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Overview

Introduction to Eloy, Arizona

Eloy, Arizona, in Pinal county, is 41 miles SE of Chandler, Arizona and 48 miles S of Mesa, Arizona. The city is in the Phoenix - Mesa metropolitan area.

Eloy History

Eloy was actually the name of the switch that the Southern Pacific Railroad built about 6 miles away from the town of Picacho in 1902. There was no further development in the area until 1918, when W.L. Bernard, John Alsdorf and J.E. Meyer purchased land east of Eloy. They named the area Cotton City. An application for a post office at Cotton City was submitted in 1919, but the name was rejected and replaced by Eloy.

Eloy and nearby Attractions

  • Picacho Peak State Park
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • Picacho Reservoir
  • Ocotillo Raceway
  • Tumble Weed Park
  • Grande Valley Golf Course

Things To Do In Eloy

The Casa Grande is the largest and tallest existing Hohokam structure. It was constructed in 1350 by the Hohokam Indians and covers about 427 acres of land. The Picacho Reservoir is popular for bird watching and fishing.

Eloy Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Eloy Higher Education

Central Arizona College, Chandler/ Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College offer facilities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,128
Male Share of the Population72.1%
Female Share of the Population27.9%
Senior Citizens9.5%
Employed Population 16+3,004
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married27%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.5%
Median Earnings25+$22,891
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,472
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,867

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,588
% Above Poverty Level64.3%
% Below Poverty Level35.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$576
Median House Value$73,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)74%
German5.3%
Irish4.5%
English3.1%
Italian1.5%
French Except Basque1.4%
African0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Polish0.3%
Russian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Welsh0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Arab0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Eloy Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pinal County
Standard Zip Codes85131
Phone Area Codes520
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude32.65
Approximate Longitude-111.59

Eloy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationELOY 4 NE
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp36 to 68 F
Apr Temp49 to 87 F
Jul Temp74 to 106 F
Oct Temp55 to 89 F
Annual Precip10.6 inches
StationPICACHO 8 SE
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp40 to 66 F
Apr Temp53 to 85 F
Jul Temp77 to 105 F
Oct Temp59 to 88 F
Annual Precip10 inches
StationSACATON
Distance24.9 miles
Jan Temp36 to 67 F
Apr Temp48 to 86 F
Jul Temp75 to 107 F
Oct Temp54 to 90 F
Annual Precip8.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Casa Grande51,571$53,246
Coolidge12,073$41,358
Florence26,221$57,489

Eloy Public Libraries

Eloy Santa Cruz Library
1000 NORTH MAIN STREET
Eloy, Arizona
(520) 466-3814

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Eloy Public Schools

Arizona World School
900 N. Main Street
ZIP: 85131
Ecambridge
3315 N. Toltec Rd.
ZIP: 85131
Other
Villa Oasis Interscholastic Center For Education (voice)
3740 N Toltec Rd
ZIP: 85131
High
Total Enrollment 93
Cavit - Santa Cruz Valley Union High School
900 W. Main St.
ZIP: 85231
High
Total Enrollment 1
Curiel School
1000 Curiel Street
ZIP: 85231
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Eloy Intermediate School
1101 N. Sunshine Blvd.
ZIP: 85231
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Eloy Junior High School
404 E. Phoenix
ZIP: 85231
Middle
Total Enrollment 225
Santa Cruz Valley Union High Alternative School
900 Main Street
ZIP: 85231
High
Total Enrollment 37
Santa Cruz Valley Union High School
900 N Main St
ZIP: 85231
High
Total Enrollment 385
Toltec Elementary School
3315 N. Toltec Rd.
ZIP: 85231
Other
Total Enrollment 428
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