Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Census figures show Arizona now 17th largest state: "PHOENIX Arizona has grown to the 17th-largest state in population, surpassing Maryland and Wisconsin since the 2000 census. Based on the latest population estimates from the Census Bureau, projections show that Arizona could move past Tennessee as number 16 before the end of 2006. Census estimates released last month showed Arizona _ at five-point-seven (m) million people. Arizona is growing at an average of 450 people a day."