Arizona Facts, Stats and Information

Arizona Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Arizona
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: AZ
  • U.S. Region: Western United States
  • Admission to the Union: February 14th, 1912
  • Total Area: 113,990 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 7,151,502 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Phoenix, AZ
  • Largest City: Phoenix, AZ

48 Arizona Facts

  1. Arizona is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Arizona was the 48th state to join the United States on February 14, 1912.
  3. Arizona is in the western region of the United States.
  4. Arizona is the 6th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 11,3990.3 square miles or 3.00% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Arizona's 113,990.30 square miles is 99.65% land and 0.35% surface water.
  6. Arizona is ranked 6th with the most land area in the United States, with 113,594.08 square miles of land area.
  7. Arizona is ranked 48th with the most water area in the United States, with 396.22 square miles of water area.
  8. Arizona is the 14th most populated U.S. state with a population of 7,151,502 or 2.16% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Arizona is the city of Phoenix.
  10. Arizona is divided into 15 counties statewide.
  11. Maricopa County is the most populated county in Arizona
  12. The most populated city in Arizona is Phoenix with an estimated 1,660,272 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Arizona are Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler and Scottsdale.
  14. A native or resident Arizona is called a Arizonan or Arizonian.
  15. Arizona's average elevation statewide is 4,100 feet.
  16. Arizona's highest elevation point is Humphreys Peak at 12,637 feet.
  17. Arizona's lowest elevation point is the Colorado River at 70 feet.
  18. Arizona is all in the Mountain Time Zone (MT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Arizona is AZ.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Arizona is US-AZ.
  21. Arizona is called the Grand Canyon State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Arizona is $62,055.
  23. Arizona is the 18th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $268,765.
  24. Arizona is ranked 18th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Arizona has the 32nd oldest population in the United States with a median age of 38.5.
  26. Arizona's average temperature is 65.97°F making it the 4th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Arizona on average has 11.80 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 49th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Arizona was 128 °F on Wednesday, June 29, 1994, in Lake Havasu City, AZ.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Arizona was -40 °F on Thursday, January 7, 1971, in McNary, AZ.
  30. The longest trail in Arizona is the Arizona National Scenic Trail (Arizona Trail) at 800 miles in length.
  31. The Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is in the northern part of Arizona.
  32. Arizona is a major copper producer and provides more than half of the newly mined copper in the United States.
  33. The Apache trout (Oncorhynchus apache) is a species of trout only found in Arizona.
  34. The Barringer Crater located in the northern Arizona desert is one of the best-preserved meteorite crater in the world.
  35. Arizona has four major professional sports teams, the Arizona Coyotes (NHL), the Phoenix Suns (NBA), the Arizona Cardinals (NFL) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB).
  36. In 1881, the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral occurred in the Arizona Territory. On October 26th, 1881, a gunfight between a group of lawmen led by Virgil Earp and a outlaw group called the Cowboys led by Ike Clanton.
  37. In 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson designates The Grand Canyon as a U.S. National Park.
  38. In 1930, Pluto is discovered at the Lowell Observatory. On February 18th, 1930, Clyde W. Tombaugh discovered Pluto at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.
  39. In 1960, the population of Arizona exceeds one million for the first time in history.
  40. In 1975, the first fast food drive-through window was created in Sierra Vista, Arizona by McDonalds.
  41. In 1993, an event known as the Phoenix Lights occurred. This event is famous for the widely reported sightings of UFOs across Arizona on March 13th, 1997.
  42. Labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez was born on March 31st, 1937, in Yuma, Arizona.
  43. American football quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was born on November 24th, 1982, in Gilbert, Arizona.
  44. Actress Emma Stone was born on November 6th, 1988, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  45. Arizona's official state motto is "Ditat Deus" (Latin: God enriches).
  46. Arizona's official state bird is the Cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus).
  47. Arizona's official state tree is the Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia florida).
  48. Arizona's official state flower is the Saguaro cactus blossom (Carnegiea gigantea).

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The official state flag of Arizona waving in the wind on a flag pole.

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The official state seal of Arizona that is used by the state's government.

Phoenix the state capital of Arizona

Phoenix the capital city of Arizona.

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