 18 years 428,878 22.6
Female householder, no husband present 210,781 11.1
With own children under 18 years 129,511 6.8
Nonfamily households 613,960 32.3
Householder living alone 472,006 24.8
Householder 65 years and over 162,822 8.6
Households with individuals under 18 years 673,926 35.4
Households with individuals 65 years and over 465,062 24.5
Average household size 2.64 (X)
Average family size 3.18 (X)
Housing Occupancy
Total housing units 2,189,189 100.0
Occupied housing units 1,901,327 86.9
Vacant housing units 287,862 13.1
For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use 141,965 6.5
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 2.1 (X)
Rental vacancy rate (percent) 9.2 (X)
Housing Tenure
Occupied housing units 1,901,327 100.0
Owner-occupied housing units 1,293,556 68.0
Renter-occupied housing units 607,771 32.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit 2.69 (X)
Average household size of renter-occupied unit 2.53 (X)