Census 2010 shows massive jump in Pima population in Arizona

The number of people who identify themselves as Pima jumped a whopping 202 percent in the last decade, according to the 2010 Census.

The three Pima tribes that make their home in the state made a bigger push for their members to fill out their Census forms. That led to a much more accurate count.

"We need to be represented to the country, and this is a better way of identifying yourself and who you really are,” Delia Carlyle, a council member for the Ak-Chin Indian Community, told Cronkite News.

Pima people are also part of the Gila River Indian Community and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

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