Race and Ethnic Distribution in Arizona as a Share of the Total, Change, 2000 to 2010
* Not Hispanic
The non-Hispanic white share of the Arizona population dropped 6 percentage points between 2000 and 2010. The Hispanic share rose during the decade by 4.4 percentage points. This shift in the distribution from non-Hispanic white to Hispanic was not as large as during the 1990s, likely due to anti-immigrant legislation that began to be passed in Arizona in 2007. Unless legislation like the employer sanctions law is overturned, it is unlikely that the Hispanic share will rise nearly as much between 2010 and 2020.
The share increased between 2000 and 2010 for non-Hispanic blacks, non-Hispanic Asians and Pacific Islanders, and non-Hispanics having two or more races, but the share decreased for non-Hispanic Native Americans.