Goodyear, AZ

Goodyear profile

Living in Goodyear

Goodyear is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 86,840 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Goodyear is the 15th largest community in Arizona. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Goodyear, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Goodyear, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Goodyear’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Goodyear does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $83,866.00.

Goodyear home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Goodyear real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goodyear who work in office and administrative support (13.40%), management occupations (11.17%), and sales jobs (10.66%).

Also of interest is that Goodyear has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.21% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In Goodyear, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.90 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Goodyear citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.23% of adults in Goodyear have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Goodyear in 2018 was $33,180, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,720 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 27.99% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Goodyear include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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