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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
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

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.

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. 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.

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