Maricopa is a city in the Pinal County of the State of Arizona. At the time of the United States Census in 2010, it had 43,482 inhabitants. The city is located about 50 km south of Phoenix and is part of the metropolitan area.
From the air, Maricopa's view is dominated by residential areas.
|Situation in Arizona|
|Time zone:||Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7)|
|inhabitants:||43,482 (status: 2010)|
|population density:||570.6 inhabitants per km2|
|area:||76.4 km2 (approx. 29 mi2)|
of which 76.2 km2 (approx. 29 mi2) country
|ZIP/postal Codes:||85139, 85138|
|area code:||+1 520|
Maricopa's geographical coordinates are(33,056702, -112,046656) The city area is very irregular shaped.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total surface area of 83 km2, all land, with the landscape largely flat, and the nearest mountains are about 15-30 km away.
|Goodyear||Gila River Indian Community||Gila River Indian Community|
|Ak-Chin Village||Gila River Indian Community|
|Palo Verde Mountains||Stanfield||Casa Grande|
Originally, the town was named Maricopa Junction because it was here that the route was diverted to Phoenix. In 1887, the nearby Maricopa Station changed its name to Heaton and the word "junction" was dropped.
Maricopa was not incorporated until October 15, 2003, and thus the 88th. City in Arizona. Between 2000, when Maricopa of the United States Census Bureau was classified as a Census-designated place, and in 2010, the population of Maricopas rose from 1,040 to 43,482 inhabitants.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the time of the United States Census 2000, Maricopa inhabited 1,040 people. The population density was 99.4 people per km². There were 329 housing units, an average of 31.4 per square kilometer. The population of Maricopa was 46.35% white, 3.08% black or African American, 6.63% Native American, 0% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 40.00% said they belong to other breeds and 3.94% said they were two or more breeds. 70.38% of the population declared to be Hispanos or Latinos of any race.
The inhabitants of Maricopas were divided into 292 households, of which 46.6% were children under the age of 18. 53.1% of households were married, 14.7% had a female board without a husband, and 22.3% were not families. 13.7% of households were made up of individuals and 3.1% of households had one or more individuals at the age of 65. The average household size was 3.56 and the average family size was 3.85.
The population was 34.3% of minors, 12.1% of 18-24 year olds, 30.3% of 25-44 year olds, 16.3% of 45-64 year olds and 7.0% of those aged 65 or over. The median age was 26 years. 100 women each accounted for 122.7 men. Of those aged over 18, 100 women accounted for 125.4 men.
The median household income in Maricopa was $30,625, and median family income reached $32,222. The average income of men was $26,339, compared to $16,750 for women. Per capita income was $9,175. 23.4% of the population and 19.1% of families had an income below the poverty line, of which 31.0% of minors and 0% of the age group 65 and above were affected.
At the time of the United States Census 2010, the first census after the census of the city and the strong population growth, Maricopa occupied 43,482 people. The population density was 526.4 people per km². There were 17,240 housing units, an average of 208.7 per square kilometer. The population of Maricopa was 70.2% white, 9.7% black or African American, 2.0% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 8.5% said they belong to other breeds and 5.3% said they were two or more breeds. 24.4% of the population declared to be Hispanos or Latinos of any race.
In 2010, the residents of Maricopas distributed to 14,359 households, of which 47.1% were children under the age of 18. 37.5% of households were married, 10.9% had a female household executive without a husband, and 22.6% were non-families. 15.6% of households were individuals, and in 2.5% of households, at the age of 65 or more, someone lived alone. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.38.
The population was 32.5% of minors, 6.2% of 18-24 year olds, 35.0% of 25-44 year olds, 19.8% of 45-64 year olds and 6.5% of those aged 65 or over. The median age was 31.2 years. Each 100 women accounted for 98.5 men. Of those aged over 18, 100 women accounted for 94.8 men.
In 2009, according to Census Bureaus estimates, median household income in Maricopa was $67,692, and median family income reached $69,818. Per capita income amounted to $27,618. 3.7% of the population and 5.2% of families had an income below the poverty line.
Maricopa runs Arizona State Route 238 and Arizona State Route 347, located about 15 miles north of Interstate 8 and as many miles west of Interstate 10.
Maricopa's train station is served three times a week by Amtraks train pairs Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle.
- Bill Starr (* 1933), author