Avondale, AZ

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Living in Avondale

Avondale is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 87,931 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Avondale is the 13th largest community in Arizona. Avondale 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 Avondale, where the median household income is $61,825.00.

Unlike some cities, Avondale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Avondale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Avondale is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Avondale who work in office and administrative support (16.66%), sales jobs (11.63%), and management occupations (7.21%).

One downside of living in Avondale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.30 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Avondale citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.59% of adults 25 and older in Avondale have a college degree.

The per capita income in Avondale in 2018 was $24,671, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,684 for a family of four. However, Avondale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Avondale is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Avondale 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 Avondale, accounting for 51.91% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Avondale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Avondale include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Avondale's cultural character, accounting for 16.22% of the city’s population.

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