Arizona Painted Starkly by the Numbers

Thinking Arizona graphic by Tony Bustos
Thinking Arizona graphic by Tony Bustos

The Arizona Report paints our state by the numbers. It’s not the pretty picture one hopes to see.

The scoreboard compares us with others on three critical measures of a state’s well-being that Thinking Arizona has examined in recent editions. Arizona comes up short on the economy, in education, and even on the environment.

The overall pattern is distressing. Arizona, now the 15th largest state, is no backwater. Yet we treat ourselves as one. Our performance raises serious questions, beginning with why this happens.

Explore this edition. Try out the Arizona Report. Plug in whatever other states to compare. See how Arizona does.

Edition 10 / published January 12, 2013

Main Story:

The Arizona Report: State Falls Short

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Supporting Data:

Arizona Has Grown Fast; Now 15th in Population Compare Arizona With Other States

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