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Arizona Demographics and Trends

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Blog by Doug Ingersoll | November 25th, 2014

Recent notes from a Bill Gray continuing eduction class.

10,000 people a day turn 65 years of age in the US.

The current population of Arizona is 6.6 million. Population growth is only expected to be 1.5% to 2% in 2014. Need more. The median age of Arizonans is 35.9 which is going up as it was 34 in the year 2000. 51% female and 49% male. Most Arizonans come from California by a huge margin. Family size in 1950 was 3.37 and in 2013 it was 2.54. Households with one person: in 1960 it was 13.1% and in 2013 it was 27.4%.

A college graduate had average student debt of $35,051 in 2014.

And what about the Millenials? Those who are 18 to 34 years of age. Car? No. Landline? No. "Renting -not owning" - want an urban lifestyle. Getting married later if at all. Casual look. Green lifestyle. They share tons of personal information. Convenience foods. Oranges are down as they take to long to eat. Bananas way up as they are faster.

Arizona Demographics:
Persons under 5 years: 6.5%
Persons under 18 years: 24.4%
Persons 65 years and over: 15%
Households renter-occupied:  34%
Births 2014 through June: 41,000
Deaths 2014 through June: 25,500
Divorces 2014 through June: 15,000
Marriages 2014 through June: 22,000