Buckeye population saw one of the largest population growths for 2012 according to azcentral.com’s reporting on the Census Bureau estimates. With a 4.1 percent population increase, Buckeye ranked as the ninth largest growing city in the United States.
Most of the larger municipalities had population growths last year, but none compared to Buckeye. The second largest population growth was seen in Goodyear with 3.4 percent in 2012. Yuma was the only town that did not see growth with a loss of .8 percent.
Buckeye’s growth coordinates with Verrado’s construction taking off for new homes on empty lots. The grand opening of the developments is scheduled for spring of 2014. New home sales have also grown in Verrado especially within the past two years. More than 100 homes have been sold in the community this year.
Buckeye’s 2,200 new residents in 2012 were among the 42,000 new people to the Valley suburb areas. Phoenix is making its way up to surpass as Philadelphia was the fifth largest city in the United States. Although Philadelphia still has 59,000 more residents than Phoenix, Philadelphia only had a .6 percent growth, where Phoenix saw a 1.7 percent growth. Azcentral.com reported that Phoenix should exceed Philadelphia in a few years if it continues to grow.