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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population72,629
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+30,709
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married58.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.3%
Median Earnings25+$40,636
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,767
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,538

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,766
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone18%
Median Gross Rent$1,232
Median House Value$235,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.8%
German12.6%
English7.3%
Irish6.4%
Italian4.8%
Polish2.8%
French Except Basque2.4%
Norwegian2%
Scottish1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Ukrainian0.6%
African0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Czech0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Arab0.2%
Greek0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Goodyear Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maricopa County
Standard Zip Codes85338, 85395
Phone Area Codes623
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude33.37
Approximate Longitude-112.38

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)

StationLITCHFIELD PARK
Distance4.5 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
StationBUCKEYE
Distance13.5 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
StationTONOPAH 5 NE
Distance30.7 miles
Jan Temp38 to 66 F
Apr Temp50 to 85 F
Jul Temp77 to 107 F
Oct Temp55 to 89 F
Annual Precip5.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avondale80,631$61,540
El Mirage33,937$50,483
Litchfield Park5,449$93,319
Peoria158,677$76,830
Tolleson6,985$42,377
Youngtown6,563$51,798

Goodyear Hospitals

Abrazo West Campus
(Proprietary)
13677 W Mcdowell Road
(623) 882-1500
Western Regional Medical Center Cancer Hospital
14200 West Celebrate Life Way
(623) 207-3000

Goodyear Public Schools

Aspc-perryville
2014 N. Citrus Rd.
ZIP: 85338
Other
Centerra Mirage
15151 West Centerra Drive Sout
ZIP: 85338
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Copper Trails
16875 West Canyon Trails Blvd.
ZIP: 85338
Primary
Total Enrollment 922
Desert Edge High School
15778 W. Yuma Road
ZIP: 85338
High
Total Enrollment 1744
Desert Star
2131 South 157th Avenue
ZIP: 85338
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Desert Thunder
16750 W. Garfield Drive
ZIP: 85338
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Eliseo C. Felix School
540 E. La Pasada
ZIP: 85338
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
Estrella Foothills High School
13033 S Estrella Parkway
ZIP: 85338
High
Total Enrollment 1037
Estrella Mountain Elementary School
10301 S San Miguel
ZIP: 85338
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Great Hearts Academies - Archway Trivium
14130 West Mcdowell Road
ZIP: 85338
Other
Total Enrollment 538
Great Hearts Academies - Trivium Prep
925 N Sarival Avenue
ZIP: 85338
Middle
Total Enrollment 332
Incito Schools
877 North Sarival Road
ZIP: 85338
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
The Odyssey Preparatory Academy Goodyear
17532 West Harrison Street
ZIP: 85338
Primary
Total Enrollment 692
West-mec - Desert Edge High School
15778 W. Yuma Rd.
ZIP: 85338
High
Total Enrollment 1
West-mec - Estrella Foothills High School
13033 S. Estrella Parkway
ZIP: 85338
High
Total Enrollment 2
West-mec - Millennium High School
14802 W. Wigwam Blvd.
ZIP: 85338
High
Total Enrollment 2
Westar Elementary School
17777 W. Westar Dr.
ZIP: 85338
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Western Sky Middle School
4095 N. 144th Ave.
ZIP: 85338
Middle
Total Enrollment 994
Wildflower School
325 S. Wildflower Drive
ZIP: 85338
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Great Hearts Academies - Archway Goodyear
14130 W. Mcdowell Rd, Suite 300
ZIP: 85395
Harvest Preparatory Academy Goodyear
14900 W. Van Buren St.
ZIP: 85395
Primary
Total Enrollment 140
Millennium High School
14802 W. Wigwam Blvd.
ZIP: 85395
High
Total Enrollment 2205
Palm Valley Elementary
2801 N. 135th Avenue
ZIP: 85395
Primary
Total Enrollment 849
Palm Valley Preschool
2801 N. 135th Ave.
ZIP: 85395

Goodyear Private Schools

Phoenix Christian Elementary-west Valley
14900 W Van Buren St
ZIP: 85338
Elementary
Total Enrollment 120
St John Vianney Catholic School
539 E La Pasada Blvd
ZIP: 85338
Elementary
Total Enrollment 189
Primrose School At Palm Valley
14260 W Indian School Rd
ZIP: 85395
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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