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Maricopa County

Maricopa County is one of the largest, most scenic and fastest-growing counties in the United States. Home of the Arizona Capitol and more than half of the state’s population, the metropolitan area of Maricopa County is Arizona’s political and economic center.

Room For Growth

The land area of Maricopa County is larger than six states: Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Source: GPEC Analysis

Explore the Outdoors

Maricopa County boasts one of the largest regional park systems in the United States.

Catch a Game

Maricopa County has a professional team in every major sports league and hosts 15 MLB teams for Spring Training each year.


Maricopa County’s population is over 4 million, making it the fourth-largest county in the U.S.

Source: US Census Annual Estimates of Resident Population, 2019


The county’s population is projected to grow 14.0% from 2019 to 2029.

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity


Maricopa County is home to 62% of the state’s population

Source: Census Quick Facts 2019

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Neighborhood Amenities

Maricopa County has more than 20 international grocery stores and 60 restaurants serving food from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and more. There are about 20 places of non-English worship for a variety of religions and regions. Many schools in the area offer language immersion programs for Spanish, Mandarin, French and Russian.

Cultural Amenities

From the Phoenix Indian Center to the Japanese Friendship Garden and the Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli, there are dozens of cultural centers and activities celebrating the influence of the region’s diverse melting pot. Many international chambers of commerce operate in the region, and eight communities have sister cities across the world.

Business Amenities

The business-friendly region is filled with soft landing programs designed to help entrepreneurs launch their product or service. A wide array of translation services is available, as are several government assistance programs. Find banks, law offices and realtors with expertise in helping new residents get acclimated to the area.