Buckeye, Arizona

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Buckeye is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States and is the westernmost suburb in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The population of the town in July 2009 was 52,764.[1]



Buckeye is located at 33°22′14″N 112°35′27″W / 33.37056°N 112.59083°W / 33.37056; -112.59083 (33.370520, -112.590899).[3] It is approximately 30 miles (48 km) west of Phoenix, Arizona and 350 miles (560 km) east of Los Angeles, California.

According to the Town of Buckeye Community Development Department, the Municipal Planning Area (MPA) is 591.69 square miles (1,532.5 km2). Approximately 400 square miles (1,000 km2) has been annexed into the town limits.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,537 people, 2,158 households, and 1,624 families residing in the town. The population density was 44.8 people per square mile (17.3/km²). There were 2,344 housing units at an average density of 16.1/sq mi (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 72.54% White, 3.37% Black or African American, 1.71% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 19.34% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 36.65% of the population. 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.

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