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Avondale, Arizona

Avondale, Arizona
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Phoenix
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Phoenix
Avondale, Arizona is located in USA
Avondale, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
 • Mayor Kenn Weise
 • Total 45.1 sq mi (116.81 km2)
 • Land 45 sq mi (116.55 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 974 ft (297 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 76,238
 • Estimate (2014)[2] 79,646
 • Density 1,735.17/sq mi (669.94/km2)
Time zone MST (no daylight saving time) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 85323, 85392
Area code(s) 623
FIPS code 04-04720

Avondale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, adjacent to Phoenix, Arizona. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 76,238.[1]

Avondale, incorporated in 1946, experienced rapid residential and commercial growth in the years since 1980. Once primarily a sparsely populated farming community with many acres of alfalfa and cotton fields, Avondale has transformed into a major bedroom suburb for Phoenix. Several major residential subdivisions and shopping centers have recently been built on former farmland, many adjacent to Interstate 10.

Phoenix Children's Hospital opened a satellite facility (the Southwest Valley Urgent Care Center), at the corner of Avondale Boulevard and McDowell Road in the spring of 2013. Avondale's main arterial streets leading into the city of Phoenix, including Van Buren Street and McDowell Road, have been widened and modernized to a more "suburban" and less "rural" appearance and function.


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Governmental representation 3
  • Notable people 4
  • Education 5
  • Climate 6
  • Sports 7
  • Avondale Parks 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


Avondale is located at (33.435322, -112.349758).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.3 square miles (107 km2), of which, 41.3 square miles (107 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.15%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 35,883 people, 10,640 households, and 8,724 families residing in the city. The population density was 869.7 people per square mile (335.8/km²). There were 11,419 housing units at an average density of 276.8 per square mile (106.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.27% White, 5.20% Black or African American, 1.28% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 24.32% from other races, and 3.89% from two or more races. 46.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,640 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age. The average household size was 3.36 and the average family size was 3.66.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,153, and the median income for a family was $51,084. Males had a median income of $35,134 versus $27,487 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,919. About 10.3% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

In 2010 Avondale had a population of 78,256. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 50.3% Hispanic or Latino, 34.0% non-Hispanic white, 9.3% black or African American, 1.7% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 0.2% non-Hispanic of some other race and 4.5% reporting two or more races.[6]

Governmental representation

Avondale falls within Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District, served by Representative Raúl Grijalva and Arizona’s 19th State Legislative District, served by Representatives Mark A. Cardenas and Diego Espinoza and Senator Lupe Contreras, all Democrats.

Notable people


Avondale is served by the Littleton Elementary District, the Avondale Elementary District, and the Agua Fria Union High School District. Westview High School, La Joya Community High School, and Agua Fria High School are the high schools in the city.


This area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Avondale has a Hot desert climate, abbreviated "Bwh" on climate maps.[9]


Avondale is home to Phoenix International Raceway. It holds two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and two Nationwide Series races annually.

The City of Avondale Parks and Recreation Department offers quality sports for both youth and adults.

Avondale Parks

  • Las Ligas

12421 W Lower Buckeye Road

  • Festival Fields

101 E. Lower Buckeye

  • Donnie Hale Park

10857 West Pima St.

  • Friendship Park / Dog Park

12325 West McDowell

  • Mountain view

201 E Mountain View Drive [10]

  • Sernas Plaza

521 E Western Ave

  • Fred Campbell

101 E Lawrence Blvd

  • Dennis DeConcini

351 E Western Ave

  • Dessie Lorenz

202 E Main St

  • Doc Rhodes Park

104 W Western Ave


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ a b "Population Estimates".  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ 2010 census report for Avondale
  7. ^ "Tribute to Randall McDaniel". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Shelley Smith". National Football League. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Avondale, Arizona
  10. ^

External links

  • City of Avondale website
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