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The City of Buckeye is the fastest growing city in the U.S. and Arizona’s largest city by land area with more than 640 square miles of municipal planning area.

Since 2000, Buckeye’s population has grown from 6,537 to an estimated 83,000 today, or an increase of over 73,000 people.  Growth is actually expected to increase in the coming years, as other areas within metro Phoenix are built out or are constrained by physical and geopolitical limitations (i.e. I  ndian communities, U.S. Forest Service lands, mountain ranges, etc.).  Buckeye accounts for 10% of the total growth seen in all of Maricopa County over the last 12 months (12,018 total YTD permits, 1,247 in Buckeye) Buckeye’s entitled land can support an ultimate buildout population of over 1.5 million, which would make it the second most populous city in Arizona after the City of Phoenix.

 Year

Population

Annual Growth Rate

Growth Trends

2000 Census  6,537  --  
2010 Census  50,876  +67.8%  
2015* Census 62,582  +4.6%  15th fastest growth in U.S.
 July 2016 MAG estimate  65,509   +4.8%  12th fastest growth in U.S.
July 2017 MAG estimate 69,947  +6.8%  7th fastest growth in U.S.
July 2018 MAG estimate  76,145   +8.9%  5th fastest growth in U.S.

5/1/2019 City est.

83,000

 +9.0%

1# Fastest growing in U.S. 

2020  87,700  +9.6%  
2030  147,600  +6.8%  
2040  310,800   +11.0%  

These figures represent only the population within the actual City limits of Buckeye.  MAG estimates that as of July 2018 there are an additional 12,000 people living within County islands within the Buckeye Municipal Planning Area, but not in the actual City limits.

Source: Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Socioeconomic Projections of Population, housing and Employment, July 1, 2018

*Source: Buckeye Special Census 2015


Housing

With a rapidly growing population, Buckeye’s average household income is projected to increase by almost $10,000 and median home values to increase by over $40,000 over the next five years.

City of Buckeye (Master Planning Area) 2018 2023
Households 20,470 23,576
Median Age 33 33
Population 16+ in Labor Force  94.7% -
Median Household Income $63,890 $74,279
Average Household Income $79,305 $95,355
Average Household Size 3.55 3.55
Average Home Value $228,290 $280,837

Source: ESRI Business Analytics Online, Dec. 2018

Drive Times for Population from Verrado Way & I-10

Travel Time 2018 2023
10 Minutes 141,246 162,350
15 Minutes 311,380 350,408
20 Minutes 432,338 480,368
25 Minutes 748,366 819,138
30 Minutes 1,104,146 1,199,424

Source: ESRI Business Analytics Online, Dec., 2018.

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