Millennials – How they impact Arizona

Posted on January 25, 2017 • Category: Civic Health


A few weeks ago, AZ Spotlight released the first of several reports on the latest results of the Arizona Civic Health Index. The first report, released on Dec 14, focused on the outstanding role that veterans play in both state and national civic engagement. Today’s report focuses on the role that Arizona millennials play and the need to engage them in shaping the state’s future.

As Baby Boomers retire, the role of millennials will become increasingly more important.

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23% Percentage of Arizona population represented by millennials (ages 18 to 34). While millennials are now the largest age group in Arizona and the nation, they are not as engaged as other generations in the civic and social life of their communities.

National Conference on Citizenship, 2013


23% The millennial population in Maricopa County (Metro Phoenix) grew by 4.1% between 2007 to 2013 compared to 68% (San Francisco), 57% (Denver), 41% (Portland) and 34% (Seattle).
Unhip: Millennials eschew Phoenix while Boomers land in Prescott  

Phoenix Business Journal, Sep 18, 2014


27% Millennials represent 27% of the total minority population, 38% of voting age minorities and 43% of primary working age minorities.
Diversity Defines the Millennial Generation  

Brookings, June 28, 2016

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Lattie F. Coor

My Perspective

When CFA set out to build a citizens' agenda for Arizona, we didn't know it would end up placing Arizona at the center of a national struggle to address the challenges confronting democracy today–the growing lack of confidence that citizens have in government and their growing lack of participation in the civic life of our communities and nation.

In many ways, Arizona is a microcosm of these challenges. This fact was made clear in the results of the Gallup Arizona Poll (2009), which identified the deep concerns that Arizonans have about the need for both effective leaders and engaged citizens. CFA is now in the process of building Arizona Progress Meters for each of the 8 citizen goals defined by the people who live here. The culmination of these goals is The Arizona We Want.

The Arizona We Want is a long-term vision and it can be achieved if we work together.

Learn More about how CFA is activating the citizens' agenda for Arizona.

Citizen goals sit at the heart of all we do.