POPULATION GROWTH and the DIMINISHING
NATURAL STATE of ARIZONA

Analysis of National Resources Inventory & U.S. Census Data on
Development and Habitat Loss in a Thirsty Grand Canyon State

Arizona Sprawl

1982 - 2017

  (1.1 million acres lost between 1982-2017): Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2020. 2017 National Resources Inventory, Summary Report   (7% due to increased per capita consumption; 93% due to population growth): 2017 National Resources Inventory, Summary Report; U.S. Census Bureau population estimates for Arizona counties   (Population growth was 34% from births and 66% migration OR 44% related to international migration and 56% all other):  Camarota, S. 2020. Analysis of U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey. Center for Immigration Studies.