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Arizona Overview and Important Information!
One of the fifty states of the United States of America, Arizona lies nestled among New Mexico in the East, Utah in the North, Nevada, and California in the West and Mexico in the South. It is one of the Four Corners states. Namely Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. It holds the distinction of being the sixth largest and the fourteenth most populous of the fifty states.
Arizona Capital City, Governor:
The capital and largest city of Arizona is Phoenix. The incumbent, as well as 23rd Governor of Arizona, is Douglas Anthony Ducey. He assumed office on the 5th of January, 2015. He was also the state’s treasurer from 2011 to 2015.
Demography of Arizona:
As per 2010 census data, the population count stood at a neat figure of 6,392, 017. 76.4% of Arizona’s population is composed of White Americans, of which 59.6% were Non-Hispanic Whites. African-Americans or Blacks constitute 3.4% of Arizona’s population.
American Indians made up 4.5% of the state’s population, whereas Asian American’s were responsible for 2.3% of the same. Pacific Islander Americans made up 0.1%, while individuals from other races constituted 13.2% of the population. Hispanics and Latinos made up 29% of Arizona’s population.
Major Cities in Arizona:
The top ten locations by population in the state, according to US Census Bureau Data are as follows;
Attorney General, Senators, Languages Spoken:
Mark Brnovich, a member of the Republican Party, serves as the 26th Attorney General of Arizona. An American lawyer as well as a politician, he was elected to office on the 5th of November, 2014.
Governor Doug Ducey appointed former senator Jon Kyl to fill in the shoes of John McCain following his death.
The major languages spoken in Arizona are Spanish, Navajo, German, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, indigenous languages of Arizona, and French. Arizona is home to the largest number of Native American language speakers in forty-eight contiguous states.
Major Courts of Arizona:
The present judicial framework has three levels:
Limited Jurisdiction Courts which include justice and municipal (or city) courts.
Superior Court of Arizona which is a state-wide trial court.
State Appellate Courts which review trials and decisions appealed to them.
Native American History of Arizona:
Many famous Native American tribes such as the Yuma, Pima, Papago, Zuni, the Pueblo, the Navajo, and Apache played an inextricable part in enriching the history of the state. Their tribal territories and homelands are located in the present day state of Arizona. Arizona is derived from the Papago or Pima word, Arizona, which means “small springs.” The lifestyle of Arizona Indians was influenced by the available natural resources.
The state’s geographical area is 295,000 square kilometers. Approximately 15% of the aforementioned figure is privately owned. The remaining is public forest and park land, state trust land and Native American reservations. The state's southern portion is predominated by desert basin and range region. Xerophytes such as cactus are commonly found here. The Grand Canyon located in northern Arizona is a visual treat in the form of a confluence of varied tinges and hues. It holds the honor of being one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Industries and Jobs in Arizona:
Management is the best industry to be working in if you live around Arizona. On the other end of the spectrum, the Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Industry rank as the worst field to be employed in, owing to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.
Some of the best industries in Arizona are as follows:
- Computer & Mathematical
- Architecture & Engineering
- Office & Administrative Support
- Healthcare practitioners & Technical
- Business & Financial Operations
- Community & Social Service
Arizona has something for everyone. Ranging from ineffably beautiful Grand Canyon to the historically rich Montezuma Castle. Some such gems have been enlisted:
- Navajo National Monument
- Petrified Forest National Park
- Walnut Canyon
- Pipe Spring