Maricopa County

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Maricopa County, Arizona

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

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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    210 of Maricopa County, AZ (the district) bonds: --$170 million school improvement bonds, Projects of 2011 and 2017, series 2018.
    Maricopa County, AZ (herein Lead Public Agency on behalf of itself and all states, local governments, school districts, and higher education institutions in the United States of America and other government agencies and nonprofit organizations (herein Participating Public Agencies ) is soliciting proposals from qualified suppliers to enter into a Master Agreement for a complete line of Maintenance, Repair and Operating (MRO) Supplies and Industrial Supplies in a Retail and Wholesale environment; and Related Products and Services.
    Phoenix, AZ, January 05, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Year-end foreclosure data for Maricopa County, AZ (Phoenix) show that Notices of Trustee Sales (NTS) in 2010 dropped by 4,106 to 57,776, down from 61,882 in 2009.
    * the LWV of Northwest Maricopa County, AZ, the Citizen Award for reconnecting citizens with government through their model for conducting balanced, community-wide forums on public policy issues;
    Austin: Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AA+' rating to the $106,665,000 Certificates of Participation (COPs), Series 2018A of Maricopa County, AZ.
    97 of Maricopa County, AZ (the district) bonds: --$23 million school improvement bonds, Project of 2013, series D (2018).

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