Avondale is a city situated in Maricopa County next to Phoenix city, Arizona, United States of America. The area covered by the city is 45.1 sq. mile (116.81 km2). 0.1 sq. mile (0.26 km2) of the total land is covered by water. The city is situated 974ft above sea level. The city comprises of 79,646 inhabitants. Population density is 669.4 / km2. About 11,419 houses are there in the area. 75.75 percent population is Caucasian, 10.62 percent is African American, 3.39 percent is Asian, 1.46 percent is American Indian, and 0.14 percent are native Hawaiian and rest 8.19 percent belongs to different races. In general, 52.3 percent of the population is of Hispanic or Latino origin. 43 percent of the population comprises of youth. English (61 percent) and Spanish (34 percent) are the major languages that are used as communication tool among the people. Christianity is the leading religion practiced in the city.
There are 14 public schools and 1 private school in the city. There is a teacher for every 21 students. Garden Lakes Elementary School, Rio Vista Elementary School, Canyon Breeze Elementary School and Aqua Fria High School are some of notable Schools in the territory. 73.2 percent of total population completed high School education and only 5.9 percent completed Masters Degree requirements and 1 percent passed Professional degree exam.
Climate of the city is stated as hot desert climate. It has mostly sunshine throughout the year. The peak temperature is in the month of July while lowest in the month of December. The city has poor air quality but better pollution index as compare to other parts of the state.
The per Capita income in the city is $20974 which is lower than the national Income per Capita. The median household income is $57,791 and the median income occupied by owner is $65,950 that is quite lower than the national average. Unemployment rate is 7.7 percent in the area higher than the other parts of the county. 15.5 percent of the inhabitants are living below poverty level that is high as compared to the neighborhoods.
The economy of the area depends on the construction industry, manufacturing sector, Financial and Insurance services and other services based industries. Tax rate is higher in Avondale as compare to the nation tax rate. But the state provides state of the art facilities and uses of technology in the provision of utilities. The administration provides different business incentives to promote business in the city. Incentives like development impact fee reduction, building permit and planning fee reduction, commercial infill facility are provided to attract the business man. Overall economic conditions go in the upward direction as per financial report of the last year.
The city is administered by the council and committees with Mayor as its head. These representatives are elected via election for period of two years. Major departments managed by the council are Economic and Business Development department, developmental services department, Human resources department, Police department, Municipal court and Public works department.