Avondale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, adjacent to Phoenix, Arizona. The area covered by the city is 45.1 sq. miles. The population is approximately 80,650 people. The racial demographics include 75.75% Caucasian, 10.62% African American, 3.39% Asian, 1.46% American Indian, and 0.14% native Hawaiian with the remaining 8.19% contain different races. English and Spanish are the major languages that are used. 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 area. 73.2% of total population completed their high School education, only 5.9% completed their Masters Degree requirements and 1% passed their Professional degree exam.
This area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. The peak temperature is in the month of July while lowest is in the month of December. The city has poor air quality but has better pollution index as compared to other parts of the state.
The per capita income in the city is $20,974 which is lower than the national income per capita. In 2014, the median household income of Avondale residents was $57,170.
The economy of the area depends on the construction industry, manufacturing sector, financial and insurance services. Tax rate is higher in Avondale compared to the nation tax rate.
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.