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Overview

Introduction to Coolidge, States

Coolidge, Arizona, in Pinal county, is 29 miles SE of Chandler, Arizona and 35 miles SE of Mesa, Arizona. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Phoenix-Mesa metropolitan area with. Coolidge's population is approximately 7,786.

Coolidge History

Coolidge received official incorporation in 1945. The community was named in honor of Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth President of the United States. He dedicated the Coolidge Dam in the year 1930. The area is home to the Casa Grand Ruins National Monument, which received protected status from the United States Government in 1892. It was the first historic site to receive such a status. The community is also home to the Central Arizona College.

Coolidge and nearby Attractions

  • Arizona State Capitol Museum
  • Usery Mountain Recreation Area
  • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
  • Lost Dutchman State Park
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Catalina State Park

Things To Do In Coolidge

Local museums include the Mesa Historical Museum, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park, the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting and the Arizona State Capitol Museum. The Usery Mountain Recreation Area, the Catalina State Park and the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument are all accessible from Coolidge as well. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Poston Butte Golf Club, the Dave White Municipal Golf Course, the Mission Royale Golf Club and The Links Golf Club at Queen Creek.

Coolidge Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the nearest major international airport.

Coolidge Higher Education

Central Arizona College is the local college. Others nearby include Mesa Community College and Rio Salado Community College.

People

Total Population 11,973
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,950
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 44.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,417
% Above Poverty Level 72.6%
% Below Poverty Level 27.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.7%
Median Gross Rent $707
Median House Value $80,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.5%
Irish 5.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Coolidge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles SE of Chandler, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles SE of Mesa, Arizona
County Pinal
Metro Area Phoenix - Mesa
Standard Zip Codes 85228
Phone Area Codes 520
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.977
Longitude -111.516

Coolidge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CASA GRANDE NATL MONUMNT
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 67 F
Apr Temp 48 to 86 F
Jul Temp 74 to 107 F
Oct Temp 53 to 90 F
Annual Precip 9.6 inches
Station ELOY 4 NE
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 68 F
Apr Temp 49 to 87 F
Jul Temp 74 to 106 F
Oct Temp 55 to 89 F
Annual Precip 10.6 inches
Station SACATON
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 67 F
Apr Temp 48 to 86 F
Jul Temp 75 to 107 F
Oct Temp 54 to 90 F
Annual Precip 8.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Casa Grande 49,796 $51,484
Eloy 16,954 $36,571
Florence 30,770 $52,180
Queen Creek 30,143 $88,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Coolidge High Schools

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COOLIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
800 WEST NORTHERN AVENUE
520-723-2300
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 616 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

COOLIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
450 W. ARIZONA BLVD.
520-723-2042
A Vocational School
Serves 511 students.

COOLIDGE HIGH SCHOOL SUCCESS CENTER
8470 N. OVERFIELD RD.
520-876-4462
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 106 students.

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