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The population of Arizona went from 5,166,697 to 6,553,255 from 2000 to 2012 for a total growth of 1,386,558. The population of the United States for that same time period went from 282,171,957 to 313,914,040 for a total population growth of 31,742,083. Arizona had a total percentage growth for those 12 years of 26.8 percent which was greater than the overall United States total percentage growth which was 11.2 over those same years. The trends of growth for both the United States and Arizona can be seen on the graph below. The graph which is logarithmic indicates that although the growth was faster for Arizona than the United States for the years 2000 to 2009 it was slower for the years 2009 to 2012. There was a dip in 2010 to the rate of population growth and Arizona actually experience a decline in the population from 2009 to 2010.
Population of Arizona and the United States Annually from 2000 to 2012
Territory
7/1/2012
7/1/2011
7/1/2010
7/1/2009
7/1/2008
7/1/2007
7/1/2006
7/1/2005
7/1/2004
7/1/2003
7/1/2002
7/1/2001
7/1/2000
United States
313,914,040
311,591,917
309,330,219
307,006,550
304,374,846
301,579,895
298,593,212
295,753,151
293,045,739
290,326,418
287,803,914
285,081,556
282,171,957
Arizona
6,553,255
6,482,505
6,413,158
6,595,778
6,499,377
6,362,241
6,192,100
5,974,834
5,759,425
5,591,206
5,452,108
5,304,417
5,166,697

Annual Estimates and data of the Resident Population for the United States and States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (NST-EST2009-01)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Release Date: December 2009
Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States and States: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 (NST-EST2011-01)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Release Date: December 2011

Graph of Arizona's population growth trend.

The race percentages for Arizona have changed some from 2000 to 2012. The percentage of the population of white only has decreased from 64.0 to 57.1. The percent of the black only population has only increased from 3.0 to 3.9. The percent of population of hispanic / mixed has increased from 25.4% to 30.2% and other/mixed races have increased from 7.6% to 8.9%.

Population by Race for Arizona
Race
1-Jul-00
% of Total
1-Jul-12
% of Total
White Only
3,303,962
64.0
3,739,038
57.1
Black Only
152,868
3.0
255,646
3.9
Hispanic* / Mixed
1,309,389
25.4
1,976,106
30.2
Other / Mixed Non-Hispanic
394,367
7.6
582,465
8.9
Total Races with Hispanic*
5,160,586**
100.00
6,553,255**
100.0

*Hispanics are technically not considered a race but rather an ethnicity.
**Note the slight difference of the population used in race chart from population chart above. Totals were taken from U.S. Census bureau and they had the discrepancy.

 

References:

Population Estimates, 2013, United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/popest/data/historical/2010s/index.html

List of U.S. states and territories by population, 2013, Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

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