The United States Census is a count of everyone residing in the United States: in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. All residents of the U.S. must be counted in the place that they live and sleep most of the year. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens.
2010 Census Local-Level Data
The U.S. Census Bureau released a detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in Arizona. This information provides a look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census.
The official 2010 Census Redistricting Data Summary File can be used to redraw federal, state and local legislative districts under Public Law 94-171. The census data is used by state officials to realign congressional and state legislative districts in their states, taking into account population shifts since the 2000 Census.
Data for Arizona show that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts are Phoenix, 1,445,632; Tucson, 520,116; Mesa, 439,041; Chandler, 236,123; and Glendale, 226,721. Phoenix grew by 9.4 percent since the 2000 Census. Tucson grew by 6.9 percent, Mesa grew by 10.8 percent, Chandler grew by 33.7 percent, and Glendale grew by 3.6 percent.
The largest county is Maricopa, with a population of 3,817,117. Its population grew by 24.2 percent since 2000. The other counties in the top five include Pima, with a population of 980,263 (increase of 16.2 percent); Pinal, 375,770 (increase of 109.1 percent); Yavapai, 211,033 (increase of 26.0 percent); and Mohave, 200,186 (increase of 29.1 percent).
American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Data
General data users, researchers, the business community, state and local governments, non-profit agencies, rural communities, American Indian communities and members of Congress are excited about this data, as it provides the first real snapshot since the 2000 Census of what has happened in our communities. The American Community Survey (ACS) data features demographics down to the neighborhood and census tract level. Sign up online to receive Census Bureau news.
Take time to visit the ACS website to learn how to access ACS data, identify data products, tables, and geographies. You will receive guidance on when to use 1-3 and 5-year estimates, and learn guidelines for comparing ACS data.