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Arizona's Hispanic population is expected to double by 2025.

The state is one of the preferred points of entry for illegal immigrants - some ranchers have decided to patrol the border themselves.

Border guards in the area have increased five-fold between 1994 and 1999.

TOTAL POPULATION: 4.8m
HISPANIC POPULATION: 1.1m (22.6%)
ORIGIN: Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Salvadoran and Guatemalan
MAIN CITIES: Phoenix, Tuba City, Mesa, Scottsdale

Click on the states for portraits of the USA's major Hispanic communities

The Hispanic vote in Arizona