Information About Arizona

The total estimated population is 5,130,632. Density is very low at 45 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 4,984,106; Black: 3,873,611; Two or More Races: 596,774; Asian: 255,879; American Indian: 158,873; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 92,236; Other Race: 6,733; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 5,130,632 (100%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 0 (0%)

There are 656,183 foreign born residents, of which 29.6% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 436,022; Canada: 26,323; Germany: 15,868; United Kingdom: 14,655; Philippines: 11,916; Vietnam: 10,127; India: 9,134; U.S. Born: This State: 1,779,492; Midwest: 1,001,732; West: 786,541; Northeast: 427,445; South: 423,557;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Arizona Most Common US Birthplaces in Arizona

The sex distribution is 50% male and 50% female. The median age is 34 years.

Age Distribution

There are 301,064 married couples with children and 218,562 single-parent households (7,781 men, 210,781 women).

The median household income is $40,558 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Arizona: $40,558;

14% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Arizona: 14%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 1,624,532; Government: 339,554; Self-employed: 140,014; Unpaid family work: 9,306; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 730,001; Sales and office: 636,970; Professional and related: 432,978; Office and administrative support: 363,995; Service: 362,547; Management, business, and financial operations: 297,023;

Work Types in Arizona Common Occupations in Arizona

The average commute time is 26 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 1,638,752; Car or truck (carpooled): 340,447; Worked at home: 81,158; Walked: 58,015; Public transportation: 41,105; Bicycle: 22,209; Motorcycle: 8,569;

Transportation to work methods in Arizona

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Arizona.

There are 2,189,189 housing units, of which 1,375,489 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 1,293,556; Renter: 607,771; Vacant: 287,862; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 969,228; Not Mortgaged: 324,328;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Arizona

The median single family home value is $121,300.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Arizona: $1,039;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Arizona: $538;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 48,794; 1940 to 1949: 51,192; 1950 to 1959: 159,653; 1960 to 1969: 231,071; 1970 to 1979: 517,059; 1980 to 1989: 540,122; 1990 to 1994: 230,230; 1995 to 1998: 299,679; 1999 to March 2000: 111,389;

1.8% of homes lack plumbing and 3.7% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Electricity: 1,033,095; Utility Gas: 712,868; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 98,536; Wood: 39,842;