State Capitol News
9:07 am
Tue December 11, 2012

State's Population Continues to Churn

The state got a bunch of new residents last year.

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3:12 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Population Getting Older, Especially in Southwest

The U.S. census has released data showing a 15 percent increase in the population age 65 and over. That amounts to more than 40 million Americas. Western states like Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico had the fastest growth of older residents. A number of counties across the southwest experienced a more than 70 percent increase in the number of seniors. Scottsdale, Arizona is the country's oldest city, where 20 percent of the population is over age 65. The census bureau attributes most of this growth to people who move south after retirement. As a whole, the nation is getting older.

4:19 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Census Shows Steady Growth in Native American Population over the Past Ten Years in the Southwest

SFX1: bring up sound of bustling hallway at Ganado High School under track

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