Population (1994): 4,075,000 (up 11.2% from 1990); 1.6% of U.S. total
Voting-age population: 2,923,000; 1994 turnout, 37%
Median age: 32.2 years
Median household income: $31,293 ($971 below U.S. median)
Unemployment: 4.9% (0.7% below U.S. average, March 1996)
Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 37% Bush (R): 38% Perot (I): 24%
Congressional delegation: One Democrat, seven Republicans
Arizona is the third fastest-growing state in the nation, with a Latino population that has nearly doubled and an economy--lightly regulated--that seems to be keeping pace. But growth has brought increased crime, especially in urban areas, along with the question of how to allocate water...