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Buckeye fastest growing city in U.S.

Post Date:05/23/2019 10:53 am

Buckeye, Arizona is now listed as the number one fastest growing city in the country according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The list of the 15 fastest growing cities by percentage in the U.S. with populations of over 50,000 was released earlier today.  Census Chart of top 15 fastest growing cities - Buckeye, AZ #1

Buckeye was the only Arizona city to make the list again this year, and moves up from the 5th fastest growing city last year.

The city is likely to stay in the top 10 for years to come. With a planning area of over 640 square miles, it is only five percent built out today.

The list shows from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018, Buckeye saw an 8.5 percent increase in population, reaching 74,370. City officials estimate the current population today at about 82,600.

“Buckeye provides our residents an excellent quality of life,” said Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck. “We offer good housing values while also staying focused on ensuring we remain a desirable community for years to come.”

In 2018, approximately 2,200 single-family residential permits were issued in Buckeye. So far in 2019, permits are exceeding that by 8%, with the city projecting it will issue about 2,400 permits this year.

There are also tremendous opportunities in Buckeye for retail shops, services and employment due to our rapid growth.

Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau releases estimates of the population for the nation, states, counties and Puerto Rico. Annual estimates for resident populations are produced by measuring population change, which includes all people currently residing in the United States.

To learn more about living, working, playing or relocating your business to Buckeye, please visit growbuckeye.com/