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AZ Youth Face Tough Odds

According to the 2014 Kids Count Data Book, Arizona still compares unfavorably on key indicators of child well-being, ranking 4th worst overall.

Losing ground since 2008:

  • Children whose parents lack secure employment (34%)
  • Children living in high-poverty areas (22%)
  • Children in single-parent families (38%)

Making progress since 2008:

  • Child & teen deaths per 100,000 (28)
  • Children not attending preschool (67%)
  • High school students not graduating on time (23%)


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Sports Betting

The state of Arizona has effectively laid the foundation to become a key bettor-friendly state. In Arizona, you can even bet on college sports events. The ADG or Arizona Department of Gaming kept up its promise of making Arizona sports betting a reality when it successfully went live during the NFL season opener match between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys. All in-state sports bettors could place wagers before this opener scheduled on September 12. Arizonians can place bets on a variety of sporting events including the NFL and CFL, basketball events like NBA, international basketball league matches, baseball (MLB), hockey ( NHL), soccer (EPL, UEFA Champions League and MLS), and even college sports like NCAA football, basketball, etc. You can place bets on golfing events too like the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions, LPGA Tour, and PGA European, and on racing events like Formula One and NASCAR. The easiest way to place bets in Arizona is to do it online or through mobile apps. You can access the live sportsbooks like FanDuel, BetMGM, DraftKings, and Unibet etc. However, you must be residing within Arizonian borders for you to bet on these events. The sportsbooks are going to verify your location prior to allowing you to place wagers.

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Population BasicsCheck out Population Basics, an interactive tool that allows you to explore demographic data about Arizona, our 15 counties, and metro Phoenix and Tucson. If you prefer raw data, explore the demographics section of our Google Spreadsheets collection: Explore Arizona Demographics Data in Google Spreadsheets

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