Given all the recent controversy about Arizona SB 1070 I thought you might be interested in revisiting a post from February, 2008 which detailed the most common last names of home buyers in Maricopa County, Arizona in 2007.
Where does your name rank?
Maricopa County, Arizona 2007
Top 10 Last Names of Home Buyers
The Top 10 last names accounted for 4% of the homes sold in Maricopa County in 2007.
Top 100 Last Names of Home Buyers
The Top 100 last names accounted for 16% of homes sold in Maricopa County in 2007.
Most Buyers’ Last Names Occurred Only Once
Most homes were bought by buyers whose last names occurred only once in the list of 2007 buyers.
For example, my surname “Wake” only occurred once in the list of Maricopa County home buyers in 2007.
Once is quite common, however.
Seventy-three percent (73%) of the homes purchased in Maricopa County in 2007 were bought by buyers whose last names only occurred once in the list of home buyers.
This analysis was derived from official Maricopa County, Arizona data on home sales in the county. Any errors, however, are my own.
Both resale and new home purchases were included.
When two or more buyers bought a home, only the surname of the first buyer listed in the county records was used for this analysis.