Buckeye, the Fastest Growing City in the US
“West Valley hot spots Buckeye and Goodyear are both among the 10 fastest-growing cities in the United States with populations of at least 50,000, in the nation, according to Census data. Buckeye grew faster than any other city in the nation, with population growing nearly 80% in the last decade to reach more than 91,000. Goodyear’s population went from 65,275 in 2010 to 95,294 in 2020, a 46% increase.”
“Phoenix’s increase helped the city remain the fifth-largest city in the country — just slightly ahead of Philadelphia’s population of 1,584,138. Phoenix is far from catching the fourth largest city, Houston, which has a population of 2,325,502.
The Census Bureau announced in April that Maricopa County was the fastest growing county in the country for the third year in a row. “
(LA, NYC, and Chicago are one two and three largest cities in the US. Houston should soon overtake Chicago and become the 4th biggest city, making Chicago fifth. Chicago is losing people and Houston is growing.)
In May 2019, population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau placed Buckeye as the fastest growing city in the United States by percentage from 2017–2018, growing by 8.5%.
According to the US decennial census from the year 2000 to 2010 the population of the City of Buckeye grew from 6,537 to 50,876 an increase of an incredible 678.3%!
Buckeye was the fastest growing of all U.S. cities between 2010 and 2020 according to KJZZ.org
The city of Phoenix proper grew by more than 160,000 people from 2010 to 2020, an increase of 11.2%. Phoenix continues to be the fastest growing major city in the US with over 1 million population.
The housing market has been on fire here. When we bought our house we had been warned not to put in a lowball offer or we would lose out like our two sons did when they bought their houses. They both lost out on a lot of homes they wanted. We offered a little over what our seller was asking and we got it. So glad we did that!
Zillow had been buying up houses in the Valley as fast as they could until just recently. But apparently the boom is over.
“Tony and Sarena Miller were furious when they got a call from Zillow Offers on Nov. 18 canceling their home sale contract.
When Zillow Group Inc. (Nasdaq: Z) had first announced its plans to shutter its Zillow Offers division, the company had made a commitment not to cancel any contracts.
But as it turns out, that won’t apply to everybody, including the Millers.”
Zillow is no longer in the market to buy homes here in the Valley and actually backed out on some that they had promised to buy, including the Millers here in Buckeye.
According to bizjournals.com the Buckeye/Phoenix area real estate market has been “softening” over the last few months.
People have been flocking to Buckeye for the last few years and I know why we chose Buckeye. We wanted to live somewhere in the Phoenix Valley and for cities with a low crime rate we could buy a lot more house in Buckeye than just about anywhere else in the Valley. Our real estate dollars simply went further here.
Our home’ s value that we bought a year ago has increased by 39% which is truly amazing, but we figured it couldn’t go up forever, and I would say that Zillow getting out of the buying market here is a sure sign of that.
Growth is good and the powers that be seem to be doing a good job of keeping up with the phenomenal growth, but with growth comes growing pains. The recent shooting at the Quik Trip was a shock that something like that could happen right here.
There is very little crime to speak of in Buckeye compared to most other cities here in the Valley. Tolleson, AZ, just down I 10 east, not that far from Buckeye, is the most dangerous place to live in the whole Valley!
Crime rates in Tolleson are 299% higher than the national average, making it one of the most dangerous towns in all of Arizona.
Whatever Tolleson has been doing, let’s not do that!
It is our sincere hope that as Buckeye grows that law enforcement and the city fathers can continue to keep this a safe and prosperous community to live.
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