The 1960 Arizona census records report was another that held great news for the state's people. The population had risen by another 73.7 percent in the ten years prior to topple the one million mark. There were now 1,302,161 people living within the state borders and a third representative of the state was sent to serve with the US House of Representatives.
As promised 1950 reported a tremendous level of growth for the state of Arizona. The census recorded 749,587 residents, which was an increase of more than fifty percent in just ten years. Fifty-five and a half percent of the population was said to be residing in urban locales.
Though the population did not see a great level of growth in the decade preceding the 1940 census, which reported 499,261 Arizona residents, this would be the start of major growth in the decades to follow. This was also the year that the state was allowed to send a second representative to the House of Representatives.
The total population of the state in this year was 435,573. Of that, there was a relatively large Mexican contribution. Over twenty-six percent of the population was considered to be of Mexican descent.
The population increases over the decade preceding this count totaled an impressive 129,808 residents in Arizona. That equates to a sixty-three and a half percent jump in population in just ten years.
Arizona had a large number of its residents employed early in the twentieth century. More than fifty-five percent of the people residing in the state, age ten years and older, were gainfully employed in this year. Over eighty-one percent of those laborers were reported to be male.
The 1900 census was not a bad one for the state. Arizona saw just 1,223 deaths in this year. As compared to their reported population of 122, 981, that was a very small percentage.
There were just two hundred eighty-nine reported crimes in the state in this year. This was probably because it remained at a relatively small population. The land was divided into ten counties. The most populated of these accounted for 12,673 of the state's residents.
A table of the states' populations by mean annual temperature revealed that the vast majority of residents of this state enjoyed average temperatures of sixty to seventy-five degrees and most lived approximately 2000-3000 feet above sea level with a secondary population a bit high at 6000-7000 feet above sea level.
In 1870, Arizona was reported to have just 9,658 residents. That was over four million fewer people than the largest state- New York- reported in the same year. All of the twenty-six reported "colored" people in the territory at the time, however, were reported as "free." There were no reported slaves.
The Arizona Department of Commerce maintains certain Arizona census information that is available to the public. By accessing their site, you can find information on the 2010 Census. Users can also access Census estimates and population projections. The page also includes links to other informational sites that can be useful for research.