Eloy is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 17,059 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Eloy is the 40th largest community in Arizona.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eloy is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eloy is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Eloy who work in office and administrative support (11.84%), sales jobs (10.80%), and maintenance occupations (8.55%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.34% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Eloy has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Eloy a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Being a small city, Eloy does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Eloy, just 7.74% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Eloy in 2010 was $9,125, which is low income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $36,500 for a family of four. Eloy also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.24% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Eloy is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Eloy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Eloy, accounting for 61.95% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Eloy residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Eloy include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
In addition, Eloy has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.38%).
The most common language spoken in Eloy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.