An increasing number of Arizonans are living in high-poverty neighborhoods, according to a new Census Bureau report.About one-quarter of Americans live in what the Census Bureau calls "poverty areas," and in Arizona, more than one-third of people live in such areas.
Back in 1990, Arizona had the 12th-largest share of immigrants in its population.More than two decades later, Arizona now has the 11th-largest share of immigrants among the 50 states, according to the Pew Research Center.
There's only one county in the nation that had a larger population growth last year than Maricopa County.Maricopa County's population grew by nearly 69,000 people last year, second only to Harris County, Texas, which is home to Houston.
Maps made by a Georgia Tech grad student show where the highest concentrations of people without health insurance live in America's biggest cities, including Phoenix.The maps are based on data collected from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, and the map of Phoenix isn't entirely surpris ... More >>
Arizona had the largest decrease of teenagers giving birth over the last few years than any other state, according to numbers released by the National Center for Health Statistics.That's important, since teenagers have a higher risk of low birthweight, premature birth, babies dying in infancy, passi ... More >>
Almost 13 percent of Arizona children are uninsured -- the third-highest rate in the nation, according to a new study by Georgetown University.Coming in at No. 1 was Nevada, with 16.2 percent of its kids uninsured, followed by Texas, with 13.2 percent.The study, conducted by the Georgetown Universit ... More >>
The Latino population has risen significantly in the United States in the past decade, but not just because of immigration. Actually, a higher birth rate among Hispanic women is now the dominant factor in the rise, according to a new study.The driving force for this surge: Mexican-Amer ... More >>
Bad news for nativists: the United States will become a "white minority" in about 30 years, according to a recent study of census data. But wait -- there's more bad news for racists living in Arizona: the Grand Canyon State is among 10 states where white children already are a minority. Accor ... More >>
callandresponse.comThe U.S. Census Bureau released Arizona's detailed population totals Thursday, revealing a 46.3-percent increase in the Hispanic population over the past decade. According to the Census Bureau press release (conveniently written in Spanish), nearly 600,000 more people id ... More >>
The results are in from the United States' once-a-decade national headcount and Arizona will be sending one more person to Congress thanks to a spike in the state's population over the last 10 years.According to census data, released this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau, Arizona's population ha ... More >>
www.learnspanishcds.comThe Census Bureau has been crunching the numbers and found that the number of American households where people speak a language other than English is growing faster than ever.And, as expected, Arizona's among the states with the largest percentage of households that speak a ... More >>
There's something particularly obscene about the fact that state Senator Russell Pearce's bigoted, anti-immigrant legislation SB 1070/HB 2632 will be heard today on the House floor, falling, as the date does, on St. Patrick's Day.Because before nativist hatemongers had Mexican immigrants to kick aro ... More >>
If preliminary numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau hold true, Arizona is set to pick up three congressional seats when the census is complete. And the, um, "vast right-wing conspiracy" wages on. According to the newest data, Arizona is one of six traditionally "red states" slated to get a bo ... More >>
www.paraorkut.comThe 2010 Census is set to bring thousands of much-needed jobs to the Valley. Vangent Inc., the company in charge of processing about 40 percent of the 2010 Census data, will be setting up shop in here and bringing about 3,000 jobs along with it.
www.tutor2u.netWith the current state of the United States economy being, well, horrifying, Mexican immigrants here are running for the border. A study released Wednesday by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that the number of Mexican's entering the United States illegally has d ... More >>
Outside groups leading the anti-immigration campaign in Arizona are trying to distance themselves from their own bigoted pasts.
New city database will help schools get a handle on kids' problems