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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Maricopa is a town in Arizona with a population of 47,314. Maricopa is in Pinal County. Living in Maricopa offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Maricopa there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Maricopa and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Maricopa...
Population
47,314

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$185,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,343
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Maricopa Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    148
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    117.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    820
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Maricopa

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,572
National
$55,322
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Maricopa Reviews

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I've lived in Maricopa for the past 14 years. The city has grown and excelled tremendously since the recession of '08. The housing market is currently going up. Lots of new businesses have been starting to open. There is a wide variety of K-8 schools to choose, including charter. A downside is there is only one main high school in the area, so kids go to schools like Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista 30 minutes away. Also, there isn't much activities to do as a teenager in this town, but there are a lot of job opportunities. Maricopa is still very much a bedroom city with people still commuting to Tempe, Chandler, and Phoenix for work and school. This city was built on the idea of family and it really shows with its many family friendly activities throughout the year. If you are starting a family or one with young children, I would advise you to move here for the time being; after your kids hit middle school, you should look for better options and opportunities elsewhere.
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Maricopa, Arizona is one of the fastest growing towns/cities in the nation, yet still provides a tight-knit, small-town feel. Maricopa provides many activities for teens and children with the Ultrastar Multi-entertainment Center, which includes a massive movie theater, bowling, an arcade, laser tag, and a restaurant, the 347 grill. Another great activity is the Copper Sky Recreational Center which includes 2 large parks, 1 small park for small children, a lake for fishing, and a massive field for soccer and other field sports.
Maricopa is a great town to start your life in or maybe own a house there after all the kids are gone, but not a town to stay in. Every "attraction" quickly becomes stale and day to day life becomes redundant with no new adventures waiting for you. In my opinion, I would not live here with my kids; with less for them to do, it would be easier for them to find themselves getting into sketchy situations. Although, Maricopa does offer a lot for our local senior citizens. Private neighborhood, local casino, events held every week always something new, discounts galore, it's amazing if you're of older age.