Buckeye is a city located in the west of Phoenix city in Maricopa County, Arizona. The area covered by the city is 392 sq. mile (1015 km2). It is situated 869 ft above sea level. The city comprises of 73,685 inhabitants. Male proportion in the population is 53.5 percent and that of female is 46.5 percent. Population density is 129 / sq. mile. The median resident age is 32.5 years. 76.1 percent population is Caucasian, 7.91 percent is African American, 1.58 percent is Asian, 2.39 percent is American Indian, and 0.43 percent are native Hawaiian and 11 percent belongs to different races.35 percent of the population comprises of youth. English (73 percent) and Spanish (23 percent) and 4 percent other languages are spoken by the people. The average household size is 3.03 and the average family size is 3.47.Christianity is the major religion practiced in the city.
The education system of the area is of average scale. Student to teacher ratio is 18:1. There are more than 10 schools serving in the city. 60.7 percent residents completed high school education, 25.1 percent passed college exam, 17.5 percent completed their Bachelors degree, 5 percent attained Masters Degree and 0.7 percent passed Professional degree exam. Prominent educational institutions of the city are Verrado High School, Buckeye Elementary School District, Liberty Elementary School District, Wickonberg Union High School District, the Odyssey Academy and Youngker High School. There is a professional college in the area that not only provides quality education but also gives job training program and community education classes.
The per Capita income in the city is $20922 that is 25 percent lower than the national Income per Capita. The median household income is $65,547 and the median income occupied by owner is $75,004. Sales tax in the city is 6.3percent. 18percent of the employers work in health care and education industry, 15 percent are working in the retail service industry, 11 percent in the construction industry, 10 percent in the professional jobs, 9 percent in the manufacturing sector and the same proportion in the transportation industry. Unemployment rate is 5.1 percent in the area that is lower than the national average. 12.5 percent of the inhabitants are living below poverty level that is 16 percent lower than the national poverty level. The median house price in the Buckeye is $149,100 and average rent is $ 1132. People living per house are 2.4. 70 percent of the residents are living in their own houses while 30 percent of the houses are occupied by the renters. The cost of living in the city is 5 percent lower than the national average.
Population is growing rapidly in the city due to which business expands. Additionally, the Government provides several incentives for initiating business in the city. The city is administered by a Mayor with its council members elected by the residents. The management is responsible for all the departments and committees that are involved in providing services to the city. The city has a well organized infrastructure that serves the inhabitants. There are four major roads, Valley metro bus service, train, an airport that is operated by the city administration.