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 85,000 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.
Annual Growth Rate
|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.|
9/1/2019 City est.
1# Fastest growing in U.S.
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
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|
|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
Source: ESRI Business Analytics Online, Dec., 2018.