Santa Cruz County, AZ

County

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Population
46,584
0.488% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Democratic Party
US Senator
Martha McSally
Republican Party
Median Age
36.6

Poverty Rate
24%

Median Household Income
$40,467
2.11% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$148,500
7.3% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
17,233
1.08% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Santa Cruz County, AZ had a population of 46.6k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $40,467. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Santa Cruz County, AZ grew from 46,358 to 46,584, a 0.488% increase and its median household income grew from $39,630 to $40,467, a 2.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Santa Cruz County, AZ are White (Hispanic) (70.3%), White (Non-Hispanic) (14.9%), Other (Hispanic) (11.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.841%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.781%). NaNk% of the people in Santa Cruz County, AZ speak a non-English language, and 86% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Santa Cruz County, AZ is $148,500, and the homeownership rate is 66.2%. Most people in Santa Cruz County, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Cruz County, AZ is 2 cars per household.

Santa Cruz County, AZ borders Cochise County, AZ and Pima County, AZ.

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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Impact on Employment

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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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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 Arizona went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 71.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (23.7%), followed by Other (5.15%). 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 Martha McSally 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.

Santa Cruz County, AZ 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Arizona
71.1% for the Democratic 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
Martha McSally
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Appointed to the seat after Jon Kyl's resignation following the death of John McCain.

Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally 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, 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 Santa Cruz County, AZ have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Santa Cruz County, AZ is home to a population of 46.6k people, from which 86% are citizens. As of 2018, 32.1% of Santa Cruz County, AZ residents were born outside of the country (15k people).

In 2018, there were 4.72 times more White (Hispanic) residents (32.7k people) in Santa Cruz County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.93k White (Non-Hispanic) and 5.36k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Santa Cruz County, AZ
  1. White (Hispanic)
    32.7k ± 1.1k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.93k ± 23
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    5.36k ± 1.07k
83.5%
Hispanic Population
38.9k people

In 2018, there were 4.72 times more White (Hispanic) residents (32.7k people) in Santa Cruz County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.93k White (Non-Hispanic) and 5.36k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

83.5% of the people in Santa Cruz County, AZ are hispanic (38.9k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

32.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
15k people
32%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
14.9k people

As of 2018, 32.1% of Santa Cruz County, AZ residents (15k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Cruz County, AZ was 32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

24
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Santa Cruz County, AZ was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Santa Cruz County, AZ are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Santa Cruz County, AZ residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    511,535 ± 16,887 people
  2. Canada
    42,113 ± 5,023 people
  3. India
    35,674 ± 4,625 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,535 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 42,113 and India with 35,674.

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Citizenship

86%
2018 Citizenship
86.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 86% of Santa Cruz County, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Cruz County, AZ was 86.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    556 ± 143
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    333 ± 138
  3. Korea
    282 ± 117

Santa Cruz County, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Santa Cruz County, AZ is $40,467. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Santa Cruz County, AZ was Census Tract 9661.01 with a value of $55,795, followed by Census Tract 9661.04 and Census Tract 9660, with respective values of $51,045 and $47,074.

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,169. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Santa Cruz County, AZ employs 17.2k people. The largest industries in Santa Cruz County, AZ are Retail Trade (2,426 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,822 people), and Educational Services (1,752 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,167), Information ($46,250), and Utilities ($41,210).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,467
2018 value
± $2,823
2.11%
1 Year Growth
± 9.68%

Households in Santa Cruz County, AZ have a median annual income of $40,467, 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 $39,630 in 2017, which represents a 2.11% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Santa Cruz County, AZ compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,619
Average Male Salary in Arizona
± $1,335
$46,169
Average Female Salary in Arizona
± $1,026

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.31 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
    $59,397 ± $4,848
  2. White
    $48,861 ± $892
  3. Alaska Native
    $40,845 ± $31,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arizona.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Arizona by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Santa Cruz County, AZ is from Arizona.
0.468
2017 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.467
2016 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 9661.01
  2. Census Tract 9661.04
  3. Census Tract 9660

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Cruz County, AZ was Census Tract 9661.01 with a value of $55,795, followed by Census Tract 9661.04 and Census Tract 9660, with respective values of $51,045 and $47,074.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Cruz County, AZ (11.1k out of 46.2k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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. Hispanic
    10,236 ± 737
  2. White
    9,299 ± 714
  3. Other
    1,502 ± 340

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Cruz County, AZ is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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

17.2k
2018 Value
± 1,070
-1.08%
1 Year decline
± 8.79%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Santa Cruz County, AZ declined at a rate of -1.08%, from 17.4k employees to 17.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Cruz County, AZ, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,380 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,294 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,277 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Cruz County, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Santa Cruz County, AZ, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,380 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,294 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,277 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Santa Cruz County, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.02 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.82 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Santa Cruz County, AZ, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($140,542), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($63,587), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,034).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.2k
2018 Value
± 1,070
-1.08%
1 Year decline
± 8.79%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Santa Cruz County, AZ declined at a rate of -1.08%, from 17.4k employees to 17.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Cruz County, AZ, are Retail Trade (2,426 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,822 people), and Educational Services (1,752 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Cruz County, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County, AZ, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,426 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,822 people), and Educational Services (1,752 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Santa Cruz County, AZ has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (3.23 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.9 times), and Public Administration (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Santa Cruz County, AZ, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,167), Information ($46,250), and Utilities ($41,210).

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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. $23.6B
  2. $20.7B
  3. $16.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $23.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.7B) and Electronics ($16.4B).

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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$158B
2015 Value in Arizona
$290B
Projected 2045 Value in Arizona
83.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arizona trade was $158B. This is expected to increase 83.3% to $290B 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. $21.9B
  2. $8.27B
  3. $4.07B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.9B, followed by Texas with $8.27B and New Mexico and $4.07B.

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 Santa Cruz County, AZ was $148,500 in 2018, which is 0.646 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $138,400 to $148,500, a 7.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Cruz County, AZ is 66.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Santa Cruz County, AZ have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Santa Cruz County, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$148,500
2018 Median
± $9,293
$138,400
2017 Median
± $8,553

In 2018, the median property value in Santa Cruz County, AZ grew to to $148,500 from the previous year's value of $138,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$40,467
Median Household Income
± $2,823
15.4k
Number of Households
± 918

In 2018, the median household income of the 15.4k households in Santa Cruz County, AZ grew to $40,467 from the previous year's value of $39,630.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Cruz 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Santa Cruz County, AZ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Santa Cruz County, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.2%
2018 Homeownership
67.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 66.2% of the housing units in Santa Cruz County, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.2%.

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

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Commute Time

22 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Cruz County, AZ have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Santa Cruz County, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.6%
  2. Carpooled
    7.77%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.87%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Santa Cruz County, AZ was Drove Alone (84.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.77%) and those who Worked At Home (3.87%).

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 Santa Cruz County, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Santa Cruz County, AZ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

88.4% of the population of Santa Cruz County, AZ has health coverage, with 28.4% on employee plans, 32.8% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.85% 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 Santa Cruz County, AZ see 2581 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.501% decrease from the previous year (2594 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3832 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3066 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,581 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Santa Cruz County, AZ

Primary care physicians in Santa Cruz County, AZ see an average of 2,581 patients per year. This represents a 0.501% decrease from the previous year (2,594 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Santa Cruz 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

11.6%
Uninsured
28.4%
Employer Coverage
32.8%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0.85%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Cruz County, AZ declined by 8.54% from 12.6% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Santa Cruz 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. 14.9% prevalence
  2. 14.3% prevalence
  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

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

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