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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    A+
  8. Cost of Living
    C-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B
Maricopa County is located in Arizona with a population of 4,253,913. Maricopa County is one of the best places to live in Arizona. In Maricopa County, most residents own their homes. In Maricopa County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Maricopa County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Maricopa County are above average.
Population
4,253,913

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,079
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Maricopa County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    299.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    129.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    562.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,183.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    305.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Maricopa County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,606
National
$55,322

Maricopa County Reviews

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I love the weather here. So many people complain about it being to hot, but I love walking outside and feeling the heat on my body. I love feeling the wind as I'm driving and I love going to the movie theater. I just love the overall atmosphere. Most people I encounter are polite although there are some exceptions. Although I love living here, I do wish that people would stay home during this pandemic. Whenever I walk outside, I see the same amount of cars I saw before the pandemic. I still see people partying and eating out. The drivers here are also terrible. People never use their blinker lights and I constantly see people getting cut off on the road. Despite all the negative things I said, I still love Maricopa County and I want to stay here for as long as possible.
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Love the people here and the weather (except for summer) is great! Lots of opportunities for job growth and great universities. Housing market is still affordable and neighborhoods are family friendly
The thing that I like about Maricopa County is that it is a diverse place and a lot of people are moving here.One thing that I would change from this place is that I would make sure that some areas would be cleaner and there are some people that makes this place unfriendly, but that is in every single neighborhood.