Implied Net Migration by Age, 2000 to 2010, Arizona
The estimated net number of migrants to Arizona between 2000 and 2010 combines net migration from elsewhere in the United States and net immigration from other countries. The age pattern is very different between Hispanics and non-Hispanics. Of the total net migration, 58 percent of Hispanics were between the ages of 10 and 29 in 2010. Since these migrants may have arrived in Arizona at any time during the decade, their age at the time of the move was on average between 5 and 24. Only 28 percent of the total net migration of non-Hispanics was in this age group.
In contrast, 37 percent of the non-Hispanic migrants were between the ages of 55 and 69 in 2010, or on average between 50 and 64 at the time of the move. Most of these individuals had retired early. Only 9 percent of Hispanic migrants were in this age group.