Relocation Guide

Location - State of Arizona, Maricopa County
Buckeye, AZ, 85326
Latitude33.37N
Longitude112.583 W
Elevation869 Feet

Overview
Demographics
Population57,191
Area660 sq. miles
Median Age31.5
Family Residences75.3%
Income
Average Household Income$42,269
Median Housing Value$110,000
Economic
Recent Job Growth2.26%
Future Job Growth17.40%
Unemployment Rate3.80%
Sales Tax Rate9.30%
Employment by Sector
Management/Business/Financial8.53%
Professional14.51%
Service15.34%
Sales/Office22.65%
Agriculture3.64%
Construction/Maintenance19.36%
Production/Transportation16.15%
Weather
Average Rainfall6 inches
Average Temperature70 degrees
Average Summer High104 degrees
Average Winter Low40 degrees
Sunny Days per Year295
Humidity Comfort Index46/100

Economic Resources

Diversity
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.


Large Employers

Private
Canam Steel Corp
Wal-Mart Distribution Center
Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc.
Arizona Public Service (APS)
Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station
Schult Homes
Travel Centers of America
Hospice of the Valley
The Wigwam Resort
Shea Homes
Arizona-American Water
Costco Wholesale
Meritage Active Adult at Sundance
Yates/Buick Pontiac GMC
Keller Equipment
The Orcutt/Winslow Patnership
H-Four Farms
Sundance Golf Club
Pulte Homes
Verrado Golf Club

Public
City of Buckeye
Buckeye Union High School District
Buckeye Elementary School District
AZ Department of Corrections
Liberty Elementary School District


Education
Pupil/Teacher Ratio19.3
Students Per Librarian429
Students Per Counselor388
2 Year College Grads5.61%
4 Year College Grads7.36%
Graduate Degrees2.88%
High School Graduates71.15%
School Expenditure per Pupil$4,760

Schools
Maricopa County Superintendant of Public Instruction - (602) 506-3866
Community College/Vocational
Estrella Mountain Community Collegewww.emc.maricopa.edu (623)935-8000
Glendale Community Collegewww.gc.maricopa.edu (623)845-3000
Southwest Skill Centerwww.estrellamountain.edu (623)535-2700
High School Districts
Buckeye Union High School Districtwww.buhsd.org (623) 386-9701
Buckeye Academy(623) 386-1072
Buckeye Union High School(623) 386-4423
Estrella Foothills High School(623) 327-2400
Youngker High School(623) 474-0100
Agua Fria Union High School Districtwww.aguafria.org (623)932-7000
Agua Fria High School(623) 932-7300
Desert Edge High School(623) 932-7500
Millennium High School(623) 932-7200
Verrado High School(623) 932-7400
Elementary School Districts
Buckeye Elementary School Districtwww.besd.k12.az.us (623)386-4487
Bales Elementary School(623) 847-8503
Buckeye Elementary School(623) 386-4487
Sundance Elementary School(623) 847-8531
West Park Elementary School(623) 386-4487
Steven R. Jasinski(623) 925-3100
Liberty Elementary School Districtwww.liberty.k12.az.us (623) 327-2940
Liberty Elementary School(623) 327-2810
Estrella Elementary School(623) 327-2820
Rainbow Elementary School(623) 327-2830
Weststar Elementary School(623) 327-2840
Freedom Elementary School(623) 327-2850
Litchfield Elementary School Districtwww.lesd.k12.az.us (623) 535-6000
Verrado Middle School(623) 547-1300
Palo Verde Elementary School Districtwww.pvesd.org (623)327-3680
Palo Verde Elementary School(623) 327-3680
Unified School Districts
Saddle Mountain Unified School District (623) 474-5100

Tonopah Valley High School(623) 474-5200
Ruth Fisher Elementary School(623) 386-5688
Tartesso Elementary School(623)
Wickenburg Unified School District(623) 668-5350
Festival Foothills Elementary(928) 501-6000
Vulture Peak Middle School(928)
Wickenburg High School(928)

Churches
Buckeye First Assembly of God(623) 386-4783
Buckeye Seventh-Day Adventist Church(623) 386-6709
Community Church (623) 386-2674
First Southern Baptist Church(623) 386-5614
Grace Fellowship Church (623) 393-8386
Liberty United Methodist Church(623) 386-4090
Mountain Vista Community Church (623) 474-5757
Mount Pleasant Church(623) 386-6365
St. Henry's Catholic Church(623) 386-6407
Skyway Church of Buckeye(623) 386-6407
Victory Baptist Church (623)-386-3240

Newspapers
Buckeye Valley News(623) 386-4426
West Valley View(623) 535-8439
The Arizona Republic(602) 444-8000

Utilities
Water
Arizona-American Water(623)815-3113
Buckeye Water(623)349-6100
Global Water(623)580-9600
Electricity
Arizona Public Service (623)386-4474
Gas
Southwest Gas(602)861-1999
Telephone/Internet/Cable TV
Cox Communications(623)594-1142
Qwest(623)210-3295
Trash
Allied Waste(602)237-2078
Sierra Waste(602)243-6555
Location - State of Arizona, Maricopa County
Buckeye, AZ, 85326
Latitude33.37N
Longitude112.583 W
Elevation869 Feet

