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Arizona 110th Anniversary of Statehood (1912): February 14, 2022

Press Release Number CB22-SFS.20

From the Guide to 2010 State and Local Census Geography – Arizona – History:  

The United States acquired most of the area of Arizona from Mexico in 1848. The United States acquired additional area, comprising the southern part of Arizona, from Mexico in 1853 as part of the Gadsden Purchase. Arizona Territory was organized from the western part of New Mexico Territory on February 24, 1863. Part of Arizona Territory north and west of the Colorado River was added to the state of Nevada in 1866, resulting in generally the same boundary as the present state of Arizona.

Although the territory had not yet been legally established, census data are available for Arizona beginning with the 1860 census. For an explanation of the revision to the 1860 population of Arizona, see Richard L. Forstall, Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996, page 14.

Data for the legally established state of Arizona are available beginning with the 1920 census.

Key Stats

From QuickFacts: statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (Annual Estimates of the Resident Population).

Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.

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From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

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Source: Monthly State Retail Sales (Select Arizona).

From Census Bureau History:   

From the Statistics in Schools (SIS) program:

Note: The Arizona page is cropped at the bottom. Click on the image above to go to the “State Facts for Students” main page. Then, use the drop down to select “Arizona” or click “AZ” on the map for the full page for Arizona.

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