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Setting the Pace

image001Goodyear's desert vistas, majestic mountains, master planned communities with lakes, country clubs and golf courses, and an active outdoor lifestyle have already attracted over 73,000 people which represents just ten percent of the build-out population.

With a mere 2,747 residents in 1980 and 6,258 in 1990, Goodyear's population has exploded to a population of 73,832 as of April 1, 2014 (MAG Estimates, April 1, 2014). Goodyear grew 245% between the 2000 and 2010 Census and it is expected to surge to well over 100,000 residents by 2020 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2007-2009 ACS).

The median income of our residents is estimated at $73,022 - one of the highest in the state and the highest in the West Valley; higher than Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, and Scottsdale (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 ACS 1-Year Estimates).

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Development in the Phoenix area is moving west! Goodyear was the 6th fastest growing city in the country (over 50,000 population) according to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2014.

Key Facts:
Goodyear Population: 73,832***

Metro population: 4,300,000+*

Population in their prime working years (25 to 54): 41.8%*

Population in labor force: 58.9%*

46.7% male vs. 53.3% female*

Education:
29.7% Some college

10.5% Associates degree

19.2% Bachelor’s degree

9.1% Graduate or professional degree

Dwelling units: 26,000+*

Family households: 76.9%*

Owner occupied housing units: 71.6%*

Median value of owner-occupied units: $178,308*

Median household income: $71,030*

Mean household income: $81,425*

Average household size: 2.79*

Average family size: 3.18*

Goodyear had a compound annual growth rate of 20.2% in 2000 (population of 18,911) and 24.5% in 2010 (population of 65,275).

For more information visit Goodyear's Economic Development website.

According to the most recent Citizen Satisfaction Survey, Goodyear is a great place to live!

The most recent Citizen Satisfaction Survey reveals that:

  • 97% feel safe in their neighborhood.
  • 96% said Goodyear is an excellent-good place to live.
  • 95% would recommend Goodyear as a place to live
  • 95% rated Fire Services as excellent-good
  • 94% rated Emergency Medical Services as excellent-good
  • 91% of the residents are happy with the overall quality of life

 

*U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

**The Bureau of Labor statistics and shown that educational attainment has a direct correlation to income levels. Not surprisingly, Goodyear’s citizens have a higher median household income ($73,022) compared to that of the Phoenix metro area ($51,359):

*** MAG Estimates, April 1, 2014