Goodyear is a city located in Maricopa County, Suburb of Phoenix and is in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The area covered by the city is 116.5 sq. mile (301.6 km2). No land is covered by water. The city comprises of 75664 inhabitants. Male proportion in the population is 43.5 percent and that of female is 56.5 percent. Population density is 162.3 / sq. mile. The median resident age is 36.5 years. 83.56 percent population is Caucasian, 6.18 percent is African American, 2.89 percent is Asian, 1.59 percent is American Indian, and 6 percent belongs to different races.12 percent of the population comprises of youth. English (77 percent), Spanish (18 percent) and 5 percent other languages are spoken by the people. The average household size is 2.85 and the average family size is 2.94. 33 percent of the population is of Hispanic or Latino origin.
The education system of the area is average. Special measures are taken for the improvement in the literacy rate. Student to teacher ratio is 19:1. There are total 8 public schools and 1 private school serving in the city. 88.2 percent residents completed high school education, 68.5 percent passed college exam, 28.3 percent completed their Bachelors degree, 9.1 percent attained Masters Degree and 2.2 percent passed Professional degree exam. Prominent educational institutions of the city are Estella Mountain Elementary School, Copper Trails, Millennium High School, Palm Valley Elementary School, Western Sky Middle School, and Franklin Pierce University Campus (only for health education).
The per Capita income in the city is $28195 that is 2.5 percent lower than the national Income per Capita. The median household income is $72361 and the median income occupied by owner is $81727. Major industries in Goodyear are health care and education industry, the retail service industry, the construction industry, the food services, waste management services, warehousing and the transportation industry. Unemployment rate is 5.2 percent in the area that is 12 lower than the national average. 6.9 percent of the inhabitants are living below poverty level that is 53 percent lower than the national poverty level. 71.9 percent of the residents are living in their own houses while 28.1 percent are living in the occupied houses as renters.
Small business development center (SDBC) is designed for assisting small scale business and investors. There is a hierarchy of government officials that managed the city. Administrative Head of the city council is Mayor and other members of the councils are responsible for their respective departments. Business incentives offered by the community are Foreign Trade Zone, Military Reuse zone, Quality Job Tax Credit Program, Qualified Facility Tax Credit, Computer Data Center Tax Exemption, Research and development Tax Credit, Small business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer grants, business assistance that includes partnership with other organizations and sponsorship opportunities. There are variety of taxes collected by the officials in the city. Tax rates are also different. Contracting Taxes rate is 3.5 percent, Real Estate Taxes rate is 2.5 percent, Hotel and Restaurant taxes rate is 4.1 percent and retail sales tax rate is 8.8 percent in the city.