Pinal County’s Health Fast Facts

About Our Community:

  • 18.6% of the population is 65 and older*
  • 21.9% of children live below the federal poverty level*

Life Expectancy:

  • 80.17 years for men and women

County Strengths:

  • Dedicated community partners
  • Extensive outdoor, nature-based recreation opportunities that promote physical activity
  • Lower rates of death from heart disease, cancer and accidents than Arizona as a whole**
  • For the past five years, Pinal has ranked within the top 4 of Arizona’s 15 counties***

Most Pressing Local Health Issues:

  1. Physical activity and nutrition — Pinal residents have a higher rate of deaths due to diabetes (27 deaths per 100,000 population) than Arizona as a whole (24 deaths per 100,000 population)**
  2. Substance misuse and dependency
  3. Mental health

Community Needs:

  • Improve recreation infrastructure and implement healthy food policies in schools
  • Increase substance abuse treatment services and prevention
  • Promote mental health screening and
    linkage to care

Information provided by:

* American Community Survey, 2017

** Arizona Department of Health Services, 2016

***, 2016