Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Arizona

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Arizona total population increased from 5,130,632 (2000) to 6,482,505 (2011) -- a change of 1,351,873 ( 26.35%). The median age increased from 34.2 (2000) to 36.2 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 984,561 (2000) to 1,176,060 (2011) -- a change of 191,499 ( 19.45%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 5,130,632 100.0 6,482,505 100.0 1,351,873 26.3
  Male 2,561,057 49.9 3,228,514 49.8 667,457 26.1
  Female 2,569,575 50.1 3,253,991 50.2 684,416 26.6
  Under 5 years 382,386 7.5 447,964 6.9 65,578 17.1
  5 to 9 years 389,869 7.6 452,876 7.0 63,007 16.2
  10 to 14 years 378,211 7.4 452,256 7.0 74,045 19.6
  15 to 19 years 367,722 7.2 455,642 7.0 87,920 23.9
  20 to 24 years 362,860 7.1 462,544 7.1 99,684 27.5
  25 to 34 years 742,665 14.5 866,715 13.4 124,050 16.7
  35 to 44 years 768,804 15.0 824,699 12.7 55,895 7.3
  45 to 54 years 627,904 12.2 839,975 13.0 212,071 33.8
  55 to 59 years 238,675 4.7 387,403 6.0 148,728 62.3
  60 to 64 years 203,697 4.0 369,278 5.7 165,581 81.3
  65 to 74 years 363,841 7.1 524,094 8.1 160,253 44.0
  75 to 84 years 235,473 4.6 289,632 4.5 54,159 23.0
  85 years and over 68,525 1.3 109,427 1.7 40,902 59.7
  Median age 34.2... 36.2... 2.0 5.8

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 4232,5623.6223,1533.5
  5- 9231,2463.6222,4343.5
  10-14228,9953.6219,6693.4
  15-19237,2803.7224,3023.5
  20-24229,5623.6213,0223.3
  25-29225,6083.5214,3903.4
  30-34212,2233.3204,4723.2
  35-39210,2243.3205,4693.2
  40-44205,8993.2200,9023.1
  45-49212,4993.3214,5233.4
  50-54202,4113.2213,1133.3
  55-59178,6652.8196,6033.1
  60-64166,9542.6184,0062.9
  65-69133,5992.1149,2672.3
  70-74102,6281.6112,3981.8
  75-7976,2211.286,0401.3
  80-8451,5090.866,7691.0
  85+ 37,7380.665,6621.0

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 92,236 (2000) to 177,297 (2011) -- a change of 85,061 ( 92.22%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 13,415 (2000) to 22,939 (2011) -- a change of 9,524 ( 71.00%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 5,130,632 100.0 6,482,505 100.0 1,351,873 26.3
One Race 4,984,106 97.1 6,288,212 97.0 1,304,106 26.2
  White 3,873,611 75.5 5,141,027 79.3 1,267,416 32.7
  Black or African American 158,873 3.1 265,940 4.1 107,067 67.4
  American Indian and Alaska Native 255,879 5.0 289,812 4.5 33,933 13.3
  Asian 92,236 1.8 177,297 2.7 85,061 92.2
    Asian Indian 14,741 0.3 33,188 0.5 18,447 125.1
    Chinese 21,221 0.4 36,510 0.6 15,289 72.0
    Filipino 16,176 0.3 33,390 0.5 17,214 106.4
    Japanese 7,712 0.2 9,744 0.2 2,032 26.3
    Korean 9,123 0.2 16,197 0.2 7,074 77.5
    Vietnamese 12,931 0.3 26,152 0.4 13,221 102.2
    Other Asian 10,332 0.2 22,116 0.3 11,784 114.1
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 6,733 0.1 11,941 0.2 5,208 77.4
    Native Hawaiian 1,985 0.0 5,192 0.1 3,207 161.6
    Guamanian or Chamorro 1,354 0.0 1,140 0.0 -214 -15.8
    Samoan 1,197 0.0 933 0.0 -264 -22.1
    Other Pacific Islander 2,197 0.0 4,676 0.1 2,479 112.8
  Some other race 596,774 11.6 402,195 6.2 -194,579 -32.6
Two or more races 146,526 2.9 194,293 3.0 47,767 32.6
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 3,998,154 77.9 5,308,097 81.9 1,309,943 32.8
  Black or African American 185,599 3.6 323,562 5.0 137,963 74.3
  American Indian and Alaska Native 292,552 5.7 346,380 5.3 53,828 18.4
  Asian 118,672 2.3 235,750 3.6 117,078 98.7
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 13,415 0.3 22,939 0.4 9,524 71.0
  Some other race 677,392 13.2 455,685 7.0 -221,707 -32.7
Hispanic 1,295,617 25.3 1,949,295 30.1 653,678 50.5

