Buckeye Relocation Guide
Buckeye is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona and is the westernmost suburb in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The population was 50,876 at the 2010 census. Since 2000, the Buckeye town population exploded, up 678.3% from the previous U.S. census.
Buckeye is located 30 miles west of Phoenix and has a balanced economy with a mix of agriculture, manufacturing and services. It is the largest producer of Pima Cotton in the USA.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,383, and the median income for a family was $39,194. Males had a median income of $32,357 versus $24,901 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,627. About 16.2% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.
According to the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Buckeye business community is comprised of a diverse employment base with many small thriving businesses, combined with large enterprises. This provides for a strong and vital local economy. Arizona has become one of the fastest growing states in the U.S., and, in July 2007 Buckeye was named the second fastest growing town in the nation by Forbes Magazine. Even with the economic downturn, Buckeye is still 9th in the nation for growth. Warm and welcoming residents and a very desirable climate provide a great lifestyle.
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