TaglineOnline community news for an Arizona town damaged by the housing crisis
Year Founded2004
Type or CoverageGeneral
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesPrint Ads
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersNone
Mappin LocationMaricopa - Arizona
Principal StaffScott Bartle
Principal StaffChristia Gibbons
Principal StaffCarolyn Struble
DescriptionWhen the InMaricopa website launched in 2004 the once-small town of Maricopa Ariz. was in the midst of a massive population boom. With families seeking cheaper housing outside of Phoenix the former nineteenth-century mail stop on the Gila River went from 1000 residents in 2000 to 40000 in 2010. In 2006 housing prices began to level off two years before the town gained national attention from ABC’s Nightline as the “Poster Child for the Housing Crisis” and The New York Times profiled it as “The Boomtown Mirage.” A town that once issued 600 building permits a month now issues six according to Scott Bartle InMaricopa’s editor and publisher.
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