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Buckeye, Arizona

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Welcome to Buckeye ...

The town of Buckeye is located in Maricopa County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Buckeye has a population of 79,620 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Buckeye.

Buckeye is 1,340 feet [408 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Buckeye lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Buckeye: (623)

The ZIP codes for Buckeye: 85326, 85396<4>

Websites for Buckeye ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Buckeye had an population of 79,620 people. This is an increase of 56.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1,117.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buckeye had a population of 50,876 people. This makes Buckeye the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Buckeye represents 0.8% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 50,876 people, the population of Buckeye increased 678.28% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,537 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Buckeye.

Adding Buckeye to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Buckeye in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Buckeye elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Buckeye on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Buckeye ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Buckeye - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California (3), Colorado, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (2), Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Buckeye.

Communities near Buckeye ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Buckeye.

  • Avondale [Maricopa County]
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    • Avondale [Maricopa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Buckeye
    • Estimated population in 2019: 87,931 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avondale<6>
  • Goodyear [Maricopa County]
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    • Goodyear [Maricopa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Buckeye
    • Estimated population in 2019: 86,840 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodyear<6>
  • Tolleson [Maricopa County]
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    • Tolleson [Maricopa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Buckeye
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,372 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolleson<6>
  • Litchfield Park [Maricopa County]
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    • Litchfield Park [Maricopa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Buckeye
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,436 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchfield Park<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Liberty [Maricopa County]
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      • Liberty [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Buckeye
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    • Palo Verde [Maricopa County]
    • Tartesso [Maricopa County]
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      • Tartesso [Maricopa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Buckeye
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    • Arlington [Maricopa County]
    • Citrus Park [Maricopa County]
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      • Citrus Park [Maricopa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Buckeye
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    • Waddell [Maricopa County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buckeye. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Buckeye.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buckeye. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Buckeye.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buckeye. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Buckeye.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buckeye ...

Looking for more information about Buckeye? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Buckeye, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Buckeye.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Buckeye:

The official website for Maricopa County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Maricopa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buckeye.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buckeye - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Buckeye). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Buckeye or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buckeye) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buckeye. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buckeye

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckeye. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3705, Longitude: -112.5836    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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