Buckeye is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, with a population of over 80,000 people as of 2021. The city’s history dates back to the 1870s, when the first settlers arrived in the area attracted by the fertile soil and water supply of the Gila River. Originally known as “Sidney,” the town was later renamed Buckeye after the Buckeye Canal was constructed in the early 1900s to provide water for the growing agricultural community.
Buckeye’s growth was spurred in 1910 when the Arizona Eastern Railroad built a line through the area, connecting it to the rest of the state. The town was officially incorporated in 1929, with a population of just over 600 people. Agriculture and mining were the main industries until the construction of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in the 1950s brought thousands of new residents to the area.
In recent years, Buckeye has experienced significant growth and development, attracting major employers such as Amazon, Walmart, and Microsoft. Today, Buckeye is a diverse and vibrant community with a bright future ahead.
Serving the greater Buckeye, AZ area and the following zip codes: 85322, 85326, 85337, 85338, 85340, 85342, 85343, 85354, 85361, 85390, 85396.