Looking for facts and figures about Arizona? Find quality data, maps, and expert analysis in a single location at ArizonaIndicators.org. ArizonaIndicators.org is a free, online information resource and analysis tool that centralizes quality information about the state and its communities.
The project began in the Office of the President at Arizona State University with the support of a number of community partners. The initiative grew out of the desire for a common, trusted source for data and insights to help support policymaking and public awareness of the state’s competitiveness. The project aims to help community leaders, business leaders, elected officials, and the public identify areas where progress is needed and promotes evidence-based decision making.
Today, Arizona Indicators remains a community partnership supported by major sponsors Arizona State University and the Arizona Community Foundation. Morrison Institute for Public Policy (ASU College of Public Programs) manages the program and works to bring the numbers to life through interactive tools, timely policy briefs, and community roundtables.
ArizonaIndicators.org is a dynamic, user-friendly site that identifies and presents the most important indicators for 11 broad content areas: demographics, economy, public finance, education, innovation, sustainability, health, human services, culture, transportation, and criminal justice.
Need a quick topic primer? Wondering how the numbers connect to policy? ArizonaIndicators.org has a large publication library that includes quick reference guides and timely policy briefs. Recent publications include a practical guide to the American Community Survey 5-year estimates, a report on the 2010 decennial census count for Arizona, and a brief that explores key measures of innovation – such as science and engineering degrees, research and development funding, patents granted, and venture capital.
The site also features interactive education maps, such as this AIMS map, that allow users to view data at the county, district, and individual school level. Rather than scrolling through massive Excel spreadsheets, these interactive maps make it easy to identify geographic trends and view data over time.
Contact your subject librarian with individual questions or schedule a group demonstration. Project Manager Andrea Whitsett welcomes feedback and suggestions as the project is continually expanding and improving.