Arizona At a Glance
With over 6,731,484 citizens, Arizona has the 15th highest population of any state in the union. This represents just over 2.1% of the U.S. population. The median income in Arizona is relatively low at $64,434, and the median age of the population is slightly below the national average at 35.9 years old.
Alaska borders five other U.S. states as well as Mexico. The capital, Phoenix, is the nation’s most populous state capital, and the only capital with over one million residents. Arizona currently holds 9 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Arizona Jobs & Economy
Mining plays a large role in the Arizona economy, with mining machine operators being a popular occupation. Other jobs well represented in Arizona include plasterers and stucco masons and agricultural workers.
Arizona Unemployment Rate
As of January 2015, Arizona’s unemployment rate was 6.7%, more than a point higher than the national average.