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Arizona Population

Arizona (U.S. state abbreviation is 'AZ') is the south-western state of United States, borders Utah to the north, New Mexico to the east, Los Angeles to the west, Mexico to the south. Arizona population in 2020 is estimated to be 7.4 million, ranks on 14th populous state in United State. Its area is 113,990 sq miles (295,234 sq km) ranks 6th largest. The state capital is Phoenix, and other top cities of Arizona are Tucson, Mesa, Chandler and Glendale. Arizona name is originated from the Spanish word 'Arizonac', which mean "place of the young spring. The Hopi Indians of Arizona, who are native americans are noted for growing their multicolored corn. Grand Canyon National Park is in Arizona, is home to Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Shaped bridge with an beautiful view near Grand Canyon. Arizona's most abundant mineral is copper, there are 27 major copper mines in Arizona state.
Arizona Population - Celebrate First Nation People at Arizona Indian Festival
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Population of Arizona is projected to 7.29 million in 2019 as in 2018 the total population in AZ is 7.17 million with the growth change of 1.76.
YearPopulation% Change
2020*7,424,8051.77 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018

Arizona Population by Race & Groups

In Arizona state 64.4% belongs to White Americans, followed by 25.6% are Hispanic/Latino, 3.6% are African Americans, 3.7% are American Indian and Alaska Natives, 2.6% are Asians.
Asian population is 213,417 people in Arizona, out of these 51,370 are Asian Indians, 41,145 are Chinese, 39,921 are Filipionos, 9,938 are Japanese, 14,903 are Koreans and 29,256 are Vietnamese.
American Indian and Alaska Native are 300,182, 3,005 are Cherokee tribals, 913 are Chippewa tribals, 146,734 are Navajo tribal group and 1,836 are Sioux tribals. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders are 13,364, out of these 4,104 are Native Hawaiian, 2,515are Guamanian/Chamorro, 1,767 are Samoans.
2,103,523 belongs to Hispanic/Latino group, out of these 1,884,425 are Mexicans, 43,693 are Puerto Ricans, 14,702 are Cubans.

Total Population6,809,946Percent
Black or African American292,8314.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native300,1824.408%
Cherokee tribal grouping3,0050.044%
Chippewa tribal grouping9130.013%
Navajo tribal grouping146,7342.155%
Sioux tribal grouping1,8360.027%
Asian Population213,4173.13%
Asian Indian51,3700.75%
Other Asian Population26,881
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander13,3640.20%
Native Hawaiian4,1040.060%
Guamanian or Chamorro2,5150.037%
Other Pacific Islander4,978
Some other race474,583
Hispanic or Latino2,103,52330.89%
Puerto Rican43,6930.64%
Other Hispanic or Latino160,703

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Arizona

7Gilbert town248,279

Population Pyramid

Source: 2017 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Languages spoken in AZ

In Arizona, English is the official language and 73% speak English natively at home, followed by 20.5% Spanish language, 1.9% are European languages and 2% are Asian languages.
Out of 128,450 Asian language speakers, 11,436 Hindi, 3,942 Gujarati, 2,304 Urdu, 2,687 Punjabi, 2,461 Bengali, 5,151 Nepali/Marathi, 4,740 speak Telugu language, 5,238 Tamil, 3.376 Malayalam/Kannada speakers.
Statistics of Mid and East Asia, 31,733 speak Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, 7,013 Japanese, 9,852 Korean, 104 Hmong, 23,423 Vietnamese, 1,824 Khmer, 4,441 Thai/Lao/Tai-Kadai, 24,419 are Tagalog speakers.
Statistics of Middle east languages, 24,275 are Arabic, 2,540 Hebrew. Regarding African language speakers, 9,283 speak Amharic/Somali, 3,856 Yoruba/Twi/Igbo, 6,124 are Swahili speakers at home.
Speak only English4,654,60273.01
Spanish Language1,308,29320.52
European Language123,7731.94
Asian Languages128,4502.01
Other Languages160,0712.51
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)


Arizona state Education levels of High school, College as below table.

Population 18 to 24 years671345348038323307
Less than high school graduate1110766389147185
High school graduate (includes equivalency)21498712025094737
Some college or associates degree294639142818151821
Bachelors degree or higher506432107929564
Population 25 years and over451617522100062306169
Less than 9th grade267198133702133496
9th to 12th grade, no diploma342451177893164558
High school graduate (includes equivalency)1091339539442551897
Some college, no degree1143553546792596761
Associates degree386977176119210858
Bachelors degree802435393357409078
Graduate or professional degree482222242701239521
High school graduate or higher268247913044021378077
Bachelors degree or higher988880497697491183
Black or African1787889269986089
High school graduate or higher1589258206976856
Bachelors degree or higher421682102721141
American Indian or Alaska Native alone1716078102390584
High school graduate or higher1320516149270559
Bachelors degree or higher17734718510549
High school graduate or higher1287805970669074
Bachelors degree or higher799313899540936
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander856048393721
High school graduate or higher758741783409
Bachelors degree or higher1571882689
Hispanic or Latino Origin1121876555590566286
High school graduate or higher756097366172389925
Bachelors degree or higher1361246164374481
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Population as per disability statistics as on 2017 as below.

Total civilian non-institutionalized population854637
Black or African American34415
American Indian and Alaska Native alone40613
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1143
Some other race42875
With a hearing difficulty269434
With a vision difficulty164712
With a cognitive difficulty303999
With an ambulatory difficulty443033
With a self-care difficulty156624
With an independent living difficulty284001

Counties of Arizona

Arizona state is divided into 15 counties, Maricopa is the largest county with 4.4 million inhabitants, followed by Pima with 1 million, pinal with 447,138 and Yavapai with 231,993 people.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Apache County71,54571,8180.41010
Cochise County124,990126,7701.488
Coconino County141,107142,8541.277
Gila County53,62953,8890.51111
Graham County37,50138,0721.51313
Greenlee County9,4689,4830.21515
La Paz County20,73521,0981.81414
Maricopa County4,329,5804,410,8241.911
Mohave County207,114209,5501.266
Navajo County109,144110,4451.299
Pima County1,027,5021,039,0731.122
Pinal County432,114447,1383.533
Santa Cruz County46,63646,511-0.31212
Yavapai County228,055231,9931.744
Yuma County209,756212,1281.155


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