Arizona: Profile

Government 
Governor:Doug Ducey (R)
Treasurer:Jeff DeWit (R)
Senators:Jeff Flake (R)
John McCain (R)
Entered Union:February 14, 1912
U.S. Representatives:8
Area 
Total Area295,234 km2 / 113,990 mi2
Land Area294,207 km2 / 113,594 mi2
Water Area1,026 km2 / 396 mi2
Water Area Percentage0.35 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -7
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -6
Weather 
Record High Temperature128°F / 53°C , Lake Havasu City (July 5, 2007)
Record Low Temperature-40°F / -40°C , Hawley Lake (January 7, 1971)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$284 (2014)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$38,743 (2014)
Population 
Population6,482,505 (2011)
Under 19 Population1,819,641 / 28.5% (2010)
65 and older Population881,831 / 13.8% (2010)
Male Population3,175,823 / 49.7% (2010)
Female Population3,216,194 / 50.3% (2010)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 1,662,549 (2007)
Net International Immigration 26,997 (2009)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)14.1 per 1,000 (2009)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)18.6% (2013)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2012)
Phoenix 1,488,750
Tucson 524,295
Mesa 452,084
Employment 
Employment 2,633,200 (2015)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$800 (2015)
Unemployment Rate (%)6.9% (2014)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$4,270 (2013)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$3,434 (2013)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$3,710 (2012)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$37,895 (2014)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$41 (2014)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$52,507 (2013)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$1,682 (2011)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)86.1% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)27.6% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)10.3% (2014)
Largest Universities  
Arizona State University at Tempe
University of Arizona
Northern Arizona University
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)65,262 Miles (2012)
Gas Tax Rate (%)19% (2015)
Number of Public Airports 78 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
1G4Grand Canyon WestPeach Springs
GCNGrand Canyon National ParkGrand Canyon
IWAPhoenix-Mesa GatewayMesa
PHXPhoenix Sky HarborPhoenix
TUSTucson InternationalTucson
Ports 
Douglas
Lukeville
Naco
Nogales
Phoenix
San Luis
Sasabe
Scottsdale
Tuscon

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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