Circle City, Arizona

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Circle City, Arizona
Unincorporated community
Location of Circle City in Maricopa County, Arizona
Location of Circle City in Maricopa County, Arizona
Coordinates: 33°48′57″N 112°34′49″W / 33.81583°N 112.58028°W / 33.81583; -112.58028Coordinates: 33°48′57″N 112°34′49″W / 33.81583°N 112.58028°W / 33.81583; -112.58028
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,402
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 85342
GNIS feature ID 2956[1]

Circle City is an unincorporated community in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. 14 miles northwest of Surprise, Arizona, on U.S. Route 60. As of 2000, it had a population of 1402, with 753 households.[2]

The development was built in the late 1950s by The Workmen's Circle, a Jewish fraternal and mutual aid society with roots in the Socialist movement of the early 20th century, as a retirement community for its aging members.[3] Streets in the community are named for figures important to the Circle's membership, including Yiddish writer I.L. Peretz; Baruch Charney Vladeck, a labor leader and manager of The Jewish Daily Forward; New York Socialist politicians August Claessens, Morris Hillquit, and Meyer London; Samuel Gompers, head of the American Federation of Labor; and, four-time Socialist Party presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs.


  1. ^ "Circle City". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
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  3. ^ Jewish Currents. July–August, 1958, p.33.  Check date values in: |date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)