South Lake Park in the Estrella development, southern end of Goodyear
Goodyear is on the southwestern side of the Phoenix Metroplex. Between 1990 and 2000, Goodyear was the 3rd fastest growing city in Arizona. Years ago this was a large cotton-growing area but with the growth in population in the Valley of the Sun, the "highest and best use" of the land has changed from irrigated agriculture to sub-division, pavement and shopping malls. As of September, 2006, Estrella, composed of more than 2,500 homes, was the largest master-planned community in Goodyear. The Estrella sub-division is in the southern end of Goodyear, right against the foothills of the Sierra Estrella Mountains (but still north of the Sierra Estrella Wilderness).
The Cleveland Indians recently moved their spring training camp from Winter Haven, Florida to the Goodyear Ballpark, taking up residence and rejoining the Cactus League in February, 2009. In 2010, the Cincinnati Reds are scheduled to move their spring training camp from Sarasota, Florida to the Goodyear Ballpark, too, although each team will have their own practice fields, clubhouses and offices.
The National Civic League awarded the pretigious All-America City award to Goodyear in June, 2008.
The water fountains at the Estrella development in Goodyear
High School or Higher: 83.6%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 22.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 7.2%
2011 Cost of Living Index for Goodyear: 93.9
Estimated Median Household Income: $72,900
Estimated Median Home Value: $248,700
Median Resident Age: 36.5 Years
Government, Educational Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Health Care, Professional Services, Utilities, Waste Management Services, Retail Services
Unemployed (March 2011): 6.2%
2010 Population Demographics
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||47,630|
|65 & over||7,065|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||18,136|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||47,139|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||110|
|Two or more||2,564|