Eloy, AZ


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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.

Eloy is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (11.96%), sales jobs (9.54%), and food service (9.51%).

A relatively large number of people in Eloy telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.96% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Eloy has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Eloy has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Eloy than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Eloy may be for you.

Being a small city, Eloy does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Eloy have a very low rate of college education: just 6.33% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Eloy in 2010 was $8,628, which is low income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $34,512 for a family of four. Eloy also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.38% 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. The greatest number of Eloy residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Eloy also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 66.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Eloy include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Eloy has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.52%).

The most common language spoken in Eloy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.

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