Buckeye 79 Exceptional
Buckeye Livability #24 ranked city in Arizona#3,626 ranked city in the USARanks better than 87% of areas

Livability Awards

B Buckeye Amenities Some amenities close to this location
C Buckeye Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Arizona
973% less expensive than the US average
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Buckeye cost of living
A- Buckeye Crime Total crime is 41% lower than Arizona
Total crime
1,59032% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6332% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Buckeye crime
D+ Buckeye Employment Household income is 14% higher than Arizona
Median household income
$58,7116% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$20,44631% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%28% lower than the US average
Buckeye employment
A- Buckeye Housing Home value is 6% lower than Arizona
Median home value
$166,90010% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,14320% higher than the US average
Home ownership
66%4% higher than the US average
Buckeye real estate or Buckeye rentals
D- Buckeye Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Arizona
High school grad. rates
79%5% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:110% higher than the US average
Buckeye K-12 schools
A Buckeye User Ratings There are a total of 32 ratings in Buckeye
Overall user rating
82% 32 total ratings
User reviews rating
57% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
88% 29 total surveys
all Buckeye poll results

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      Living in Buckeye, AZ

      Located in the state of Arizona, Buckeye is a medium-sized city with a population of 59,310 people. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (80% White). Given that fact, Buckeye could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Buckeye are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 23% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Buckeye might be a good fit as 77% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 50% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Buckeye could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arizona if you know where to search. With useful information like crime, weather, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Buckeye and in the areas around Buckeye is a much easier task.

      The livability score in Buckeye is 75/100 and the city is ranked in the 82nd percentile of all cities across America. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Buckeye could be a great choice! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Buckeye has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (B), crime (A+) and housing (A-). Buckeye does not score well for the following: education (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Buckeye, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Buckeye gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 48 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Buckeye can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Buckeye is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Buckeye come in at $166,900, which is 5.7% lower than the Arizona average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Buckeye, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 20% lower than the Arizona average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Buckeye area were 8.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 9.9%.

      Buckeye transportation information

      Average one way commute31min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.9%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.0%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.1%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.8%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home5.5%5.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Buckeye, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).