* Total New Resident Move-Ins for Calendar Year calculated by assuming an 8-month permit-to-build time for new residences, and a ratio of 2.8 persons per residence (United States 2005 Special Census Average Household size for Maricopa, AZ). Estimates based on current trends.
Residential development builders are continuing to plan and build quality homes and communities for our current and future residents. 59,748 new residential homes are already approved or in the planning stages, which would equate to 167,297 residents at completion. Outside of current Maricopa City limits but within the City’s planning area, an additional 82,366 residential units are already in planning and/or proposal stages. View current permit totals.
Over 50,000 daily trips are generated by development within the City of Maricopa. That is one of the many reasons why Maricopa is committed to bringing business and employment growth into the community, rather than having its residents travel to neighboring cities and towns to shop and work. For a complete traffic count manifest, contact the Transportation Manager or the Economic Development Department.
The Union Pacific Railroad parallels the Maricopa- Casa Grande Highway and SR 238 from Casa Grande to Gila Bend. Currently, between 45 and 55 freight trains operate daily through Maricopa. Amtrak’s Orlando-Los Angeles Sunset Limited has a scheduled stop in Maricopa. The Amtrak station is located just east of the SR 347 crossing of the UPRR tracks.
Sky Harbor Airport: Maricopa is located 35 minutes from this international airport.
Future General Aviation Airport in Maricopa: A city owned airport feasibility and site selection study is underway. This will allow the city to plan for a major employment center with an industrial park coupled with the ability to develop the airport to the effective size that maximizes the economic benefit to the community. View the complete study.
In addition, the development of the Maricopa Municipal Airport is included in the Arizona Department of Transportation’s 5-year Capital Improvement Plan. View the plan online.
One of Maricopa’s greatest assets is its strong workforce and resident demographic. Each year since the City’s incorporation data has been collected in order to be able to provide the most up-to-date information on trends and realities in the community. The most recent research was completed in January of 2010 by Elliott Pollack & Co. which found that the City of Maricopa has an outstanding workforce, both in terms of quantity and quality. For more detailed information, download complete resident demographics from a 2007 community survey as well as the 2009 Labor Study.
Highlights of results include:
- 48.7% of Maricopa residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher, with an astounding 89% reported having at least some college education.
- An astounding 89% reported having some post-high school education.
- Overall, the Maricopa workforce is highly skilled with 53% working in management and other professional occupations.
- 47% of residents commute more than 30 miles one way to work; the average travel time to work for metro area workers is about 27 minutes.
- More than 75% of respondents reported household incomes greater than $50,000, and 22% of Maricopa responders report household incomes of $100,000 or greater.
- The majority of the Maricopa workforce would leave their current company for a closer workplace and over 60% would even consider changing their career or accepting reduced pay if a local job presented an opportunity.
- 88% of Maricopians have internet access in their homes, and 50% have two or more computers.
- Top preferred leisure activities for residents were dining out (51%), going to the movies (46%), and sports related (41%).
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- No Property Tax on Business Inventories
- No Corporate Franchise Tax
- No Sales Tax on Manufactured Goods
- No Tax on Raw Materials, Finished Products or Parts
- Arizona Sales Tax is 5.6% (Effectiv June 1, 2001)
- Corporate Income Tax is 6.968%, minimum $50
- No Transaction Privilege and Use Tax on income producing capital equipment
Arizona Department of Revenue: http://www.revenue.state.az.us
- Property Tax for Commercial and Industrial Property is based on an assessment of 25% of the full cash value
- City of Maricopa Sales Tax is 2%
- Construction Sales Tax is 3.5%
- Pinal County Sales Tax is 1%
- City Tax Code: www.maricopa-az.gov/web/documents/finance/tax_code.pdf
- TPT Tax Guide for Maricopa area: www.azdor.gov/Business/TPT/TPTRates/maricopacity.aspx
- Complete tax table comparisons for Arizona Cities and Towns
- Discount of 35% based upon assumed cost of labor from the gross income of a prime contracting business.
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Unemployment Insurance is jointly financed through Federal and State employer payroll taxes.
Additional information available at www.workforce.az.gov/