Quick facts about Arizona and Phoenix

Phoenix is at the center of the fastest growing and most dynamic metropolitan area in the United States. For the past 20 years, Phoenix has also consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing economies of all metro areas in the country. The value of all goods and services produced in the Phoenix Metro area now exceeds $200 billion, larger than the output of many countries.

  • Arizona is expected to double in population from about 5 million in 2000 to 10.7 million by 2030.
  • Metropolitan Phoenix is also expected to grow by 50% from about 4.1 million to 6.2 million in the same time period.
  • Phoenix is the 6th largest city in the United States.
  • Phoenix is one of only 12 U.S. cities with 4 major professional sports teams.

Next Up? The West Valley

The West Valley is made up of 14 cities and towns including Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Gila Bend, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Tolleson, Wickenburg and Youngtown. In 2000, there were just over 500,000 people living in the West Valley. By 2010, it was estimated that the West Valley population had grown to over 800,000. According to projections, the West Valley could grow to over 1.4 million people by 2030.

Douglas Ranch positions the West Valley to emerge as a major driving force of responsible growth. Douglas Ranch is presently working with a number of adjacent West Valley landowners, county and regional planning organizations and municipalities. Their focus is to find solutions for pressing regional development issues, including transportation, environmental sustainability, education and economic development.

Along with a growing nucleus of residents, the region will also leverage amenities of all sorts, from sports venues to major educational and medical institutions to major shopping malls.

Population Increase


5 Million
4.1 Million
  • 500,000


  • 800,000


  • 1.4 Million


The West Valley is Home to

  • The Arizona Cardinals, the Phoenix Coyotes, and several Cactus League Major League Baseball Teams.
  • Luke Air Force base, recently selected as one of the preferred training sites for the F-35, the next generation of fighter plane, and the only active duty F-16 training base in the world is home to over 7,000 employees and has an estimated financial impact of $2 billion annually.
  • Arizona State University West Campus, which has a student body of more than 9,000. The 300 acre campus offers valuable resources for the community,¬†including fine arts and cultural programs, a speaker’s bureau, business consulting and special events.

Projected Growth City of Buckeye

From 2010 to 2035



Population is expected to grow by over 313,000 persons, an increase of 499%

Housing Units


Housing units are expected to grow by 517%



Employment is expected to grow by 812%