Goodyear, AZ

Goodyear profile

Living in Goodyear

Goodyear is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 95,294 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Goodyear is the 13th 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 $85,217.00.

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.

Unlike some cities, Goodyear isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Goodyear are a mix of both white- and blue-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 management occupations (12.58%), office and administrative support (11.81%), and sales jobs (10.83%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.67% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

One downside of living in Goodyear is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Goodyear, the average commute to work is 31.01 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Goodyear citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.95% of adults in Goodyear have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Goodyear in 2018 was $34,968, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,872 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 28.97% 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.