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About Goodyear

Demographics & Growth - We're a Growing Community

Setting the Pace

Goodyear's desert vistas, majestic mountains, master planned communities with lakes, country clubs and golf courses, and an active outdoor lifestyle have already attracted over 65,000 people which represents just eleven 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 65,275 according to the 2010 Census. Goodyear grew 245% between the 2000 and 2010 Census and it is expected to surge to well over 100,000 residents by 2015. The median income of our residents is estimated at $76,523 - one of the highest in the state, the highest in the West Valley, the third highest in the Phoenix metro area, and higher than the State’s largest cities including Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, and Scottsdale (2007-2009 ACS*).

Development in the Phoenix area is moving west! Since 1998, more than 50% of the Valley's building permits have been in the West Valley with the Southwest Valley leading the development boom. Goodyear is setting the pace among West Valley cities. Goodyear was the fourth fastest growing suburban city in the country (under 100,000 population) between 2000 and 2006, averaging 16% growth per year during that period, according to Forbes Magazine.

African-American couple at the Ballpark.

According to the most recent Citizen Satisfaction Survey, Goodyear has a diverse population with more than 85 percent of heads of households being college-educated and 56 percent having college degrees.

Goodyear is a young community with 31 percent of the population between the ages of 35 and 49. As a growing community, 81 percent of residents have lived in Goodyear less than ten years. It is also family-oriented as 46 percent of household have children. Additionally, 47 percent have a household income over $75,000.

Young family at the park.

The survey reports that 85-90 percent of residents feel Goodyear is a great place to live and offers excellent quality of life. Most residents, 90 percent, also feel safe day and night. Even in this economic downturn, 92 percent of residents are satisfied with the level of service the city provides.

Senior couples at dinner.

Demographics at a Glance


Population (2010 Census)


Population Projection (2035 – MAG)


Median HH Income (2007-2009 ACS)


Median Family Income (2007-2009 ACS)


Median Value of Owner-Occupied Homes (2007-2009 ACS)


Workforce (30 mile radius)



Sources: City of Goodyear Development Services, MAG, Sites USA; Income/Workforce Data: Sites USA; Home Data: ASU Realty Studies

*cities with a population under 20,000 are not included in the 2007-2009 American Community Survey

Population Growth - Historical

Population and growth chart


Last Updated: 4/6/2011

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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749