Maricopa, AZ
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Maricopa is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 48,602 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Maricopa is the 20th largest community in Arizona. Much of the housing stock in Maricopa was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Maricopa economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Maricopa, where the median household income is $65,214.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Maricopa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Maricopa is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Maricopa who work in office and administrative support (15.28%), sales jobs (10.47%), and management occupations (9.76%).

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

One downside of living in Maricopa is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Maricopa, the average commute to work is 34.72 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Maricopa is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.60% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Maricopa in 2010 was $25,222, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,888 for a family of four. However, Maricopa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Maricopa is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Maricopa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Maricopa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Maricopa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Maricopa include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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