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Overview

Introduction to Buckeye, Arizona

Buckeye, Arizona is 24 miles SW of Peoria, Arizona and 29 miles W of Phoenix, Arizona. It is in Maricopa County. The town is part of the Phoenix-Mesa metro area.

Buckeye History

Thomas Newt Clanton and his family became the first permanent European residents in Buckeye when they arrived in 1887. In 1888, a town established. The town was named Sidney in 1910, but later renamed Buckeye because of the importance of the nearby Buckeye Canal. The area's first post office was established in 1888.

Buckeye and nearby Attractions

  • Buckeye Hills Regional Park
  • Robins Butte Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Estrella Mountain Regional Park
  • Pueblo Grande Ruin
  • Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum

Things To Do In Buckeye

The Buckeye Hills Regional Park provides opportunities for camping, hiking and target-shooting. The Robins Butte Wildlife Sanctuary is also a popular nearby destination. Local museums include the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, the Arizona State Capitol Museum and the Bead Museum.

Buckeye Transportation

Flights are available from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Buckeye Higher Education

Glendale Community College and Arizona State University-West are some of the local colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 57,165
Male Share of the Population 53.2%
Female Share of the Population 46.8%
Senior Citizens 8.7%
Employed Population 16+ 20,872
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $35,334
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,568
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,393

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,795
% Above Poverty Level 85.2%
% Below Poverty Level 14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,137
Median House Value $152,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.6%
Irish 7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Buckeye Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles SW of Peoria, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles W of Phoenix, Arizona
County Maricopa
Metro Area Phoenix - Mesa
Standard Zip Codes 85326
Phone Area Codes 623
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.37
Longitude -112.583

Buckeye Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BUCKEYE
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 87 F
Jul Temp 74 to 108 F
Oct Temp 53 to 90 F
Annual Precip 7.9 inches
Station TONOPAH 5 NE
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 66 F
Apr Temp 50 to 85 F
Jul Temp 77 to 107 F
Oct Temp 55 to 89 F
Annual Precip 5.9 inches
Station CASTLE HOT SPRINGS
Distance 44.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 66 F
Apr Temp 51 to 81 F
Jul Temp 75 to 103 F
Oct Temp 58 to 86 F
Annual Precip 15.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avondale 78,872 $59,831
El Mirage 33,010 $50,884
Goodyear 72,880 $76,088
Litchfield Park 5,253 $94,167
Tolleson 6,806 $33,000
Youngtown 6,405 $52,066

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Buckeye Public Libraries

Library
Buckeye Public Library
310 NORTH 6TH STREET
Buckeye, Arizona
(623) 386-2778

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Buckeye High Schools

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BUCKEYE UNION HIGH SCHOOL
902 EASON AVENUE
623-386-9714
A Title I School.
Serves 1,078 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

BUCKEYE UNION HIGH SCHOOL
902 EASON AVE.
623-873-1860
A Vocational School
Serves 712 students.

ADJC-SOUTHWEST REGIONAL
26701 S. HWY 85
623-386-8000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 114 students.

THE BUCKEYE ACADEMY
402 W. NARRAMORE
623-386-1072
Serves 50 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

ADJC-SUNRISE MOUNTAIN
26701 SOUTH HIGHWAY 85
Serves 28 students.

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