ARIZONA NEWS

Arizona among fastest-growing states, according to US Census Bureau

Dec 20, 2018, 1:00 PM
(Pixabay Photo)...
(Pixabay Photo)
(Pixabay Photo)

PHOENIX – Any way you count it, Arizona is one of the fastest-growing states in the country.

It was the only state ranked among the top four in population growth by both amount and percentage over the last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Wednesday.

The Grand Canyon State’s population grew by 122,770 people between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, an increase of 1.7 percent. Both of those figures ranked fourth nationally.

The total population in Arizona increased from 7,048,876 to 7,171,646 in that span.

Only Texas (379,128), Florida (322,513) and California (157,696) had larger growth than Arizona by amount, and only Nevada (2.1 percent), Idaho (2.1) and Utah (1.9) grew faster by percentage.

“With our high quality of life, growing economy and abundance of new jobs, and some of the best schools in the nation, Arizona continues to prove itself as an unbeatable place to live, raise a family and retire,” Gov. Doug Ducey said in a press release.

Most of the state’s growth was the result of newcomers.

Arizona welcomed 97,575 residents who moved in, 83,240 from other U.S. states or territories and 14,355 from outside the country.

Florida was the only state with a higher number of newcomers (132,602) from within the U.S.

“In the game of states, people vote with their feet, and Arizona is winning,” Ducey said.

The rest of the growth, 24,744 people, was the natural increase derived from the difference between births and deaths.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Arizona Secretary of State Latie Hobbs, left, the Democratic nominee for governor, and Kris Mayes, ...
Associated Press

GOP quiet as Arizona Democrats condemn abortion ruling

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats vowed Saturday to fight for women’s rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances, looking to capitalize on an issue they hope will have a major impact on the midterm elections. Republican candidates were silent a day after […]
19 hours ago
(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

Gilbert Oktoberfest set for Oct. 15 at Gilbert Regional Park

An oompah band will welcome visitors to Gilbert Regional Park for this year's Gilbert Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 15.
19 hours ago
Pamphlets are seen on the counter at the Planned Parenthood Central Phoenix Health Center in Phoeni...
KTAR.com

Planned Parenthood launches $1.5M electoral campaign in Arizona

Planned Parenthood Votes launched a $1.5 million statewide electoral program in Arizona for the upcoming midterms.
19 hours ago
(Arizona Department of Transportation)...
KTAR.com

Sunset Point Rest Area north of Phoenix on I-17 to close for renovations

The next phase of the Sunset Point Rest Area renovation starts Wednesday, when the facility will be closed to most vehicles until next year.
19 hours ago
(Pipistrel Aircraft Photo)...
KTAR.com

Mesa Airlines invests in planes for pilot development program

Mesa Airlines announced Thursday an investment of 29 planes for its pilot development program aimed at shrinking the shortage gap.
19 hours ago
(Twitter Photo / @PhoenixParks)...
Alex Weiner

Echo Canyon Trailhead at Camelback Mountain to close Monday for nearby roadwork

The popular Echo Canyon Trailhead at Camelback Mountain will be closed to the public Monday due to a repaving project in the area.
19 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Sanderson Ford

Don’t let rising fuel prices stop you from traveling Arizona this summer

There's no better time to get out on the open road and see what the beautiful state of Arizona has to offer. But if the cost of gas is putting a cloud over your summer vacation plans, let Sanderson Ford help with their wide-range selection of electric vehicles.
...
Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Why your student-athlete’s physical should be conducted by a sports medicine specialist

Dr. Anastasi from Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Tempe answers some of the most common questions.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Most plumbing problems can be fixed with regular maintenance

Instead of waiting for a problem to happen, experts suggest getting a head start on your plumbing maintenance.
Arizona among fastest-growing states, according to US Census Bureau