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State Demographics Data - AZ

Arizona

Demographics & Social
2012
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 875,927
% Foreign Born 13.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 33.5%
% change: 1990-2000 135.9%
Race (%)  
One race 98.0%
White
64.4%
Black or African American
2.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.5%
Asian
14.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.2%
Other race
15.8%
Two or more races 2.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 560,479
% Latino 64.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 5.8%
18-64 79.9%
65 and older 13.7%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

42.6
Gender (% female) 52.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.0%
Married 59.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 16.6%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 5,677,328
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 26.9%
% change: 1990-2000 32.1%
Race (%)  
One race 97.0%
White 81.0%
Black or African American 4.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 5.0%
Asian 1.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.2%
Other race 5.0%
Two or more races 3.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 1,415,625
% Latino 24.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.6%
5-17 19.9%
18-64 57.5%
65 and older 15.0%
Median Age 34.6
Gender (% female) 49.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 34.4%
Married 44.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.7%
Foreign Born
Number 656,183
% Foreign Born 12.8%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 4,474,449
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Foreign Born
Number 278,205
% Foreign Born 7.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 3,387,023
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

875,927
Born in Africa 20,789
Born in Asia 153,398
Born in Europe 82,170
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 570,172
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 44,248
Born in Oceania 5,150
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 India
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

875,927
Europe 82,170
Northern Europe 22,965
United Kingdom
17,515
Ireland
2,838
Other Northern Europe
2,612
Western Europe 20,711
France
2,116
Germany
14,552
Other Western Europe
4,043
Southern Europe 6,688
Italy
3,861
Portugal
350
Other Southern Europe
2,477
Eastern Europe 31,725
Poland
6,137
Russia
3,872
Other Eastern Europe
21,716
Other Europe (no country specified) 81
Asia 153,398
Eastern Asia 37,685
China
20,764

China, excluding Taiwan

17,512

Taiwan

3,252
Japan
4,988
Korea
11,933
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 43,683
India
29,590
Iran
6,169
Other South Central Asia
7,924
Southeastern Asia 53,839
Philippines
25,067
Vietnam
17,803
Other Southeastern Asia
10,969
Western Asia 17,835
Israel
2,044
Lebanon
1,864
Other Western Asia
13,927
Other Asia (no country specified) 356
Africa 20,789
Eastern Africa 7,289
Northern Africa
4,151
Western Africa
4,882
Middle and Southern Africa
3,291
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,176
Oceania 5,150
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,440
Oceania (no country specified) 2,710
Americas 614,420
Latin America 570,172
Caribbean
12,089

