A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: ARIZONA

ARIZONA

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...

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