Maricopa County AZ real estate includes a wide variety of new and resale homes throughout the county ranging from one and two-story homes, condominiums, gated communities, golf course properties, luxury real estate and properties with views.
Visit Trulia for current median home value statistics in Maricopa County by zip code. The median age of Maricopa County AZ real estate is 22 years. Renters make up 30.58% of the County population and 13.89% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
Maricopa County is located in the south-central part of Arizona and one of the largest counties with a land area greater than that of seven US states. The county seat of Maricopa is Phoenix, Arizona’s capital.
The center of population is located in the town of Gilbert, Arizona’s most populous county and encompassing over half of Arizona’s residents. Maricopa is also the largest county in the U.S. to contain a capital city.
Search the Maricopa County Zip Code Boundary Map for specific community zip codes.
There are five Indian reservations located in Maricopa county. The largest are Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Communityand the Gila River Indian Community. National protected areas in Maricopa include the Sonoran Desert National Monument and Tonto National Forest.
Maricopa has a very attractive dessert climate with strong tourism and Phoenix being one of America’s hottest city (literally), destinations, where temperatures never drop below 80 degrees during the summer months. And when it comes to Maricopa County AZ real estate, the county has a strong reputation for sound investment due to innovative economic development and consistent, overall steady growth.
We focus on Maricopa County Arizona real estate in the following communities:
Northeast Valley AZ Communities
- Carefree Arizona
- Cave Creek Arizona
- Fountain Hills Arizona
- Paradise Valley Arizona
- Scottsdale Arizona
- Rio Verde Arizona
Southeast Valley AZ Communities
- Ahwatukee Arizona
- Chandler Arizona
- Gilbert Arizona
- Mesa Arizona
- Queen Creek Arizona
- Sun Lakes Arizona
- Tempe Arizona
North Phoenix AZ Communities
Northwest Valley AZ Communities
West Valley AZ Communities
- Buckeye Arizona
- Avondale Arizona
- Goodyear Arizona
- Laveen Arizona
- Litchfield Park Arizona
- Tolleson Arizona
- Waddell Arizona
Other than the mountains in and around the city, Phoenix is generally flat, allowing the city’s main streets to run on a well organized grid with wide, open-spaced roadways.
- Phoenix AZ covers 77 zip codes including: 85001-85086, 85097 and 85098.
Residents enjoy local concerts and entertainment; spring training, Suns basketball and Diamondbacks baseball; Phoenix Art Museum; Desert Botanical Garden; the Phoenix Zoo; and more. Year-round outdoor activities include golf, boating, hiking and comp
Golf enthusiasts love Phoenix because there are about 338 public and private Golf Courses to choose from. Other Phoenix AZ amenities include a variety of malls and shopping centers, places of worship, public parks and libraries of events.
The city is divided into 15 “urban villages” that include: Ahwatukee Foothills, Alhambra, Camelback East, Central City, Deer Valley, Desert View, Encanto, Estrella, Laveen, Maryvale, North Gateway, North Mountain, Paradise Valley (not the town of Paradise Valley), South Mountain and Rio Vista. Each village has a planning committee that makes recommendations to the City Council on the area’s progress and needs.
Maricopa County AZ Population
As of 2012, Maricopa County has a population of 3,817,117 with 415 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 34.6. 44.88% of people are married and 12.08% are divorced. The average household size is 2.68 people. 31.81% of people are married with children and 15.79% have children and single.
Maricopa County AZ Climate
Maricopa County gets 8 inches of rain per year and no snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 31.On average, there are 296 sunny days per year with July highs around 105 degrees and January lows around 37 degrees.
Maricopa County AZ Economy
The unemployment rate in Maricopa County is 7.50%, with job growth of -0.12%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 32.26%. Sales tax rate in Mricopa is 9.30% and income tax is 3.36%. The income per capita is $25,419, which includes all adults and children. The median household income in Mricopa County is $52,224.
Population by Occupation:
- Management, Business, and Financial Operations 15.73%
- Professional and Related Occupations 19.79%
- Service 14.22%
- Sales and Office 29.48%
- Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.39%
- Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 10.00%
- Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 10.39%
Maricopa County AZ Transportation
Maricopa County is served by three interstates: Interstate 8, Interstate 10 and Interstate 17 and several state highways: SR 51, SR 74, SR 85, SR 87, SR 143, Loop 101, Loop 202 and Loop 303. Maricopa is served by Phoenix’s light rail system. The average one-way commute in Maricopa takes 30 minutes. 75% of commuters drive their own car alone, 13% carpool with others, 3% take mass transit and 5% work from home.
Airports in Maricopa County AZ include:
- Buckeye Municipal Airport
- Chandler Municipal Airport
- Falcon Field (Arizona)
- Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
- Gila Bend Municipal Airport
- Gila River Memorial Airport
- Glendale Municipal Airport
- Luke Air Force Base
- Pegasus Airpark
- Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
- Phoenix Goodyear Airport
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
- Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
- Pleasant Valley Airport
- Scottsdale Airport
- Stellar Airpark
- Thunderbird Field No. 1
- Wickenburg Municipal Airport
- Williams Air Force Base
Maricopa County AZ Community Resource Links
- Official Gov Website of Maricopa
- Maricopa County Libraries
- Maricopa County Hosptials
- Maricopa County Parks
- Maricopa County Events
- Arizona Office of Tourism
- State of Arizona
- Arizona Fish and Game
- Arizona Parks
- Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles
- Arizona State Tax information
- Greater Phoenix Arizona Relocation Guide
Maricopa County AZ Schools
Schools in Maricopa County spend $4,059 per student. There are 20 pupils per teacher, 613 students per librarian, and 930 children per counselor. Please visit each of our community pages to find schools in your area of interest or use the Maricopa County School Locator for a broader search.
Population by Education:
- 2 yr College Grad. 7.52%
- 4 yr College Grad. 17.97%
- Graduate Degrees 8.97%
- High School Grads. 83.97%