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January 31, 2008

Arizona Snapshot

Arizona in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot

About 64 percent of Arizona’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, the same as the national rate.

As one of the 24 states holding “Super Tuesday” presidential primary and caucus sites on Feb. 5, Arizona’s 2007 population of 6.3 million includes a lower percentage of the non-Hispanic white-alone population than the nation as a whole, and a percentage of Hispanics that is approximately double the national rate, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

These and other statistics about Arizona’s population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>

Highlights include the following:

Selected Characteristics Arizona U.S.
Median age 34.6 36.4
Women 50.0% 50.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 59.7% 66.4%
Black alone 3.8% 12.8%
Hispanic or Latino 29.2% 14.8%
Median household income $47,265 $48,451
Foreign born 15.1% 12.5%
Persons below poverty 14.2% 13.3%
Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+) 25.5% 27.0%
Median home value $236,500 $185,200

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).