Moving to Arizona

Written by Alyssa Howard,

Arizona has an artistic aesthetic -- both naturally and through the thriving southwest art field -- that makes it an engaging place to live. The yearlong summer environment offers miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. It's home to the Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world, along with the world’s largest Ponderosa pine tree forest.

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Arizona Compared to USA Averages
USA Arizona
State Population: 311,591,917 5,939,292
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 67.4%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 85.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 26.3%
Persons per Household: 2.59 2.63
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 56.3
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 23.4
Average Home Price: $188,400 $215,000
Median Household Income: $51,914 $34,399
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 15.9%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 15/30/10

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Key Facts About Arizona
State Capital: Phoenix
Top 5 Cities: Glendale
Major Newspapers: Ahwatukee Foothills News
Ajo Copper News
Arizona Republic (Phoenix)
East Valley Tribune (Mesa)
Tucson CItizen
Major Sports Teams: MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks
NFL: Arizona Cardinals
NBA: Phoenix Suns
NHL: Phoenix Coyotes

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