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Sitemap to all pages covering the state of Arizona. Unless otherwise noted, all photographs taken by Alex Nitzman, Andy Field and Kevin Trinkle. Many thanks to Joe Lockhart, Casey Cooper, Tyson Hugie, Thomas Gunther, David Wilson, Kenyon Schuett, Mike Ballard, and Steve Hanudel for assisting with the phototaking and driving throughout the Grand Canyon State!

Population Statistics

State Population
Top County Populations
Maricopa 3,072,149 Pima 843,746 Pinal 179,727
Yavapai 167,517 Yuma 160,026 Mohave 155,032
Top City Populations
Phoenix 1,321,045 Tucson 486,699 Mesa 396,375
Glendale 218,812 Scottsdale 202,705 Chandler 176,581
Tempe 158,625 Gilbert (town) 109,697 Peoria 108,364
Source: 2000 U.S. Census Data

Other Statistics

  • Capital: Phoenix
  • Nickname: Grand Canyon State
  • Arizona is historically known for the five "C's":
    • Cattle - ranching is a significant part of Arizona's agricultural industry
    • Citrus - oranges, limes, lemons, and grapefruits are commonly grown in the warmer southern and central parts of the state
    • Climate - abundant sunshine makes for moderate winters and hot summers
    • Copper - significant mining commodity, especially in southeastern Arizona
    • Cotton - this is another major crop of the Grand Canyon State
  • Area: 113,998.30 square miles or 295,260 square kilometers, 6th largest
  • Statehood: 48th state; admitted February 14, 1912
  • Total Interstate Mileage: 1,168.64 miles
  • Highest Point: Humphreys Peak (north of Flagstaff), 12,633 Feet above Sea Level

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