By Sonny Shrivastava
Buckeye, Arizona is now the fifth fastest growing city in the country according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2017 list of the 15 fastest growing cities in the U.S. with populations of over 50,000 was released today.
Buckeye was the only Arizona city to make the list, and moves up from the 7th fastest growing city last year.
The list shows from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, Buckeye saw a 5.9 percent increase in population, reaching 68,453. City officials estimate the current population today at about 74,000.
“Buckeye provides an excellent quality of life for our residents,” said Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck. “We offer the greatest value in housing along with a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities which creates the perfect environment to continue attracting new retail development and large employers to our great city.”
In 2017, approximately 2,200 single family residential permits were issued in Buckeye, and the projection for 2018 is that at least 2,500 permits will be issued.
Buckeye also provides excellent city services and events for residents. Our award winning Public Works Department, Skyline Regional Park and year-round family friendly events are just a few of the many benefits making Buckeye a great place to live, work and play.
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 www.growbuckeye.com.
Source: City of Buckeye