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Founded in 1888, this western most community of the Valley of the Sun is home to over 20,000 people. for the past 20 years, growth in the greater Phoenix area has been robust in three of our four quadrants of the region. With those areas rapidly nearing build out, the last frontier rests in the southwest valley and the Town of Buckeye. Town planners project that it will take at least 30 years for the nearly 600-mile planning area that stretches from almost Wickenburg to Gila Bend, the Hassayampa River to Perryville Road, to be built out.
As Arizona’s biggest “small town,” we still enjoy the great feeling of a small community. Buckeye celebrates Country fest in the fall, Pioneer Days in the spring, and a great family Fourth of July.
Currently there are over 240,000 homes planned in Buckeye. Given the size and number of the master planned developments within the Town limits, the population will explode to over 100,000 by the year 2010. Along with homes, there are world-class retail, entertainment, health care, education, and employment uses planned. Buckeye is fortunate to be intersected by five highways, home to a general aviation airport, and served by the railroad. Virtually every major mode of transportation makes Buckeye accessible from multiple points. In addition to this, the Town of Buckeye sits on the state’s largest untapped groundwater aquifer, the Hassayampa River Basin. And the majestic view of the White Tank Mountains from every vantage point creates a unique and unparalleled landscape.
Being located just 35 miles west of Phoenix makes it convenient for work, sightseeing, and an exciting nightlife, yet far enough away to retain a comfortable small town feeling. Therefore, residents can take advantage of the amenities found in a metropolitan city and throughout its western suburbs, and then return to the quiet comforts of home. This once sleepy agricultural town is at the dawn of a new era, and those residents who are proud to call Buckeye home have found a great place to live, work and discover the best that Arizona has to offer.
There were 2,158 households out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.47.
In the town the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.
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.
Based on the 2005 Maricopa County Census Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, the 2005 population of Buckeye was estimated to be 25,406. Most recently, Town officials have estimated the mid-2007 population at 42,000.
The original Buckeye was built around downtown’s main street, Monroe Avenue. The first neighborhoods spread out from Monroe Avenue along First through Tenth streets and other cross streets.
In the mid-twentieth century, the Valencia neighborhood was built just north of downtown, centering upon Baseline Road and Fourth Street.
The biggest waves of development began in the early twenty-first century, with the Town’s first master-planned community, Sundance. This neighborhood is located in general vicinity of the intersection of Yuma and Watson roads near Interstate 10. Sundance Towne Center is located here and is the first of several large shopping centers to be built in Buckeye.
Second came Verrado, a master-planned community located along Verrado Way north of Interstate 10. This new urbanist style development is highly regarded around the Phoenix area and across the United States. Nearby is the Buckeye Parkway Center retail development.
A few of the many other master-planned communities currently under development are Tartesso, Sun Valley, Sun City Festival, and Spurlock Ranch, all located along the Sun Valley Parkway north of Interstate 10. The community of WestPark is another growing development northwest of downtown Buckeye, where WestPark Elementary is located.
Many other smaller subdivisions are part of the Town of Buckeye as well.
Due to the amount of land that the Town of Buckeye has annexed or plans to annex (up to 600 square miles), the population may increase to over that of the current population of Phoenix itself. Buckeye is projected to expand to over 380,000 residents by 2030, with some projections giving the city some two million inhabitants by 2050, which would make it the largest suburb in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and possibly the United States, surpassing Mesa which, by that time, will have been built out completely. Source Wikipedia