CASA GRANDE — While Maricopa County might be making the most headlines for adding the most people over the course of a year, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau show Pinal County is again growing at a much faster rate than anywhere else in Arizona.
The new data are measured from July 2021 to July 2022, during which Pinal added an estimated 16,010 people. At a 3.6% growth rate, this marks the second consecutive year the county’s population is shown to be rising faster than any of its counterparts in Arizona. Pinal’s population is now estimated at 464,154.
Also for the second straight year, Maricopa County added more people than any county in the entire country, with a net gain of 56,831 to give it a total estimation of about 4.5 million people. That only counts for a 1.3% growth rate, however.