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Overview

Introduction to Avondale, Arizona

Avondale, Arizona, in Maricopa county, is 11 miles SW of Glendale, Arizona (center to center) and 15 miles W of Phoenix, Arizona. Avondale is located along the Augua Fria River and is included in the Phoenix metropolitan area. It's a modern city, situated in a prominent commercial corridor which includes business parks, retail centers and numerous restaurants.

Avondale History

In 1880, William "Billy" G. Moore established a settlement along the Agua Fria River and named it Coldwater. He constructed a saloon, a general store and created a stage stop. In the early days, cotton was a major factor for the economy. During the late 19th century the city was a stopping place for people venturing out to the "Golden Coast." During the early 1900's the post office located in Coldwater was relocated to an area near the Avondale Ranch. The post office was referred to as Avondale. In 1946 Avondale was incorporated as a city.

Avondale Attractions

  • West Valley Arts
  • Phoenix International Raceway hosts NASCAR races
  • Avondale World Fest Event features culture, food and the arts from all over the world
  • Avondale's Billy Moore Heritage includes a parade, a carnival and a wide variety of entertainment
  • Wildlife World Zoo
  • Desert Sky Mall is a popular destination for shopping
  • Cricket Wireless Pavilion
  • Lewis Exotic Reptiles

Avondale Activities

Residents enjoy outdoor activities at Friendship Park. Estrella Mountain Regional Park, located in the Sonoran Desert is a vast acreage located near the confluence of the Gila and Agua Fria rivers. It includes sports venues and trails for hiking, bicycle riding and horseback riding. White Tank Mountain Regional Park is situated in the Sonoran Desert and offers multi-use trails and is available for camping.

There are numerous golf courses in the area including Palm Valley, Coldwater, Falcon and the Sundance golf clubs. The nearby Wigwam Resort features three notable courses, including the Gold Course which is regarded as one of the top ten golf courses in the state. Cave Creek and Bartlett Lake are popular destinations.

Avondale Higher Education

The city is served by the Universal Technical Institute and Estrella Mountain Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population80,631
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens7.1%
Employed Population 16+37,197
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.2%
Median Earnings25+$35,740
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,127
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,832

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,540
% Above Poverty Level82.4%
% Below Poverty Level17.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone16.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,065
Median House Value$160,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)63.4%
German7.2%
Irish5.4%
English3.3%
Italian2.4%
Polish1.2%
French Except Basque1.2%
Dutch1%
Scottish0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
African0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Russian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Avondale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maricopa County
Standard Zip Codes85323, 85392
Phone Area Codes623
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude33.44
Approximate Longitude-112.31

Avondale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLITCHFIELD PARK
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp37 to 67 F
Apr Temp51 to 86 F
Jul Temp75 to 108 F
Oct Temp55 to 90 F
Annual Precip8.6 inches
StationLAVEEN 3 SSE
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp39 to 67 F
Apr Temp52 to 87 F
Jul Temp77 to 107 F
Oct Temp57 to 89 F
Annual Precip8.7 inches
StationBUCKEYE
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp37 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 87 F
Jul Temp74 to 108 F
Oct Temp53 to 90 F
Annual Precip7.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
El Mirage33,937$50,483
Glendale239,943$55,206
Goodyear72,629$80,766
Litchfield Park5,449$93,319
Tolleson6,985$42,377
Youngtown6,563$51,798

Avondale Public Libraries

Avondale Public Library
11350 NORTH CIVIC CENTER DRIVE
Avondale, Arizona
(623) 333-2641

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Avondale Public Schools

Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center - Estrella
3400 Dysart Rd
ZIP: 85007
High
Total Enrollment 450
Agua Fria High School
530 E. Riley Road
ZIP: 85323
High
Total Enrollment 1725
Avondale Middle School
1406 N. Central Avenue
ZIP: 85323
Middle
Total Enrollment 432
Bradley Academy Of Excellence
200 North Dysart Road
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Canyon Breeze Elementary
11675 W. Encanto Blvd
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 855
Collier Elementary School
350 S. 118th Avenue
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 876
Corte Sierra Elementary School
3300 N. Sante Fe Trail
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 828
E-institute At Avondale
1035 E. Van Buren Street
ZIP: 85323
High
Total Enrollment 57
Estrella High School
510 North Central Avenue
ZIP: 85323
High
Total Enrollment 305
Estrella Vista Elementary School
11905 W. Cocopah Circle North
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 965
Garden Lakes Elementary School
10825 W. Garden Lakes Parkway
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 951
Imagine Avondale Elementary
950 N. Elisio C. Felix Jr. Way
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Imagine Avondale Middle
950 North Eliseo C. Felix Jr.
ZIP: 85323
Middle
Total Enrollment 196
Lattie Coor
1406 N. Central Avenue
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Legacy Traditional School - Avondale
12320 W Van Buren St
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 1040
Littleton Elementary School
1252 S. Avondale Boulevard
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 813
Michael Anderson
45 S. Third Ave.
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 885
Quentin Elementary School
11050 W. Whyman Avenue
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 979
Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School
2150 N Rancho Santa Fe Blvd
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
Rancho Santa Fe Preschool
2150 N. Rancho Santa Fe Blvd.
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 20
Rio Vista Elementary
10237 W Encanto Blvd
ZIP: 85323
Primary
Total Enrollment 805
West-mec - Agua Fria High School
530 E. Riley
ZIP: 85323
High
La Joya Community High School
11650 W. Whyman Avenue
ZIP: 85353
High
Total Enrollment 2051
West-mec - La Joya High School
11650 W. Whymon Avenue
ZIP: 85353
West-mec - West View High School
10850 W. Garden Lakes Parkway
ZIP: 85353
Westview High School
10850 W. Garden Lakes Parkway
ZIP: 85353
High
Total Enrollment 2456

Avondale Private Schools

Cornerstone Kidz
11301 W Indian School Rd
ZIP: 85392
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
La Petite Academy
13003 W Mcdowell Rd
ZIP: 85392
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
St Thomas Aquinas Grade School
13720 W Thomas Rd
ZIP: 85392
Elementary
Total Enrollment 246
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