An In-Depth Look at the Maricopa Regionís Fast Growing and Changing Population The first national profiles of group quarters since1980 to be highlighted
U.S. Census Bureau Deputy Director Preston Jay Waite will hold a news conference in partnership with the Maricopa Association of Governments to discuss the rapidly changing characteristics of the areaís population. With the largest population increase of any city between 2005 and 2006, Phoenix added more than 43,000 residents to reach 1.5 million and recently became the nationís fifth most populous city.
The data to be released at the news conference includes 2006 American Community Survey (ACS) selected population profiles for almost 200 selected population groups by race, Hispanic origin and ancestry, as well as workplace geography tables. Information about Group Quarters will also be released at the event, including national profiles of the population living in adult correctional facilities, nursing homes, and college dorms, the first such in-depth look at these groups since 1980.
Data from the Census Bureau helps determine where approximately $300 billion in federal funds are distributed back to state and local governments each year, such as where to build new schools, roads or day care centers.
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, 2 p.m.
Preston Jay Waite, deputy director, U.S. Census Bureau
Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross, vice chair, Maricopa Association of Governments
Allen Barnes, coordinator, Arizona State Data Center
Maricopa Association of Governments
302 N. 1st Ave., Second Floor, Cholla Room
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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