Established in 2015, The State of Black Arizona is 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The State of Black Arizona is a nonprofit organization that creates a platform for the synthesis of data, demographics, and research that informs the community on the status of African Americans in Arizona.

The data is intended to help community leaders and organizations on effective action planning and decision making related to the issues and concerns that impact us the most.


As a result of these actions, we hope to encourage a more concerted effort by these representatives to provide solutions that improve the lives of all Arizonans.

According to the 2015 census, there are more than 6 million people living in Arizona. The median household income for Arizona was $49,928 in 2014. The Arizona Minority Student Progress Report (AMEPAC) Progress Report for 2016 states “Median household income for Maricopa County is generally above the state median household income for all race/ethnicity categories with the exception of Blacks, whose median household incomes were $600 below the state level. “In Pima County, the situation is slightly more equalized: “Median household income for Pima County, on average, is slightly below the state level across all racial/ethnic groups

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