Arizona population growth among highest in the country over last year

December 20, 2012

Arizona’s population was one of the fastest growing in the country over the last year, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. The new report also shows the south and west saw the biggest jumps in population over that time. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.

MARK BRODIE: Between July first of last year, and July first of this year, Arizona’s population grew one point three percent. That’s an increase of close to 86,000 residents, and was the eighth biggest jump in terms of percentage - behind Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, the District of Columbia and North Dakota. As of July first of this year, the Census Bureau estimates Arizona’s population at about 6.5 million people - that makes Arizona the 15th most populous state in the country. Looking back a year farther, between July first 2010 and July first of this year, Arizona’s population grew by two and a half percent…or more than 161,000 people.

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