Buckeye, AZ
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Living in Buckeye

Buckeye is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 91,502 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Buckeye is the 14th largest community in Arizona. Buckeye has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Buckeye, where the median household income is $79,156.00.

Buckeye real estate is some of the most expensive in Arizona, although Buckeye house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Buckeye is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Buckeye is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Buckeye who work in office and administrative support (13.73%), sales jobs (10.16%), and management occupations (9.79%).

Also of interest is that Buckeye has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Buckeye telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.55% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Buckeye, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.06 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, Buckeye is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.71% of adults 25 and older in Buckeye have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Buckeye in 2018 was $26,079, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,316 for a family of four. However, Buckeye contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Buckeye is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Buckeye home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Buckeye residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Buckeye also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Buckeye include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Buckeye is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.