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In the November election, Joe Biden won Maricopa County, Arizona, becoming the first Democrat to win the county since 1948 and the second time since 1996. He is also the first presidential candidate to win more than a million votes in Maricopa County. This election is considered a bellwether in Arizona, having voted for the statewide winner in all previous elections except 1996.
Maricopa County, AZ is home to approximately 4.41 million residents. It is comprised primarily of White (non-Hispanic) residents. The highest-paying industries are Mining, Utilities, and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services. Maricopa County, AZ has a relatively high median household income, at $64,468.
The median income for residents of Maricopa County, AZ was $55,054 in 2010. This included a number of different income levels and family compositions. When a family’s income falls below the median income level, they are considered to be living in poverty. The largest group of people living below the poverty line in Maricopa County, AZ were White people, followed by Hispanic people, and then by Other people.
Maricopa County, AZ is one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation. The county is home to 62% of Arizona’s population. The county is comprised of 27 cities and towns and is governed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.