Goodyear, AZ
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Goodyear is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 79,003 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Goodyear is the 15th largest community in Arizona. Goodyear has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Goodyear, where the median household income is $70,323.00.

Goodyear real estate is some of the most expensive in Arizona, although Goodyear house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Goodyear is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Goodyear is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goodyear who work in office and administrative support (14.61%), sales jobs (11.70%), and management occupations (8.81%).

One downside of living in Goodyear, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.49 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Goodyear is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.45% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Goodyear in 2010 was $28,335, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,340 for a family of four. However, Goodyear contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Goodyear is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Goodyear home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Goodyear residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Goodyear also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Goodyear include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Goodyear is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.