Arizona has also experienced several changes in terms of its census. In 1960s, 20 years after World War II after which Arizona emerged as a modern state, its population had exactly doubled. Similarly, there was a steady economic progress recorded as well. Until nearly 2000, the reserves of the state of Arizona had increased by nearly 1000% since the World War, thus making it one of the most progressive states in the Union. However, poverty has also been a severe issue in the state.
The population of Native Americans crosses way over 200,000, which accounts for 6% in all of America. This society has basically been agrarian, however due to the lack of water even after complete diversion of the Colorado River has still not aided them. This takes the level of poverty in Arizona at a higher level as much of the northern territories of Arizona comprise of farmers.