Goodyear 83 Exceptional
Goodyear Livability #7 ranked city in Arizona#1,668 ranked city in the USARanks better than 94% of areas
A+ Goodyear Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Goodyear Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Arizona
1066% more expensive than the US average
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Goodyear cost of living
B- Goodyear Crime Total crime is 13% lower than Arizona
Total crime
2,3671% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 431% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Goodyear crime
C+ Goodyear Employment Household income is 45% higher than Arizona
Median household income
$74,41735% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$29,2632% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%48% lower than the US average
Goodyear employment
B- Goodyear Housing Home value is 33% higher than Arizona
Median home value
$235,20027% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,23230% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%14% higher than the US average
Goodyear real estate or Goodyear rentals
B Goodyear Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Arizona
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:118% higher than the US average
Goodyear K-12 schools
A Goodyear User Ratings There are a total of 35 ratings in Goodyear
Overall user rating
81% 35 total ratings
User reviews rating
67% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
85% 32 total surveys
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      Living in Goodyear, AZ

      Goodyear, Arizona is a moderately-sized city with a population of 72,629 people. The majority of Goodyear residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Goodyear are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 15% of the population also speak Spanish. Goodyear is known to be family friendly as more than 82% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 57% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Goodyear could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arizona if you know where to look. With useful information like amenities, crime, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Goodyear and in the areas around Goodyear is a much easier task.

      Goodyear has a livability score of 73/100 and is ranked #63 in Arizona and #7,226 in the USA. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Goodyear ranks well for amenities (A+) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Goodyear. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F) and education (F).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Goodyear has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Goodyear real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Goodyear. The median home price for Goodyear homes is $235,200, which is 33% higher than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Goodyear, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 8.6% lower than the Arizona average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Goodyear area were 5.3% and 5 year appreciation rates were 7%.

      Goodyear transportation information

      Average one way commute29min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.0%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.1%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.4%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home7.5%5.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Goodyear, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).