> > Home >>  United States >> Race & Ethnicity  >> Arizona

Arizona Population by Race and Ethnicity

Arizona the Fourteenth-largest U.S. state by population has a racially and ethnically diverse population. As of 2020, White (Non-Hispanic)  are the largest group in Arizona followed by Hispanic or Latino Americans. 

also read about the Population of Arizona

Ethnic and Racial Percentage

In 2020, the White alone (non-Hispanic) population was the largest racial or ethnic group in Arizona, comprising 53.37% of the total population. It was followed by the Hispanic or Latino population whose share was 30.65%.

Black or African American was the third largest group at 4.43%. Two or more races are at 3.73% and Asians were at 3.48%

The ethnic composition of Arizona is as follows

Race and OriginPopulationPercentage 2020
White alone3,816,54753.37%
Hispanic or Latino2,192,25330.65%
Black or African American alone317,1614.43%
Two or more races:266,8403.73%
American Indians and Alaska Natives alone263,9303.69%
Asian alone248,8373.48%
Some Other Race alone31,6110.44%
Native Hawaiian &  Other Pacific Islanders alone14,3230.20%

Source: US Census 2020

read about religion in Arizona

*US Census recognized five racial categories (White, Black or African American, Asian American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) as well as people of two or more races. It also classified respondents as "Hispanic or Latino" or "Not Hispanic or Latino", identifying Hispanic and Latino as an ethnicity (not a race), which comprises the largest minority group in the nation.

Ancestry in Arizona

As per Census Studies and estimate German, English, Irish, Italian, and American have made the five largest ancestry groups in Arizona. 

The Largest Ancestry in Arizona is as follows

# ANCESTRY Estimate Percentage
1 German 862,207 11.8%
2 English 589,029 8.1%
3 Irish 580,212 8.0%
4 Italian 292,121 4.0%
5 American 281,668 3.9%
6 Polish 160,711 2.2%
7 French (except Basque) 147,017 2.0%
8 Norwegian 123,558 1.7%
9 Scottish 122,553 1.7%
10 Swedish 98,581 1.4%
11 Dutch 78,771 1.1%
12 Scotch-Irish 60,047 0.8%
13 Subsaharan African 58,584 0.8%
14 Welsh 47,451 0.7%
15 Russian 46,091 0.6%
16 Danish 42,613 0.6%
17 Arab 42,117 0.6%
18 French Canadian 36,371 0.5%
19 Hungarian 27,202 0.4%
20 Czech 25,972 0.4%
21 Greek 24,720 0.3%
22 Portuguese 18,229 0.3%
23 Ukrainian 17,152 0.2%
24 Swiss 16,645 0.2%
25 Lithuanian 13,775 0.2%
26 West Indian  12,500 0.2%
27 Slovak 7,340 0.1%

European ancestry in Arizona

Non-Hispanic Whites account for nearly 53.37% of Arizona’s population. German, English and Irish Americans have made up four of the largest European ancestry groups in Arizona. As per the Census report, German Americans made up 11.8% of the population and numbered 862,207 members.

English Americans made up 8.1% of the population and numbered 589,029. Irish Americans made up 8.0% of the population and numbered 580,212 followed by Italian ancestry at 4.0% of the population and number 292,121.

For other European ancestry percentages please refer table above.

Hispanics and Latinos in Arizona

Hispanics and Latinos are the second-largest groups in Arizona. Around 30.65% of Arizona’s Population claims Hispanic or Latin American ethnicity.  Arizona was projected to become a minority-majority state by the year 2025 if population growth trends continued. 

The largest ancestry group in Arizona is Mexican.  The southern and central parts of the state are predominantly Mexican American, especially in Santa Cruz County and Yuma County near the Mexican border. 

African Americans in Arizona

As of 2020, those of African ancestry accounted for 4.43% of Arizona’s population.  Arizona’s  Black population is growing and About 800,00 people have moved to Maricopa County since 2010, representing more than 10% of the growth over that span.

Asian Americans in Arizona

Asian Americans are a minority group in Arizona. Americans of Asian descent formed 3.48%% of the population. Its ethnic Asian population has grown rapidly since the late 1990s; the majority are Chinese, Indians, Filipinos, Vietnamese, and Korean.

There are over 300,000 Asian Americans in Arizona, with a growth of over 52% since 2010. Over half of the Asian American population is centered around Maricopa County, which is also the largest and most diverse county in the state. Chandler is the City in Arizona with the largest Asian population followed by Tempe, Gilbert, Peoria, and Paradise Valley.

Multi-Race in Arizona

Multiracial individuals are also a visible minority in Arizona. People identifying as multiracial comprise 3.73% of the population and around 263,930 people. 

also read about Counties and Cities in Arizona

Race and Ethnicity in Arizona 2024 | Ancestry in Arizona