Millennials – How they impact Arizona

Posted on January 25, 2017 • Category: Civic Health


A few weeks ago, AZ Spotlight released the first of several reports on the latest results of the Arizona Civic Health Index. The first report, released on Dec 14, focused on the outstanding role that veterans play in both state and national civic engagement. Today’s report focuses on the role that Arizona millennials play and the need to engage them in shaping the state’s future.

As Baby Boomers retire, the role of millennials will become increasingly more important.

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23% Percentage of Arizona population represented by millennials (ages 18 to 34). While millennials are now the largest age group in Arizona and the nation, they are not as engaged as other generations in the civic and social life of their communities.

National Conference on Citizenship, 2013


23% The millennial population in Maricopa County (Metro Phoenix) grew by 4.1% between 2007 to 2013 compared to 68% (San Francisco), 57% (Denver), 41% (Portland) and 34% (Seattle).
Unhip: Millennials eschew Phoenix while Boomers land in Prescott  

Phoenix Business Journal, Sep 18, 2014


27% Millennials represent 27% of the total minority population, 38% of voting age minorities and 43% of primary working age minorities.
Diversity Defines the Millennial Generation  

Brookings, June 28, 2016

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