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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2007
Media Advisory — An In-Depth Look at the Maricopa Region's 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 area’s 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 nation’s
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