Cuba

6,568

Jamaica

1,501

Other Caribbean

4,020
Central America
543,726

Mexico

514,647

El Salvador

11,913

Other Central America

17,166
South America
14,357

Brazil

2,925

Colombia

3,283

Other South America

8,149
Northern America 44,248
Canada
44,133
Other Northern America
115
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 335,174
1990-1999 239,358
2000-2009 242,630
Since 2010 58,765
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 2.4%
Born in Asia 17.5%
Born in Europe 9.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 65.1%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 5.1%
Born in Oceania 0.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 58.8%
Country #2 5.0%
Country #3 3.4%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.4%
Northern Europe 2.6%
United Kingdom 2.0%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 2.4%
France 0.2%
Germany 1.7%
Other Western Europe 0.5%
Southern Europe 0.8%
Italy 0.4%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 3.6%
Poland 0.7%
Russia 0.4%
Other Eastern Europe 2.5%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 17.5%
Eastern Asia 4.3%
China 2.4%
China, excluding Taiwan 2.0%
Taiwan 0.4%
Japan 0.6%
Korea 1.4%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 5.0%
India 3.4%
Iran 0.7%
Other South Central Asia 0.9%
Southeastern Asia 6.1%
Philippines 2.9%
Vietnam 2.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.3%
Western Asia 2.0%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 1.6%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 2.4%
Eastern Africa 0.8%
Northern Africa 0.5%
Western Africa 0.6%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 0.6%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.3%
Americas 70.1%
Latin America 65.1%
Caribbean 1.4%
Cuba 0.7%
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean 0.5%
Central America 62.1%
Mexico 58.8%
El Salvador 1.4%
Other Central America 2.0%
South America 1.6%
Brazil 0.3%
Colombia 0.4%
Other South America 0.9%
Northern America 5.1%
Canada 5.0%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 38.3%
1980-1989 27.3%
1990-1999 27.7%
Since 2000 6.7%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 656,183
Born in Africa 8,475
Born in Asia 77,450
Born in Europe 71,674
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 469,033
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 26,395
Cat28 3,156
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.3%
Born in Asia 11.8%
Born in Europe 10.9%
Born in Latin America 71.5%
Born in Northern America 4.0%
Born in Oceania 0.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 66.4%
Country #2 4.0%
Country #3 2.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 266,338
Born in Africa 2,917
Born in Asia 35,921
Born in Europe 47,053
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 162,530
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 16,555
Cat21 1,362
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.1%
Born in Asia 13.5%
Born in Europe 17.7%
Born in Latin America 61.0%
Born in Northern America 6.2%
Born in Oceania 0.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 54.8%
Country #2 5.6%
Country #3 4.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 875,927
Naturalized citizens 344,372
Noncitizens 531,555
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 344,372
Before 1980 53,441
1980-1989 46,392
1990-1999 73,219
2000-2009 133,349
Since 2010 37,971
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 39.3%
Noncitizens 60.7%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 15.5%
1980-1989 13.5%
1990-1999 21.3%
2000-2009 38.7%
Since 2010 11.0%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 656,183
Naturalized citizens 193,944
Noncitizens 462,239
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 29.6%
Noncitizens 70.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 278,205
Naturalized citizens 108,878
Noncitizens 169,327
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 39.1%
Noncitizens 60.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 278,962
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 20,751
% married among women who gave birth
73.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
26.8%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,256,954
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 68,921
% married among women who gave birth 57.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 42.5%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
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Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.4
Average family size 3.88
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.55
Average family size 3.17
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 1,531,641
Only native parent(s)
1,088,495
One or more foreign-born parents
443,146

Child is native

394,229

Child is foreign born

48,917
Children under age 6 with 506,765
Only native parent(s)
367,190
One or more foreign-born parents
139,575

Child is native

134,609

Child is foreign born

4,966
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,024,876
Only native parent(s)
721,305
One or more foreign-born parents
303,571

Child is native

259,620

Child is foreign born

43,951
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

784,034
Only native parents 483,450
One or more foreign-born parents 300,584
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 71.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 28.9%
Child is native 25.7%
Child is foreign born 3.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 72.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.5%
Child is native 26.6%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 70.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 29.6%
Child is native 25.3%
Child is foreign born 4.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 61.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 38.3%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 1,285,892
Only native parent(s) 952,633
One or more foreign-born parents 333,259
Child is native 253,839
Child is foreign born 79,420
Children under age 6 with 429,405
Only native parent(s) 310,949
One or more foreign-born parents 118,456
Child is native 104,222
Child is foreign born 14,234
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 856,487
Only native parent(s) 641,684
One or more foreign-born parents 214,803
Child is native 149,617
Child is foreign born 65,186
Children in Low-Income Families* 555,239
Only native parents 344,855
One or more foreign-born parents 210,384
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 74.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.9%
Child is native 19.7%
Child is foreign born 6.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 72.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.6%
Child is native 24.3%
Child is foreign born 3.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 74.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.1%
Child is native 17.5%
Child is foreign born 7.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 62.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 37.9%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 938,137
Only native parent(s) 791,052
One or more foreign-born parents 147,085
Child is native 115,512
Child is foreign born 31,573
Children under age 6 with 337,743
Only native parent(s) 287,212
One or more foreign-born parents 50,531
Child is native 43,930
Child is foreign born 6,601
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 600,394
Only native parent(s) 503,840
One or more foreign-born parents 96,554
Child is native 71,582
Child is foreign born 24,972
Children in Low-Income Families* 425,843
Only native parents 329,903
One or more foreign-born parents 95,940
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.7%
Child is native 12.3%
Child is foreign born 3.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.0%
Child is native 13.0%
Child is foreign born 2.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.1%
Child is native 11.9%
Child is foreign born 4.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 77.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.5%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS. 
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.