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 1,901,327 (2000) to 2,356,055 (2011) -- a change of 454,728 ( 23.92%). The number of families increased from 1,287,367 (2000) to 1,543,923 (2011) -- a change of 256,556 ( 19.93%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 1,901,327 100.0 2,356,055 100.0 454,728 23.9
  Family households (families) 1,287,367 67.7 1,543,923 65.5 256,556 19.9
    Married-couple family 986,303 51.9 1,110,350 47.1 124,047 12.6
  Nonfamily households 613,960 32.3 812,132 34.5 198,172 32.3
    Householder living alone 472,006 24.8 650,612 27.6 178,606 37.8
      Householder 65 years and over 162,822 8.6 224,514 9.5 61,692 37.9

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 791,904 (2000) to 1,036,587 (2011) -- a change of 244,683 ( 30.90%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 3,256,184 100.0 4,211,223 100.0 955,039 29.3
  Less than 9th grade 254,696 7.8 261,654 6.2 6,958 2.7
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 364,851 11.2 340,443 8.1 -24,408 -6.7
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 791,904 24.3 1,036,587 24.6 244,683 30.9
  Some college, no degree 859,165 26.4 1,105,144 26.2 245,979 28.6
  Associate's degree 219,356 6.7 348,197 8.3 128,841 58.7
  Bachelor's degree 493,419 15.2 719,546 17.1 226,127 45.8
  Graduate or professional degree 272,793 8.4 399,652 9.5 126,859 46.5
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 81.0... 85.7 4.7 5.8
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 23.5... 26.6 3.1 13.2

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 1,401,840 (2000) to 1,751,916 (2011) -- a change of 350,076 ( 24.97%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 1,401,840 100.0 1,751,916 100.0 350,076 25.0
  Nursery school, preschool 81,923 5.8 81,638 4.7 -285 -0.3
  Kindergarten 77,930 5.6 83,383 4.8 5,453 7.0
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 624,766 44.6 728,593 41.6 103,827 16.6
  High school (grades 9-12) 286,122 20.4 363,517 20.7 77,395 27.0
  College or graduate school 331,099 23.6 494,785 28.2 163,686 49.4

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 539,937 (2000) to 561,924 (2011) -- a change of 21,987 ( 4.07%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 4,752,724 100.0 6,034,541 100.0 1,281,817 27.0
  English only 3,523,487 74.1 4,404,688 73.0 881,201 25.0
  Language other than English 1,229,237 25.9 1,629,853 27.0 400,616 32.6
    Speak English less than "very well" 539,937 11.4 561,924 9.3 21,987 4.1
  Spanish 927,395 19.5 1,242,875 20.6 315,480 34.0
    Speak English less than "very well" 435,186 9.2 443,760 7.4 8,574 2.0
  Other Indo-European languages 102,004 2.1 122,421 2.0 20,417 20.0
    Speak English less than "very well" 26,527 0.6 26,379 0.4 -148 -0.6
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 62,204 1.3 116,346 1.9 54,142 87.0
    Speak English less than "very well" 28,280 0.6 51,512 0.9 23,232 82.1

