Litchfield Park is located about 20 miles northwest of Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona. The area covered by the city is 3.1 sq. miles. The city’s population is 5,392. Males make up 49.1% of the population and females are 50.9%. The median resident age is 34.5 years. English (79%) and Spanish (14%) are the major languages spoken. 47# of the population is of Hispanic or Latino origin.
The education system in the area is quite good. Special measures are taken for the improvement in the literacy rate. Student to teacher ratio is 20:1. Prominent educational institutions of the city are Litchfield Elementary School, Wigwam Creek Middle School, Crown Charter School, White Tanks Learning Center and Palm Valley Elementary School. 89.5% residents completed a high school education, 75.1% passed college exam, 38.1% completed their Bachelors degree, 18% attained a Masters Degree and 6.7% passed Professional degree exams.
The per capita income in the city is $50,200 which is higher than the national Income per capita. The median household income is $77,321. Major industries in the city are the health care and education industries, the retail service industry, the construction industry, information technology industry, warehousing and the transportation industry. The unemployment rate in Litchfield Park is 2.1% which is 64% lower than the national average.
One of the very important issues is the animal control issue. Special department named as Animal Control department is established that works for the recovery of the pets, save tourists from wild animals, and medical treatment of the animals. The biggest revenue source of the area is sales tax. There is no property tax in the area which makes it an ideal location for businesses. The agriculture sector is another important part of the economy of the region. The prominent agricultural crops in the area are cotton, barley and hay. Additionally, cattle farming also contributed a lot in the economy of the city.
There is a hierarchy of government officials that managed the city. The Mayor is Tom Schoaf, the Vice Mayor is Paul Faith. City Council members are: Peter Mahoney, Paul Stucky, Tim Blake, John Romack and Jeff Raible. The first Mayor was Charles Salem.