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Overview

Introduction to Goodyear, Arizona

Goodyear, Arizona, in Maricopa county, is 12 miles SW of Glendale, Arizona and 16 miles W of Phoenix, Arizona. The city is conveniently located inside the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Goodyear History

Goodyear was a originally a part of the 16,000-acre land plot that Paul Litchfield, a junior executive of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, purchased in 1917. The land was used to produce cotton that was in turn used for manufacturing rubber airplanes tires. The area was originally known as Egypt, as Egyptian cotton was grown here. It was renamed Goodyear and incorporated in 1946.

Goodyear and nearby Attractions

  • Estrella Mountain Regional Park
  • White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Bible Museum
  • West Valley Arts Council
  • Wildlife World Zoo
  • Goldfield Ghost Town

Things To Do In Goodyear

The Estrella Mountain Regional Park is spread over an area of 20,000 acres, the major portion of which is a desert. The rest of it has been developed into a parkland, which has 8 trails that are suitable for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Additionally, the park has two baseball fields and campgrounds. The Wildlife World Zoo has the largest collection of exotic animals in Arizona.

Goodyear Transportation

Flights are available from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Goodyear Higher Education

Glendale Community College, Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University provide courses in higher education.

People

Total Population 72,880
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 31,075
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 58.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.4%
Median Earnings25+ $40,151
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,872
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,786

Wealth

Median Family Income $76,088
% Above Poverty Level 91.2%
% Below Poverty Level 8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,183
Median House Value $215,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.8%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 6.7%

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

Goodyear Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles SW of Glendale, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles W of Phoenix, Arizona
County Maricopa
Metro Area Phoenix - Mesa
Standard Zip Codes 85338
Phone Area Codes 623
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.435
Longitude -112.357

Goodyear 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 LITCHFIELD PARK
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 67 F
Apr Temp 51 to 86 F
Jul Temp 75 to 108 F
Oct Temp 55 to 90 F
Annual Precip 8.6 inches
Station BUCKEYE
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 68 F
Apr Temp 50 to 87 F
Jul Temp 74 to 108 F
Oct Temp 53 to 90 F
Annual Precip 7.9 inches
Station TONOPAH 5 NE
Distance 30.7 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 66 F
Apr Temp 50 to 85 F
Jul Temp 77 to 107 F
Oct Temp 55 to 89 F
Annual Precip 5.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avondale 78,872 $59,831
El Mirage 33,010 $50,884
Litchfield Park 5,253 $94,167
Peoria 163,664 $75,968
Tolleson 6,806 $33,000
Youngtown 6,405 $52,066

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

Goodyear Hospitals

WEST VALLEY HOSPITAL
(Government - State)
13677 WEST MCDOWELL ROAD
(623) 882-1500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Goodyear High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MILLENNIUM HIGH SCHOOL
14802 W WIGWAM BLVD
623-932-7200
Serves 1,625 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

MILLENNIUM HIGH SCHOOL
14802 W. WIGWAM BLVD.
623-873-1860
A Vocational School
Serves 754 students.

DESERT EDGE HIGH SCHOOL
15778 WEST YUMA ROAD
623-932-7500
Serves 354 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

ESTRELLA FOOTHILLS HIGH SCHOOL
13033 S ESTRELLA PARKWAY
623-327-2403
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 115 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.9

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