Arizona is the sixth largest state in the U.S. and the fourteenth most populated. Phoenix, its capital, offers a great selection of rental homes and apartments. Southwestern design elements are virtually everywhere, but you can find many other styles as well. From high rise lofts in the busy city to single-family condos near the desert, Arizona has just about any kind of residence to fit your lifestyle.
For as large as it is, the state of Arizona only has 15 counties, many of them named to honor the state's Native American settlers. The Grand Canyon National Park in northwestern Arizona holds the Colorado River, which winds its way through Coconino and Mohave counties. Coconino County occupies most of the northern central region of the state and contains Flagstaff, its County Seat. Maricopa County, home to Phoenix and over 4 million people, is centrally located east of La Paz County, which borders California. South of Maricopa lies Pima County, the second most populated in the state, which has over 1 million residents. Fast-growing Pinal County is part of the Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale metro area. Phoenix has expanded southward into the county while Tucson has done likewise from the southern end of Pinal, earning it the second-fastest growing county title between the years of 2000 and 2010 according to CNN Money.
The five top employers in Arizona are a diverse group made up of the healthcare, retail, banking and technology sectors. Banner Health employs more than 26,000 people while Walmart and Wells Fargo are fairly close in their personnel count at over 15,000 and 13,000 respectively. Fry's Food and Drug Stores comes in very close to the third spot with over 12,000 employees with Intel Corporation on its heels with over 11,000.