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Eloy is a city in Pinal County, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area.
The community was named by the Southern Pacific Railroad, which built a switch here. The name is believed to derive from Syrian for "my God"
The latitude of Eloy is 32.755N. The longitude is -111.554W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,555 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,805.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Eloy demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pinal County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Phoenix area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85223 ZIP code.
5% of Eloy residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eloy ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eloy was $9,194, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Eloy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Eloy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $629.
Libraries in Eloy include Eloy Public Library ... View libraries
Pinal County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eloy political report.
The average commute time for Eloy workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Eloy between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 7.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Eloy include Red Roof Inns Eloy.
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