Avondale, Arizona

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Avondale, Arizona
City

Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Phoenix
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona

Phoenix
Coordinates: 33°26′01″N 112°20′59″W / 33.43361°N 112.34972°W / 33.43361; -112.34972Coordinates: 33°26′01″N 112°20′59″W / 33.43361°N 112.34972°W / 33.43361; -112.34972
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Government
 • Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers
Area
 • Total 41.3 sq mi (107.0 km2)
 • Land 41.2 sq mi (106.8 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 974 ft (297 m)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 84,914
 • Density 2,056.0/sq mi (623.4/km2)
Time zone MST (no daylight saving time) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 85323, 85392
Area code(s) 623
FIPS code 04-04720
Website http://www.ci.avondale.az.us/

Avondale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, adjacent to Phoenix, Arizona. According to 2010 Census Bureau, the population of the city is 76,238 .[2]

Geography[edit]

Avondale is located at 33°26′01″N 112°20′59″W / 33.43361°N 112.34972°W / 33.43361; -112.34972 (33.435322, -112.349758).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.3 square miles (107 km2), of which, 41.3 square miles (107 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.15%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 2,505
1960 6,151 145.5%
1970 6,626 7.7%
1980 8,168 23.3%
1990 16,169 98.0%
2000 35,883 121.9%
2010 76,238 112.5%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 35,883 people, 10,640 households, and 8,724 families residing in the city. The population density was 869.7 people per square mile (335.8/km²). There were 11,419 housing units at an average density of 276.8 per square mile (106.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.27% White, 5.20% Black or African American, 1.28% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 24.32% from other races, and 3.89% from two or more races. 46.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,640 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age. The average household size was 3.36 and the average family size was 3.66.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,153, and the median income for a family was $51,084. Males had a median income of $35,134 versus $27,487 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,919. About 10.3% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

In 2010 Avondale had a population of 78,256. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 50.3% Hispanic or Latino, 34.0% non-Hispanic white, 9.3% black or African American, 1.7% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 0.2% non-Hispanic of some other race and 4.5% reporting two or more races.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Education[edit]

Avondale is served by the Littleton Elementary District, the Avondale Elementary District, and the Agua Fria Union High School District. Westview High School, La Joya Community High School, and Agua Fria High School are the high schools in the city.

Climate[edit]

This area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Avondale has a mild desert climate, abbreviated "Bwh" on climate maps.[6]

Sports[edit]

Avondale is home to Phoenix International Raceway. It holds two Nascar Sprint Cup Series and two Nationwide Series races annually.

Avondale Parks[edit]

  • Las Ligas

12421 W Lower Buckeye Road

  • Festival Fields

101 E. Lower Buckeye

  • Donnie Hale Park

10857 West Pima St.

  • Friendship Park / Dog Park

12325 West McDowell

  • Mountain view

201 E Mountain View Drive [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Arizona". United States Census Bureau. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Arizona" (CSV). 2008 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ 2010 census report for Avondale
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Avondale, Arizona
  7. ^ http://www.avondale.org/index.aspx?NID=1395

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