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The Cities and communities of Maricopa County, Arizona*

Aguila, Ahwatukee, Arlington, Avondale

Buckeye

Carefree, Cashion, Cave Creek, Chandler

El Mirage

Fort McDowell, Fountain Hills

Gila Bend, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Guadalupe

Higley

Komatke

Laveen, Lehi, Litchfield Park

Mesa, Mobile, Morristown

New River

Ocotillo

Palo Verde, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix

Queen Creek

Scottsdale, Sentinel, Sun City, Sun City West, Sun Lakes, Surprise

Tempe, Theba, Tolleson, Tonopah, Tortilla Flat

Wickenburg, Wittmann

Youngtown

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area..

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Information & Facts about Maricopa County, Arizona

 

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Government

Maricopa County has a Board of Supervisors which consists of five Supervisors elected by district, one of whom is elected by the Board to serve as Chairperson. The county seat is located in Phoenix.

Maricopa County page

Maricopa County Courthouse
301 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85003-2143
Phone: (602) 506-3271
FAX: (602) 506-5997

 

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Population:

1990 - 2,122,100
1996 - 2,611,327
2000 - 3,072,149
2005 - 3,648,545

Density:
2000 - 333.8 persons per square mile

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Location:

in south-cental Arizona. Surrounding counties include Yavapai County to the north, Gila County to the east, Pinal County to the southeast, Pima County to the south, Yuma County to the west and La Paz County to the west

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Climate:

Average winter high temperature: 65.9 degrees
Average summer high temperature: 105.9 degrees

Average winter low temperature: 41.2 degrees
Average summer low temperature: 81 degrees

Learn more about the heat in the county area
Here is a current weather page for Maricopa County

Temperature and other records in the area

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Other Facts and Figures:

All of Arizona is on the Mountain Standard Time - year round. When other parts of the country go on daylight savings time, Arizona remains on standard time.

Median Household Income:
2002 - $45,776
2003 - $46,322

Per capita Income:
1999 - $22,251

Median price of new home:
2000 - $251,795

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History:

Established: Feb 14, 1871

Try this history page for the county.

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Geography:

Total area: 9,224 square miles
Total land area: 9,203 square miles
Total water area: 21 square miles


4th most populous county in US, 14th largest county in the US

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Genealogy:

Maricopa County GenWeb page
Cemeteries of Maricopa County

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Libraries:

Maricopa County Library

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Schools:

Maricopa County Schools

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Economy:

While the county was previously maintained by tourism and resource-based sectors, it has evolved into highly technical manufacturing including electronics and aerospace. It is also becoming well-known as a center for customer service, distribution and other services. A large number of large corporation have re-located their headquarters into this metropolitan area. The largest employers in the private sector are varied industries such as health services, retail stores, manufacturing, computer technology and grocery distribution.

Maricopa County Department of Economic Development

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Organizations & Groups

Gilbert Arizona Chamber of Commerce
202 North Gilbert Road
P.O. Box 527
Gilbert, Arizona 85299
Phone: (480) 892-0056
Fax: 602-250-5735


Scottsdale Convention & Visitor's Bureau
4343 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite #170
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480-421-1004
Fax: 480-421-9733

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Attractions & Other Information

Transportation for the Area

There are many places to go and things to see in the area. Among these are:
Arizona Chamber Symphony
Arizona Opera (also in Tucson)
Arizona Science Center
Desert Botanical Garden
Chandler Center for the Arts
Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Arts
Grady Gammage Auditorium (at ASU)
Nelson Fine Arts Center (at ASU)
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Symphony
Phoenix Zoo
Red River Opry
Shemer Art Center
Symphony Hall
Taliesin West, former summer home of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

SPORTS & RECREATION

Outdoor recreation abounds in the area. Among the offerings are:

The Arizona Cardinals (NFL Football)

Phoenix Suns (NBA Basketball)

Phoenix Mercury (WNBA Basketball)

Arizona Diamondbacks (Major League Baseball)

Phoenix Coyotes (NHL Hockey)

Arizona Rattlers (Arena Football)

Cactus League (professional baseball spring training)

Professional golf tournaments during the season
Phoenix Greyhound Park Racing
Phoenix International Raceway
Golf Courses - 25 within 15 minutes
The Fiesta Bowl
Sun Devil Stadium

At one time, there was an indoor soccer team here called the Sand Sharks. They last played in 1997. The team was re-formed in 1998 as the Arizona Thunder and operated until around 2001.

 

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