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Goodyear is a city in Maricopa County, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area.
The community was named after the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which began cotton farming near here in 1916.
The latitude of Goodyear is 33.435N. The longitude is -112.357W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 968 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 31,968.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Goodyear demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Maricopa 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 85323 ZIP code.
18% of Goodyear residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Goodyear ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Goodyear was $22,506, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Goodyear residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Goodyear, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $702. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,195.
Newspapers in Goodyear include West Valley View
Maricopa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Goodyear political report.
The average commute time for Goodyear workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Goodyear between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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