The major industries in the state of Arizona are technology and tourism. For the 4.3 million people living in Arizona’s metro areas, the median household income is approximately $52,000, and the cost of living is ranked at 1.5 percent above the national average. Approximately 29 percent of those living in Arizona have college degrees, and 86.3 percent of the population have high school degrees. U.S. Census Bureau data from 2008 to 2012 show that 17.2 percent of Arizona residents live below the poverty level, compared to 14.9 percent nationwide. Tucson has one of the highest rates of single-parent homes in the country, at 52 percent. For all of Pima County, of which Tucson is a part, 72 percent of single-parent families live below the poverty ...

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