Maricopa Arizona is a city in the Gila River Valley in the U.S. state of Arizona. Incorporated in 2003, it is the nineteenth largest city in the state with a population of 43,482 as of April 2010.
Maricopa is the second most populous incorporated city in Pinal County next to Casa Grande and forms part of the Phoenix metropolitan area, the 12th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
The 2010 Census shows Maricopa growing from 1,040 residents to 43,482, an increase of 4080% and it is one of the fastest growing areas in the south west. However, growth has slowed in the last few years as the housing attempts to right itself.
The city was officially incorporated on October 15, 2003, becoming the 88th incorporated city in Arizona. The city’s first special census was completed in 2004 and showed a population of 4,998.