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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population59,310
Male Share of the Population53.6%
Female Share of the Population46.4%
Senior Citizens9.9%
Employed Population 16+21,839
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married50.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.5%
Median Earnings25+$35,587
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,111
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,703

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,724
% Above Poverty Level87.6%
% Below Poverty Level12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone15.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,143
Median House Value$166,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.9%
Irish7.6%
English5.9%
Italian3.9%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.5%
Polish1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Russian0.7%
African0.7%
Greek0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Arab0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Belizean0.1%
South African0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
German0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
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Buckeye Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maricopa County
Standard Zip Codes85326, 85396
Phone Area Codes623
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude33.38
Approximate Longitude-112.55

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)

StationBUCKEYE
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp37 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 87 F
Jul Temp74 to 108 F
Oct Temp53 to 90 F
Annual Precip7.9 inches
StationTONOPAH 5 NE
Distance19.5 miles
Jan Temp38 to 66 F
Apr Temp50 to 85 F
Jul Temp77 to 107 F
Oct Temp55 to 89 F
Annual Precip5.9 inches
StationCASTLE HOT SPRINGS
Distance44.2 miles
Jan Temp40 to 66 F
Apr Temp51 to 81 F
Jul Temp75 to 103 F
Oct Temp58 to 86 F
Annual Precip15.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avondale80,631$61,540
El Mirage33,937$50,483
Goodyear72,629$80,766
Litchfield Park5,449$93,319
Tolleson6,985$42,377
Youngtown6,563$51,798

Buckeye Public Libraries

Buckeye Public Library
21699 WEST YUMA ROAD, SUITE 116
Buckeye, Arizona
(623) 349-6300

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Buckeye Public Schools

Tartesso Elementary School
29677 W. Indianola Road
ZIP: 85322
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Aspc - Lewis
26700 S. Hwy 85
ZIP: 85326
Other
Bales Elementary School
25400 W. Maricopa Rd.
ZIP: 85326
Primary
Total Enrollment 848
Buckeye Elementary School
211 S 7th Street
ZIP: 85326
Primary
Total Enrollment 882
Buckeye Union High School
902 Eason Avenue
ZIP: 85326
High
Total Enrollment 1373
Buhsd Institute Of Online Learning
751 N. 215th Ave
ZIP: 85326
High
E-institute At Buckeye
6213 S. Miller Ave.
ZIP: 85326
High
Total Enrollment 77
Eagle Point School
26701 South Hwy 85
ZIP: 85326
Freedom Elementary School
22150 W. Sundance Parkway
ZIP: 85326
Primary
Total Enrollment 853
Inca Elementary School
23600 West Durango Street
ZIP: 85326
Primary
Total Enrollment 740
Liberty Elementary School
19818 W Hwy 85
ZIP: 85326
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Odyssey Institute For Advanced And International Studies
1495 S Airport Rd
ZIP: 85326
Other
Total Enrollment 950
Rainbow Valley Elementary School
19716 W. Narramore Road
ZIP: 85326
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Steven R. Jasinski Elementary School
4280 S. 246th Ave
ZIP: 85326
Primary
Total Enrollment 926
Sundance Elementary
23800 West Hadley
ZIP: 85326
Primary
Total Enrollment 813
The Odyssey Preparatory Academy
6500 S. Apache Rd.
ZIP: 85326
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Verrado Elementary School
20873 W. Sunrise Lane
ZIP: 85326
Primary
Total Enrollment 897
Verrado Middle School
20880 W. Main Street
ZIP: 85326
Primary
Total Enrollment 1060
West-mec - Buckeye Union High School
902 Eason Ave.
ZIP: 85326
High
Total Enrollment 3
West-mec - Youngker High School
3000 S. Apache Road
ZIP: 85326
High
Total Enrollment 5
Westpark Elementary School
2700 South 257th Drive
ZIP: 85326
Primary
Total Enrollment 741
Youngker High School
3000 S. Apache Road
ZIP: 85326
High
Total Enrollment 1580
Festival Foothills Elementary School
26252 W. Desert Vista Blvd.
ZIP: 85396
Primary
Total Enrollment 208
Verrado High School
20050 W. Indian School Rd.
ZIP: 85396
High
Total Enrollment 1855
West-mec - Verrado High School
20050 W. Indian School Road
ZIP: 85396
High

Buckeye Private Schools

Grace Fellowship Academy
1300 N Miller Rd
ZIP: 85326
Elementary
Total Enrollment 66
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