La Paz County, AZ

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Population
20,701
1.09% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Democratic Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
Median Age
56

Poverty Rate
22.1%

Median Household Income
$33,333
8.62% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$77,600
0.258% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
6,466
0.124% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, La Paz County, AZ had a population of 20.7k people with a median age of 56 and a median household income of $33,333. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of La Paz County, AZ grew from 20,477 to 20,701, a 1.09% increase and its median household income declined from $36,479 to $33,333, a -8.62% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in La Paz County, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.8%), White (Hispanic) (19%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (11.3%), Other (Hispanic) (4.5%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (2.79%). 0% of the households in La Paz County, AZ speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 92.4% of the residents in La Paz County, AZ are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in La Paz County, AZ was $77,600, and the homeownership rate was 74.3%. Most people in La Paz County, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.9 minutes. The average car ownership in La Paz County, AZ was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arizona, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Arizona (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Arizona. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Arizona across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in La Paz County, AZ went to Donald J. Trump with 67.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26.5%), followed by Other (6.27%). The most partisan county was Mohave County, AZ with 72.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for La Paz County, AZ
67.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Arizona
  1. 72.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 71.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 67.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Arizona was Mohave County, AZ with 72.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Arizona colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arizona over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

La Paz County, AZ is home to a population of 20.7k people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 11% of La Paz County, AZ residents were born outside of the country (2.27k people).

In 2018, there were 3.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in La Paz County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.94k White (Hispanic) and 2.35k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in La Paz County, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12k ± 23
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.94k ± 363
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.35k ± 107
27.1%
Hispanic Population
5.61k people

In 2018, there were 3.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in La Paz County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.94k White (Hispanic) and 2.35k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.1% of the people in La Paz County, AZ are hispanic (5.61k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in La Paz County, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.27k people
10.4%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
2.13k people

As of 2018, 11% of La Paz County, AZ residents (2.27k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in La Paz County, AZ was 10.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

57
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
54
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in La Paz County, AZ was 56. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 57, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in La Paz County, AZ are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all La Paz County, AZ residents was 56.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    511,312 ± 16,907 people
  2. India
    42,364 ± 5,038 people
  3. Canada
    40,823 ± 4,946 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,312 Arizona residents, followed by India with 42,364 and Canada with 40,823.

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Citizenship

92.4%
2018 Citizenship
92.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.4% of La Paz County, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in La Paz County, AZ was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    887 ± 261
  2. Korea
    653 ± 182
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    109 ± 66

La Paz County, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in La Paz County, AZ is $33,333. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in La Paz County, AZ was Census Tract 9402 with a value of $52,708, followed by Census Tract 202.02 and Census Tract 205.01, with respective values of $47,222 and $42,896.

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,297. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of La Paz County, AZ employs 6.47k people. The largest industries in La Paz County, AZ are Accommodation & Food Services (1,284 people), Retail Trade (787 people), and Public Administration (766 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($85,417), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,681), and Public Administration ($45,109).

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,333
2018 value
± $5,547
-8.62%
1 Year Growth
± 23.2%

Households in La Paz County, AZ have a median annual income of $33,333, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,479 in 2017, which represents a -8.62% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,958
Average Male Salary in Arizona
± $1,363
$49,297
Average Female Salary in Arizona
± $1,078

In 2019, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Arizona by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Arizona
  1. Asian
    $63,858 ± $4,906
  2. White
    $51,931 ± $926
  3. Alaska Native
    $50,273 ± $36,628

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.23 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arizona.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for La Paz County, AZ is from Arizona.
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.467
2018 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2019, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.338% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9402
  2. Census Tract 202.02
  3. Census Tract 205.01

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in La Paz County, AZ was Census Tract 9402 with a value of $52,708, followed by Census Tract 202.02 and Census Tract 205.01, with respective values of $47,222 and $42,896.

The following map shows all of the tracts in La Paz County, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 65 - 74
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in La Paz County, AZ (4.51k out of 20.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    3,042 ± 471
  2. Hispanic
    1,385 ± 204
  3. Native American
    1,080 ± 171

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in La Paz County, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.47k
2018 Value
± 576
-0.124%
1 Year decline
± 13%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in La Paz County, AZ declined at a rate of -0.124%, from 6.47k employees to 6.47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in La Paz County, AZ, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (811 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (587 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (574 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of La Paz County, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of La Paz County, AZ, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (811 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (587 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (574 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, La Paz County, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (11.9 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.59 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of La Paz County, AZ, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($84,250), Management Occupations ($49,395), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($46,989).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.47k
2018 Value
± 576
-0.124%
1 Year decline
± 13%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in La Paz County, AZ declined at a rate of -0.124%, from 6.47k employees to 6.47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in La Paz County, AZ, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,284 people), Retail Trade (787 people), and Public Administration (766 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of La Paz County, AZ, though some of these residents may live in La Paz County, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in La Paz County, AZ, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,284 people), Retail Trade (787 people), and Public Administration (766 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, La Paz County, AZ has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.86 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.62 times), and Public Administration (2.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in La Paz County, AZ, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($85,417), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,681), and Public Administration ($45,109).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $27.5B
  2. $22.4B
  3. $22.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Electronics with $27.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($22.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$196B
2018 Value in Arizona
$475B
Projected 2045 Value in Arizona
143% growth

In 2018, total outbound Arizona trade was $196B. This is expected to increase 143% to $475B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $28.7B
  2. $11.5B
  3. $4.41B

In 2018, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $28.7B, followed by Texas with $11.5B and Michigan and $4.41B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in La Paz County, AZ was $77,600 in 2018, which is 0.338 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $77,400 to $77,600, a 0.258% increase. The homeownership rate in La Paz County, AZ is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in La Paz County, AZ have an average commute time of 12.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in La Paz County, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$77,600
2018 Median
± $7,837
$77,400
2017 Median
± $10,923

In 2018, the median property value in La Paz County, AZ grew to to $77,600 from the previous year's value of $77,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in La Paz County, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In La Paz County, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Household Income

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$33,333
Median Household Income
± $5,547
8.91k
Number of Households
± 796

In 2018, the median household income of the 8.91k households in La Paz County, AZ declined from $33,333 from the previous year's value of $36,479.

The following chart displays the households in La Paz County, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

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Rent vs Own

74.3%
2018 Homeownership
74.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 74.3% of the housing units in La Paz County, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in La Paz County, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

12.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in La Paz County, AZ have a shorter commute time (12.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.533% of the workforce in La Paz County, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (72.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.95%)

In 2018, 72.5% of workers in La Paz County, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.5%) and those who worked at home (5.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in La Paz County, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in La Paz County, AZ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

85.5% of the population of La Paz County, AZ has health coverage, with 22.7% on employee plans, 23.1% on Medicaid, 27.5% on Medicare, 8.44% on non-group plans, and 3.79% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Arizona was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in La Paz County, AZ see 3516 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.39% increase from the previous year (3434 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2345 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1319 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.8%). Additionally, Yuma County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,516 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in La Paz County, AZ

Primary care physicians in La Paz County, AZ see an average of 3,516 patients per year. This represents a 2.39% increase from the previous year (3,434 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in La Paz County, AZ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,452
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Arizona
$4,035
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,032
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,096
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.5%
Uninsured
22.7%
Employer Coverage
23.1%
Medicaid
27.5%
Medicare
8.44%
Non-Group
3.79%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in La Paz County, AZ grew by 17.6% from 12.3% to 14.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in La Paz County, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 17.8% prevalence
  2. 16.3% prevalence
  3. 15.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 17.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arizona by county over multiple years.

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