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12 Things That Come To Everyone’s Mind When They Think Of Arizona

For me at least, it seems that every time I meet someone new and tell them I’m from Arizona, I’m usually met with an incredulous look that says, “You’re from that crazy state?” And I’ll admit that some things can be crazy here, like my inability to find a decent cell signal in most rural areas. But this state has so much going for it that a lot of people either don’t understand or just ignore for how they want to perceive Arizona.

With that in mind, here are some of the top stereotypes of Arizona people from out of state tend to have.

What other stereotypes about our state have you heard from non-Arizonans?

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats. You can reach her at