Buckeye is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 62,138 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Buckeye is the 17th 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 $58,939.00.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Buckeye is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Buckeye is a town 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 (16.54%), sales jobs (12.76%), and management occupations (6.60%).
One downside of living in Buckeye is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Buckeye, the average commute to work is 32.46 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Buckeye rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.16% of adults 25 and older in Buckeye have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Buckeye in 2010 was $19,704, which is middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,816 for a family of four. However, Buckeye contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Buckeye is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 34.76% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Buckeye include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Buckeye is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.