Maricopa is a mid-sized city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 45,473 inhabitants. The majority of Maricopa residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Maricopa has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 78% of the population is classified as married and 57% have kids.
If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Maricopa, Arizona. With useful information like crime, weather, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Maricopa and in the areas around Maricopa is a much easier task.
Maricopa, AZ receives 76/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #28 in Arizona and #3,959 in the USA. Based on this score, Maricopa would be considered a very livable city! If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Maricopa has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A-), crime (A), weather (B-) and housing (B). On a more negative note, Maricopa does not have favorable ranks for the following: education (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.
Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Maricopa, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.
Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 192 crimes per 100,000 residents, Maricopa has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.
Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Maricopa 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.
Assuming that Maricopa meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Maricopa. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Maricopa are simply unattainable. The median home price for Maricopa homes is $155,500, which is 12.1% lower than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Maricopa, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 34.3% 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 Maricopa area were 8.9% and 5 year appreciation rates were 6%.
|Average one way commute||35min||25min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||74.8%||76.7%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||15.1%||10.9%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||0.3%||2.0%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.4%||1.0%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||0.6%||2.0%||2.8%|
|Working from home||6.6%||5.7%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (1)||5||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (2)||14||711|