The area covered by the city is 392 sq. miles. With 62,138 people, Buckeye is the 17th most populated city in the state of Arizona out of 442 cities. The median resident age is 32.5 years. 76.1% of Buckeye’s population is Caucasian, 7.91% African American, 1.58% Asian, 2.39% American Indian, and 0.43% are native Hawaiian with the remaining 11% consisting of different races. English and Spanish are the main languages spoken. 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. Prominent educational institutions of the city are Verrado High School, Buckeye Elementary School District, Liberty Elementary School District, Wickenburg Union High School District, the Odyssey Academy and Youngker High School. There is a professional college in the area that provides quality education and has job training programs.
The per Capita income in the city is $20,922 that is 25% lower than the national Income per Capita. The median household income is $65,547.In 2014, the median household income of Buckeye residents was $58,703. The median house price in the Buckeye is $149,100 and average rent is $ 1132. The cost of living in the city is 5% lower than the national average.
Population is growing rapidly in the city due to business expansions. 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.
A popular recreation destination in Buckeye is the Buckeye Hills Recreation Area. It is located 7 miles (11 km) south of downtown Buckeye on State Route 85. A 900-acre Buckeye Lake is planned. The City of Buckeye’s Skyline Regional Park is an 8,700 acre mountain preserve located in the southern White Tank Mountains. The park features 8 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians, picnic areas and camping. Entry to the park is free. By the end of September 2016, 9 additional miles of trails will be constructed for a total of 17 miles of trails.
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