Maricopa, Arizona 

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+32.9% since 2020

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4.4 / 8.6

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Best Places to Live in Maricopa, Arizona

Maricopa, AZ is an exurban town in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area. With a population of just over 50,000, Maricopa offers a uniquely suburban lifestyle with many of the amenities of larger cities nearby. Boasting historic downtown areas, beautiful parks and trails, plus plenty of retail and dining options, it's no wonder why Maricopa continues to attract new residents from across the state and beyond. Enjoying excellent weather year-round and easy access to major cities like Phoenix and Scottsdale make Maricopa an attractive destination for many. Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley.
State: Arizona
County: Pinal County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area
City: Maricopa
Zip Codes: 85138 85139
Cost of Living: 3.5% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level

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Maricopa, Az Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pleasant winters
Air service
Intense summer heat
Growth and sprawl
Rapidly rising home prices

What Bert Has To Say About Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area

Originally a resort city, Phoenix has grown phenomenally in the past 40 years into a full-scale urban center- largely made possible by the advent of air-conditioning. The Phoenix metropolitan area covers over 1,000 square miles. Downtown, which is fairly modest for a city its size, features a few skyscrapers, the capitol, government offices, and a few quality museums. Surrounding downtown are several large and fairly distinct city-suburbs, mostly built on a sprawling grid, in some cases separated by low hills. These include the large middle-class suburbs of Peoria, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale; upscale Scottsdale; and the college area of Tempe which serves as home to Arizona State University. All areas are modern and generally lacking in historic interest, but keep in mind that Phoenix only had 100,000 residents in 1950.


The unemployment rate in Maricopa is 6.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Maricopa jobs have increased by 3.1%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Maricopa's cost of living is 3.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Maricopa's Cost of Living

March, November and April are the most pleasant months in Maricopa, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Pinal county remained very strongly Republican, 57.7% to 40.5%. More Voting Stats

Maricopa's population is 57,075 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 32.9%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 35.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Maricopa is Real Estate: $370,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 15.4%.

Maricopa public schools spend $7,423 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 21.7 students per teacher in Maricopa. More Education

Best Places to Live in Maricopa Rankings

Housing Market in Maricopa

It's a good time to buy in Maricopa. Home Appreciation is up 15.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Maricopa is $370,500.
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Reviews for Maricopa   6 Reviews
Best Little Town - 1/12/2018
Maricopa is one of the very few hard to find communities, where neighbors still care about one another and actually try to help each other. But at the same time stay... Read More

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Alright - 1/17/2017
Maricopa is alright. It is definitely not the best city, of course. There are not many good places to go here in... Read More

Popuplation update - 7/13/2012
Please update the population and other pertinent information regarding Maricopa, AZ. The population is approximately 43,482 not... Read More

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