The city of Maricopa has a total area of about 82.7 sq. kms. and is situated at a height of 1191 ft. above sea level. Maricopa is located in the County of Pinal and it is located on the valley of Gila River. It is also the 19th largest city of the state. Maricopa is a part of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The local municipal organisations, transportation sectors and Civic and Non-Profit Organisations are the principal sources of employment. The education facilities are also an important part of the local economic activity and most of the Public schools in the area are operated by the Unified School District of Maricopa. The city of Maricopa is a large consumer of goods and services.