Population of Arizona 2021

Population

In Arizona, there are 6,392,017 people (as of Census 2010), of which 76.9% White, 4.5% Native American, 3.4% black or African American and 2.3% Asian Americans. 29.2% describe themselves as Hispanics or Latinos regardless of race.

Ancestry

The most common ancestry of the population of Arizona in 2009 were Mexican (27.4%), German (16%), Irish (10.8%), English (10.1%) and Italian (4.6%). In particular, the southern and central districts are mainly Mexican, while the northern districts are largely populated by descendants of British immigrants and the northeast has the largest proportion of Indian residents.

Since 2003, the Hispanic (Latin American) population has given birth to more children than the non-Hispanic population, and it is expected that Latin Americans will make up the majority of the population by 2035.

Religion

Four fifths of the population of Arizona describe themselves as Christian, with Catholics and Protestants strongly represented and Mormons also have a not insignificant proportion.

The religious communities with the largest membership in 2000 were the Catholic Church with 974,883, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with 251,974 and the Southern Baptist Convention with 138,516 followers.

Top Counties by Population in Arizona

Rank County Name Population Population Density (per kmĀ²)
1 Maricopa County 4,485,425 187.75
2 Pima County 1,047,290 44.01
3 Pinal County 462,800 33.25
4 Yavapai County 235,110 11.17
5 Yuma County 213,798 14.96
6 Mohave County 212,192 6.08
7 Coconino County 143,487 2.97
8 Cochise County 125,933 7.82
9 Navajo County 110,935 4.30
10 Apache County 71,898 2.47
11 Gila County 54,029 4.35
12 Santa Cruz County 46,509 14.51
13 Graham County 38,848 3.23
14 La Paz County 21,119 1.81
15 Greenlee County 9,509 1.99

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