Arizona was projected to become a minority-majority state by the year if population growth trends continued. Demographics[ edit ] Hispanics made up Main article: History of Arizona Arizona was thinly colonized by Mexico in the s, with little protection from much larger Indian population. Since then, the gap has widened.
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The state like its southwestern neighbors has had close linguistic and cultural ties with Mexico.