Arizonas Changing Demography - 9-08

Arizonas Changing Demography - 9-08 - Who Lives in Arizona?...

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Who Lives in Arizona? Our Changing Demography Elizabeth Larson-Keagy, PhD Lecturer, Department of Geography, ASU Elizabeth.Larson-Keagy@asu.edu
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Dec. 22, 2006 = Arizona Edges Nevada as Fastest-Growing State Arizona Population, 2006 = 6,166,318 http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1222/p03s03-ussc.html
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What is Demography? Demography is people-counting – we look at births , deaths , patterns Demographers look at micro and macro levels (global to local) Demography looks at past trends , and projects new trends that may shape our future Demography tells us something about who we are , and what we may look like in the future
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Some issues important to demographic change in Arizona: Population growth Environmental Water Development Sprawl Immigration Aging
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1950 = under 1 million 1960 = 1.3 million 1970 = 1.8 million 1980 = 2.7 million 1990 = 3.7 million 2000 = 4.9 million 2006 = 6,166,318 2010 = ?? million 2020 = ?? million
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Overview: The Changing Demography of Arizona Arizona is growing rapidly – could reach 6 million by 2015 (This is what the data from the US Census said in 2004) AZ has grown by over 20% since 2000 By county, between 9% & 61% of Arizona residents speak a language other than English at home Arizona has a large immigrant population Arizona has a growing elderly population Arizona has a huge “snowbird” population in the winter Flagstaff has a substantial number of “amenity migrants” Arizona population 2006 = 6,166,318
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Mojave 65.8 % Fastest-Growing Mohave = 65.8 % Yavapai = 55.5 % Pinal = 54.4 % Yuma = 49.7 % Maricopa = 44.8 % La Paz = 42 % LaPaz 42 % Yuma 49.7 % Coconino Yavapai 55.5 % Maricopa 44.8 % Pinal 54.4 % Pima 26.5 % Gila 27.6 % Navajo 25.5 % Apache 12.7 % Greenlee 6.7 % Graham 26.1 % Santa Cruz 29.3 % Cochise 20.6 % Slowest-Growing Santa Cruz = 29.3 % Gila = 27.6 % Pima = 26.5 % Graham = 26.1 % Navajo = 25.5 % Cochise = 20.6 % Coconino = 20.4 % Apache = 12.7 % Greenlee = 6.7 % Southwest portion of state most densely populated Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, Kingman Parker Flagstaff Bisbee, Douglas Prescott Tucson Phoenix
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Population Density by County Top Five Counties by Population : Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma Counties below 52,000 population : Gila, Santa Cruz, Graham, La Paz, Greenlee
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White = 87.3% (non- Hispanic Whites = 59.7%) Persons Reporting 2 or more Races = 1.6% American Indian & Alaskan Native = 4.8% Black = 3.8% Asian = 2.4% Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander = 0.2% Arizona Population by Race, 2006 Ethnically, about 29.2% of Arizona residents are Hispanic or Latina/o
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White/Caucasian Black/African American Asian
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