The vibrant and rapidly growing community of Avondale is proud to be recognized as a “2017 All-American City.” The city is conveniently located along the I-10 and State Route 101 in southwest Phoenix, and nestled at the base of the scenic Estrella Mountains where the Agua Fria, Salt and Gila Rivers meet. On the designated midpoint of the state, Avondale truly is in the heart of Arizona where the baseline and meridian points conjoin. Lifelong residents and newcomers realize Avondale living stands apart with its friendly community spirit, affordable quality of life and closely engaged local government. Avondale boasts a proud, diverse and tight-knit community. The city welcomes everyone to renowned businesses, scenic nature, striking neighborhoods and a charming historic downtown district.

Principal Economic Activities

Committed to further accelerating the community, Avondale’s leadership is strategically targeting industries in the following sectors: financial business services, manufacturing, amateur sports, tourism and hospitality, health care and medical services, emerging technology and corporate regional headquarters. Avondale’s attractive talent pool is composed of over 83,000 residents with a median age of 30. With its multiple employment corridors, abundant land for development and lucrative incentive offers, Avondale is poised for additional success. Avondale most recently welcomed The Vitamin Shoppe headquarters, SanMar, Copper Springs Hospital, Welbrook Rehabilitation, Legacy Senior Living and Copper State Rubber to its robust economic base.

Scenic Attractions

From the soccer fields of Friendship Park to the high-velocity excitement of Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), Avondale has something for everyone. For the sports lover, PIR, undergoing a $178 million makeover, hosts multiple NASCAR events annually and drives hundreds of millions of dollars into the state and local economies. The Randall McDaniel Sports Complex offers 83,000 square feet of indoor arena sports, while Friendship Park, with its 10 multipurpose fields, hosts soccer tournaments and special events year-round. Almost 200 acres of parks and 7.5 miles of lakeside trails invite activities for every outdoor enthusiast. As the only valley city where three rivers converge, Avondale celebrates its lush natural resources with the Tres Rios Nature Festival each spring.

Community Facilities

Avondale has a range of community and cultural facilities featuring nine local parks, a civic center campus and amphitheater, the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, the Avondale Community Center/Senior Center, the Tri-City West Thornwood Boys and Girls Club and a family resource center. In addition, the city’s diverse array of educational institutions including charter schools, Estrella Mountain Community College, Universal Technical Institute, West-MEC and St. John Catholic High School cultivate a community that focuses on families.

Basic Information

Founded 1900 Incorporated 1946
Elevation 968 ft. Location Maricopa County
Distance to major cities:
Phoenix 15 miles San Diego 339 miles
Tucson 125 miles Los Angeles 357 miles
Las Vegas 287 miles  


2000 2010 2023 (est.)
Avondale 35,883 76,468 90,755
Maricopa County 3,072,149 3,824,058 4,507,419
State of Arizona 5,130,632 6,401,569 7,285,370

Office of Economic Opportunity

Arizona Dept. of Revenue & Arizona Tax Research Foundation


Avondale 2.50%
Maricopa County 0.70%
State 5.60%

Arizona Dept. of Revenue & Arizona Tax Research Foundation

Labor Force

2000 2010 2022
Civilian Labor Force 18,080 39,809 46,429
Unemployed 575 4,341 2,531
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 10.9% 5.5%

Office of Economic Opportunity

Workforce Education Attainment

Count Share
Less than high school 9,206 17.4%
High school or equivalent, no college 14,429 27.2%
Some college or Associate degree 18,908 35.6%
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree 10,499 19.8%

American Community Survey

Industry (ranked by employment)

  Count Share
Education, health care & social assistance 8,303 19.9%
Retail trade 5,806 13.9%
Professional, scientific, & administrative services 4,537 10.9%
Finance, insurance & real estate 4,025 9.6%
Arts, entertainment, food & recreation services 3,693 8.8%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities 3,588 8.6%
Manufacturing 3,019 7.2%
Construction 2,943 7.1%
Other services, except public administration 1,979 4.7%
Public administration 1,964 4.7%
Wholesale trade 908 2.2%
Information 605 1.4%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining 368 0.9%

American Community Survey

This profile was prepared by the Arizona Commerce Authority in cooperation with local sources. For further information, please contact:

City of Avondale Economic

Ken Chapa
11465 W Civic Center Dr.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: 623-333-1411
Email: [email protected]
City of Avondale Economic

Ken Chapa
11465 Civic Center Dr.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: 623-333-1400
Email: [email protected]
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
2 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2500
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-256-7700
Email: [email protected]
Arizona Commerce Authority
Statewide Economic Development Group
100 N. 7th Ave., Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-845-1200
Email: [email protected]

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