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Arizona Almanac

The Arizona Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Arizona.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.
Arizona. A. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 672. Print.

Admitted to Union February 14, 1912
Capital Phoenix, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Grand Canyon State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Ditat Deus, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 114,006 square miles Rank among states 6th
Land area 113,642 square miles Rank among states 6th
Water area 364 square miles Rank among states 48th
Greatest distance East to West 337 miles
Greatest distance North to South 389 miles
Highest point 12,633 feet (Humphrey's Peak) Rank among states 12th
Lowest point 70 feet (Colorado River) Rank among states 26th
Mean elevation 4,100 feet Rank among states 7th
Highest recorded temperature 128 degrees on June 29, 1994 at Lake Havasu City
Lowest recorded temperature -40 degrees on Jan. 7, 1971 at Hawley Lake
Highest monthly average temperature 105 degrees Rank among states 1st
Lowest monthly average temperature 66.9 degrees Rank among states 49th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 13 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
5,130,632 Rank among states 20th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
45.15 Rank among states 36th
Ten largest cities by population
State capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Phoenix 1,321,045 6. Chandler 176,581
2. Tucson 486,699 7. Tempe 158,625
3. Mesa 396,375 8. Gilbert 109,697
4. Glendale 218,812 9. Peoria 108,364
5. Scottsdale 202,705 10. Yuma 77,515
Median age 32.2
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 74.30 Rank among states 20th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people(1992-1993) 7,431.7 Rank among states 3rd
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 715.0 Rank among states 19th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 6,716.7 Rank among states 3rd
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$24,988 Rank among states 37th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$21,446 Rank among states 38th
Median household income (1993) $30,510 Rank among states 28th

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The Great Arizona Almanac: Facts About Arizona

The Great Arizona Almanac: Facts About Arizona, edited by Dean Smith. 240 pages. Publisher: Westwiinds Press; 1st edition (October 5, 2000)

Are your feet planted in the Grand Canyon State? Whether you're a year-round resident, a snowbird, or just dallying on vacation, The Great Arizona Almanac: Facts About Arizona is an essential read. This comprehensive factbook holds the scoop on the history, geography, economy, and people of the State of Arizona. Did you know that Arizona is the nation's largest producer of copper? Or, that Tuscon was founded in 1775, the same year as Paul Revere's ride? It's all here in a fun, fact-filled book.

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