Arizona Indicators is an excellent resource for educating yourself and your colleagues regarding trends in Arizona. Below you will find one example on Arizona Indicators regarding poverty. Please visit www.arizonaindicators.org to see all of the data available.
21.2 – The percent of Arizonans living in poverty.
According to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 1.4 million Arizonans live in poverty. For a family of four, this means an annual household income of less than $21,954. The poverty rate for Arizona children is even more alarming. At 31.3%, Arizona is second only to Mississippi for the highest child poverty rate in the nation, a shameful distinction.