Maricopa is one of the cities in the state of Arizona. The area covered by the city is 45 sq. miles. The city comprises of 48,375 inhabitants. Male percentage of the population is 49.1% and females are at 50.9%. The median resident age is 34.1 years. English (80%) and Spanish (23%)are the major languages spoken. Christianity is the major religion practiced in the city.
Education facilities of the area are good but the literacy rate is not up to par. Student to teacher ratio is 16:1. There are more than 10 schools serving in the city. Prominent educational institutions of the city are Prime Butte Elementary School, Santa Cruz Elementary School, Desert Wind Middle School, Maricopa High School, Legacy Traditional School, Leading Edge Academy and Butterfield Elementary School. 87.3% of residents completed high school education, 67.5% passed college exam, 26.6% completed their Bachelors degree, 7% attained a Masters Degree and 1% passed Professional degree exam.
The per capita income in Maricopa is $27,618. The median household income is $75,000 which is among the highest in the state. The unemployment rate is 5.3% in the area which is 11% lower than the national average. 6.2% of the inhabitants are living below poverty level, which is 58% lower than the national poverty level. The median house price in the city is $132,100 and average rent is $ 1,243. The cost of living in the city is lower than the national average.
The City is organized into nine departments: the City Manager’s Office, the City Clerk’s Office, Community Services, Development Services, Economic Development, Finance, Fire, Human Services and the Police Department. More than 250 residents work for the municipality.