Arizona Demographics

An understanding of Arizona demographics is important to planning at Arizona State University and to economic development in Arizona.

October 2021
Discusses 2020 census counts and the change between the 2010 and 2020 decennial censuses for the nation, states, metro areas, and Arizona counties and places. Population growth in Arizona during the 2010s was less than in each of the four prior decades.
January 2020
Provides a demographic profile of the Latino population in the United States and in Arizona, based primarily on the 2018 American Community Survey; examines demographic changes between 2010 and 2018; and simulates the economic impact of raising the educational attainment of Latinos. The rate of increase in the Latino population has been less since 2007 than during the 1990s and early 2000s.
August 2018
Examines several topics related to immigration, such as restrictions on legal immigration, deportations, border security, and the relationship between unauthorized immigration and crime. Despite the recent leveling-off of the number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States, the issue of heightened immigration enforcement has come to the forefront of the political arena.
May 2016
Summarizes migration data from three sources: the Internal Revenue Service, the American Community Survey, and the University of Wisconsin. Net migration to Arizona—particularly resulting from immigration from other countries—was unusually strong from the early 1990s through mid-2000s, but has been below the historical norm since then.
November 2011
Discusses the results of the 2010 decennial census for Arizona, with comparisons to the nation and other states, and for Arizona counties and places. Changes between 2000 and 2010 are included.