Maricopa County

Maricopa County, Arizona

301 W Jefferson St 10th Fl
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: (602) 506-3415
Fax: (602) 506-6402

In south-central AZ; organized Feb 14, 1871 (prior to statehood) from Yavapai and Yuma counties. Name Origin: From the name of an Indian tribe of Yuman linguistic stock. The name may be a variant of the spanish mariposa, or 'butterfly,' as the Spanish found the tribe wearing bright paints. The tribe called itself Pipatsje, 'people.'

Area (sq mi):: 9224.27 (land 9203.14; water 21.13) Population per square mile: 395.00
Population 2005: 3,635,528 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 18.30%; 1990-2000 44.80% Population 2000: 3,072,149 (White 66.20%; Black or African American 3.70%; Hispanic or Latino 24.80%; Asian 2.20%; Other 16.70%). Foreign born: 14.40%. Median age: 33.00
Income 2000: per capita $22,251; median household $45,358; Population below poverty level: 11.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,992-$30,160
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 26.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 1.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Mesa (437,454)
  • Glendale (235,591)
  • Chandler (223,991)
  • Scottsdale (221,792)
  • Tempe (160,676)
  • Gilbert (156,917)
  • Phoenix County seat (141,804)
  • Peoria (132,487)
  • Surprise (60,686)
  • Avondale (59,180)
  • Goodyear (37,496)
  • Fountain Hills (22,557)
  • El Mirage (20,914)
  • Paradise Valley (14,330)
  • Queen Creek (13,866)

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    Maricopa Workforce Connections is the workforce development division of the Human Services Department of Maricopa County. It offers high-value, no-charge specialized services for area businesses and provides career seekers with complimentary employment resources to assist in obtaining or retaining employment.

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