Nearly one out
of every seven adult males in Arizona is not a U.S. citizen.
released this week from the U.S. Census Bureau also show that nearly one in
five Arizona adults was born in another country. And two out of three
foreign-born residents of all ages came from Mexico. The
data reveal a host of other current information about Arizona and the people
who live here. Among the data:
There are more than three widows for every widower.
There are more than 1.7 million households with income from one or more
sources and more than 627,000 were receiving money from Social Security.
Another 417,500 had retirement income, with 520,000 getting at least some
money from interest, dividends or rental payments.
Six percent of Arizona households
The average family size is 3.3 people.
About one in three births last year were to women who are not married.
The average Arizonan with a mortgage spends $1,359 a month on housing
Nearly 7 percent of Arizonans spend an hour or more getting to work each
numbers are part of the American Community Survey, an effort by the Census
Bureau to look at more than just raw population numbers between the
population counts at the end of each decade. Some
of the figures relate directly to issues in the headlines, such as
Bureau workers only ask things such as place of birth and citizenship status
and do not inquire about whether anyone in a household is in this country
the survey results do show some patterns. ,
more than 15 percent of those living in Arizona and 18.2 percent of adults
were born in another country and not to U.S. parents. Two-thirds of them
came from Mexico. Of
that total, nearly one-third arrived in Arizona since the beginning of the
decade. And virtually all of those in this group are not U.S. citizens.
nearly 219,000 came in the prior decade, with only about 12 percent of
than 29 percent of Arizonans list themselves as Hispanic. But among those
ages 5 and up, fewer than 25 percent of Arizonans say they speak Spanish.
those who are foreign born, however, about 85 percent speak Spanish. And of
those, only about 157,000 say they also speak English very well. Arizonans
also appear to be a fairly mobile More
than one in five report they were not living in the same house a year
earlier. But twothirds of those said they had just moved from somewhere else
in the same county. On
the education front, 16 percent of those 25 and older had not graduated from
high school. Another 27 percent had a high school diploma or equivalent,
with 16 percent getting a bachelors degree and about 9 percent earning a
graduate or professional degree. More
education also equals more money. An Arizonan without a diploma made an
average $19,571 a year. That went up to more than $26,200 for a high school
graduate, about $43,800 for a baccalaureate degree holder and $53,498 for a