Overview
Demographics
Population52,000
Area660 sq. miles
Median Age31.2
Family Residences75.3%
Income
Average Household Income$42,280
Median Housing Value$110,000
Economic
Recent Job Growth2.26%
Future Job Growth17.40%
Unemployment Rate3.80%
Sales Tax Rate9.30%
Employment by Sector
Management/Business/Financial8.53%
Professional14.51%
Service15.34%
Sales/Office22.65%
Agriculture3.64%
Construction/Maintenance19.36%
Production/Transportation16.15%
Weather
Average Rainfall6 inches
Average Temperature70 degrees
Average Summer High104 degrees
Average Winter Low40 degrees
Sunny Days per Year295
Humidity Comfort Index46/100

Economic Resources

Diversity
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.


Large Employers

Private
Quincy Joist
Wal-Mart Distribution Center
Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc.
Arizona Public Service (APS)
Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station
Schult Homes
Travel Centers of America
Hospice of the Valley
The Wigwam Resort
Shea Homes
Arizona-American Water
Costco Wholesale
Meritage Active Adult at Sundance
Yates/Buick Pontiac GMC
Keller Equipment
The Orcutt/Winslow Patnership
H-Four Farms
Sundance Golf Club
Pulte Homes
The Raven at Verrado

Public
City of Buckeye
Buckeye Union High School District
Buckeye Elementary School District
AZ Department of Corrections
Liberty Elementary School District


Education
Pupil/Teacher Ratio19.3
Students Per Librarian429
Students Per Counselor388
2 Year College Grads5.61%
4 Year College Grads7.36%
Graduate Degrees2.88%
High School Graduates71.15%
School Expenditure per Pupil$4,760

Schools
Maricopa County Superintendant of Public Instruction - (602) 506-3866
Community College/Vocational
Estrella Mountain Community Collegewww.emc.maricopa.edu (623)935-8000
Glendale Community Collegewww.gc.maricopa.edu (623)845-3000
Southwest Skill Centerwww.estrellamountain.edu (623)535-2700
High School Districts
Buckeye Union High School Districtwww.buhsd.org (623) 386-9701
Buckeye Academy(623) 386-1072
Buckeye Union High School(623) 386-4423
Estrella Foothills High School(623) 327-2400
Youngker High School(623) 474-0100
Agua Fria Union High School Districtwww.aguafria.org (623)932-7000
Agua Fria High School(623) 932-7300
Desert Edge High School(623) 932-7500
Millennium High School(623) 932-7200
Verrado High School(623) 932-7400
Elementary School Districts
Buckeye Elementary School Districtwww.besd.k12.az.us (623)386-4487
Bales Elementary School(623) 847-8503
Buckeye Elementary School(623) 386-4487
Sundance Elementary School(623) 847-8531
West Park Elementary School(623) 386-4487
Steven R. Jasinski(623) 925-3100
Liberty Elementary School Districtwww.liberty.k12.az.us (623) 327-2940
Liberty Elementary School(623) 327-2810
Estrella Elementary School(623) 327-2820
Rainbow Elementary School(623) 327-2830
Weststar Elementary School(623) 327-2840
Freedom Elementary School(623) 327-2850
Litchfield Elementary School Districtwww.lesd.k12.az.us (623) 535-6000
Verrado Middle School(623) 547-1300
Palo Verde Elementary School Districtwww.pvesd.org (623)327-3680
Palo Verde Elementary School(623) 327-3680
Unified School Districts
Saddle Mountain Unified School District (623) 474-5100

Tonopah Valley High School(623) 474-5200
Ruth Fisher Elementary School(623) 386-5688
Tartesso Elementary School(623)
Wickenburg Unified School District(623) 668-5350
Festival Foothills Elementary(928) 501-6000
Vulture Peak Middle School(928)
Wickenburg High School(928)

Churches
Buckeye First Assembly of God(623) 386-4783
Buckeye Seventh-Day Adventist Church(623) 386-6709
Community Church(623) 386-2674
First Southern Baptist Church(623) 386-5614
Grace Fellowship Church(623) 393-8386
Liberty United Methodist Church(623) 386-4090
Mountain Vista Community Church(623) 474-5757
Mount Pleasant Church (623) 386-6365
St. Henry's Catholic Church(623) 386-6407
Skyway Church of Buckeye(623) 386-6407

Newspapers
Buckeye Valley News(623) 386-4426
West Valley View(623) 535-8439
The Arizona Republic(602) 444-8000

Utilities
Water
Arizona-American Water(623)815-3113
Buckeye Water(623)349-6100
Global Water(623)580-9600
Electricity
Arizona Public Service (623)386-4474
Gas
Southwest Gas(602)861-1999
Telephone/Internet/Cable TV
Cox Communications(623)594-1142
Qwest(623)210-3295
Trash
Allied Waste(602)237-2078
Sierra Waste(602)243-6555