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 2,233,004 (2000) to 2,687,991 (2011) -- a change of 454,987 ( 20.38%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 3,907,229 100.0 5,044,259 100.0 1,137,030 29.1
  In labor force 2,387,139 61.1 3,040,762 60.3 653,623 27.4
    Civilian labor force 2,366,372 60.6 3,025,208 60.0 658,836 27.8
      Employed 2,233,004 57.2 2,687,991 53.3 454,987 20.4
      Unemployed 133,368 3.4 337,217 6.7 203,849 152.8
      Percent of civilian labor force... 5.6... 11.1 5.5 98.2
    Armed Forces 20,767 0.5 15,554 0.3 -5,213 -25.1
  Not in labor force 1,520,090 38.9 2,003,497 39.7 483,407 31.8

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 2,233,004 100.0 2,687,991 100.0 454,987 20.4
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 32,676 1.5 45,569 1.7 12,893 39.5
  Construction 193,464 8.7 175,081 6.5 -18,383 -9.5
  Manufacturing 228,590 10.2 200,479 7.5 -28,111 -12.3
  Wholesale trade 73,441 3.3 69,141 2.6 -4,300 -5.9
  Retail trade 273,864 12.3 321,736 12.0 47,872 17.5
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 111,186 5.0 134,061 5.0 22,875 20.6
  Information 62,577 2.8 48,722 1.8 -13,855 -22.1
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 175,311 7.9 223,329 8.3 48,018 27.4
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 229,660 10.3 313,520 11.7 83,860 36.5
  Educational, health and social services 402,183 18.0 577,605 21.5 175,422 43.6
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 225,129 10.1 283,691 10.6 58,562 26.0
  Other services (except public administration) 103,305 4.6 134,171 5.0 30,866 29.9
  Public administration 121,618 5.4 160,886 6.0 39,268 32.3

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 3,016,601 (May 2012) to 3,011,141 (Oct 2012) -- a change of -5,460 ( -0.2%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force3,016,6013,014,6843,005,6013,003,1373,006,8313,011,141
  Employed2,769,5122,768,3542,756,6982,753,3452,761,6812,767,501
  Unemployed247,089246,330248,903249,792245,150243,640
  Unemployment rate 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.2 8.1

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 24.9 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 2,210,395). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 24.8 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 2,650,164).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 55.73% ( 2,648,817) of the population 5 years and over ( 4,752,724) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 20.22% ( 1,294,805) of the population 1 year and over ( 6,402,301) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $40,558 (2000) to $46,709 (2011) -- a change of $6,151 ( 15.17%). The per capita income increased from $20,275 (2000) to $23,793 (2011) -- a change of $3,518 ( 17.35%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $48,108 (2010) to $46,709 (2011) -- a change of ($1,399) ( -2.91%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.455 (2010) to 0.460 (2011) -- a change of 0.005 ( 1.099%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 1,901,625 100.0 2,356,055 100.0 454,430 23.9
  Less than $10,000 163,221 8.6 199,310 8.5 36,089 22.1
  $10,000 to $14,999 120,770 6.4 133,717 5.7 12,947 10.7
  $15,000 to $24,999 264,392 13.9 288,674 12.3 24,282 9.2
  $25,000 to $34,999 265,645 14.0 269,103 11.4 3,458 1.3
  $35,000 to $49,999 332,857 17.5 354,311 15.0 21,454 6.4
  $50,000 to $74,999 365,024 19.2 434,076 18.4 69,052 18.9
  $75,000 to $99,999 184,026 9.7 263,676 11.2 79,650 43.3
  $100,000 to $149,999 131,068 6.9 256,841 10.9 125,773 96.0
  $150,000 to $199,999 35,926 1.9 84,334 3.6 48,408 134.7
  $200,000 or more 38,696 2.0 72,013 3.1 33,317 86.1
  Median household income (dollars) 40,558... 46,709... 6,151 15.2
  Median family income (dollars) 46,723... 55,328... 8,605 18.4
  Per capita income (dollars) 20,275... 23,793... 3,518 17.4

