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 $70,293.00.
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.
Goodyear is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.08%), sales jobs (11.94%), and management occupations (9.69%).
In Goodyear, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.38 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Goodyear is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.04% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Goodyear in 2010 was $27,599, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,396 for a family of four. However, Goodyear contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Goodyear is a very 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 28.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Goodyear include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Goodyear is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.