The following policies were originally made and published in 2015 by the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA, the agency that the Office of the State Demographer was a part of at that time). The Office of the State Demographer Continues to administer these policies.
To meet the requirement of Executive Order 2011-04 and as part of the effort to produce the best possible population estimates, the Office of the State Demographer administers a population estimates challenge program as outlined in this policy.
Executive Order 2011-04 allows the Office of the State Demographer to accept population estimates and population projections that are made by Regional Councils of Governments (COG) for incorporated jurisdictions and unincorporated balance of counties. This policy establishes the conditions under which the Office of the State Demographer will accept a COG's population estimates and projections.