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $227,028M (2011Q2) to $235,121M (2012Q2) -- a change of $8,093M ( 3.6%). Per capita personal income increased from $35,397 (2011Q2) to $36,270 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,637 ( 4.6%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 225,600227,028227,350229,168232,019235,121
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 224,543225,986226,317228,104231,094234,202
  Farm income 10.2/ 1,0581,0421,0321,064925919
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 157,606158,485158,960160,716162,444164,205
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 15,76215,80815,80615,96516,18916,332
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 7,4087,4407,4387,5267,5767,644
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 8,3548,3678,3688,4398,6138,688
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ 760767770752783788
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 142,605143,444143,924145,503147,038148,661
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 35,34135,96336,05236,24036,72637,611
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 47,65547,62147,37447,42548,25448,849
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 113,080113,636113,924115,199116,710117,952
Supplements to wages and salaries 26,75826,92527,04527,41027,55827,808
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 18,40418,55818,67718,97118,94619,119
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 8,3548,3678,3688,4398,6138,688
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 17,76817,92317,99118,10718,17518,446
  Farm proprietors' income 614597587618430485
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 17,15417,32617,40417,48917,74617,960
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 35,17535,39735,44735,73135,79236,270

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 9.90 (2000) to 14.10 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 13.91 (2000) to 19.00 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 6,378,280) with health insurance was 5,283,270. Of those with health insurance, 3,770,652 had private health insurance and 2,221,496 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 19.33% ( 902,252) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 4,667,187) had a disability. In 2011, 11.49% ( 732,730) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 6,378,280) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 2,189,189 (2000) to 2,864,360 (2011) -- a change of 675,171 ( 30.84%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 2,189,189 100.0 2,864,360 100.0 675,171 30.8
  Occupied housing units 1,901,327 86.9 2,356,055 82.3 454,728 23.9
    Owner-occupied housing units 1,293,556 59.1 1,501,528 52.4 207,972 16.1
    Renter-occupied housing units 607,771 27.8 854,527 29.8 246,756 40.6
  Vacant housing units 287,862 13.1 508,305 17.7 220,443 76.6

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $121,300 (2000) to $153,800 (2011) -- a change of $32,500 ( 26.79%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 1,293,556 100.0 1,501,528 100.0 207,972 16.1
  Less than $50,000 50,181 3.9 153,268 10.2 103,087 205.4
  $50,000 to $99,999 317,145 24.5 276,105 18.4 -41,040 -12.9
  $100,000 to $149,999 316,724 24.5 297,177 19.8 -19,547 -6.2
  $150,000 to $199,999 156,722 12.1 249,026 16.6 92,304 58.9
  $200,000 to $299,999 115,491 8.9 257,432 17.1 141,941 122.9
  $300,000 to $499,999 53,773 4.2 179,153 11.9 125,380 233.2
  $500,000 to $999,999 17,196 1.3 69,300 4.6 52,104 303.0
  $1,000,000 or more 4,871 0.4 20,067 1.3 15,196 312.0
Median value (dollars) 121,300... 153,800... 32,500 26.8

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $619 (2000) to $850 (2011) -- a change of $231 ( 37.32%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $1,039 (2000) to $1,365 (2011) -- a change of $326 ( 31.38%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 773,328 100.0 1,032,658 100.0 259,330 33.5
  Less than $300 4,286 0.6 2,986 0.3 -1,300 -30.3
  $300 to $499 33,410 4.3 19,525 1.9 -13,885 -41.6
  $500 to $699 93,950 12.1 54,392 5.3 -39,558 -42.1
  $700 to $999 229,940 29.7 173,953 16.8 -55,987 -24.3
  $1,000 to $1,499 262,470 33.9 358,473 34.7 96,003 36.6
  $1,500 to $1,999 91,445 11.8 211,427 20.5 119,982 131.2
  $2,000 or more 57,827 7.5 211,902 20.5 154,075 266.4
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 1,039... 1,365... 326 31.4
Housing units without a mortgage 258,775 33.5 468,870 100.0 210,095 81.2
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 268... 370... 102 38.1


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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