Poverty Rate for Those at Least 18 Years Old, 2007-to-2011 Average
Overall, the average poverty rate between 2007 and 2011 was 1.9 percentage points higher in Arizona than the U.S. average. The differential was especially large among children (2.9 points); the poverty rate in Arizona was below the national average among senior citizens. Among children and adults under the age of 65, the poverty rate in Pinal County was about equal to the U.S. average; it was higher than average in the other 14 counties, with the highest rates in Apache and Navajo counties. Among those 65 or older, the lowest rates were in Yavapai, Mohave and Gila counties, each of which has a disproportionately large senior citizen population.