Avondale, AZ

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Population

81,590

1.19% growth

Median Age

31


Median Household Income

$56,585

0.829% growth

Poverty Rate

16.3%


Number of Employees

38,463

2.45% growth

Median Property Value

$174,800

8.84% growth

About

In 2017, Avondale, AZ had a population of 81.6k people with a median age of 31 and a median household income of $56,585. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Avondale, AZ grew from 80,631 to 81,590, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $56,120 to $56,585, a 0.829% increase.

The population of Avondale, AZ is 50.2% Hispanic or Latino, 32.8% White Alone, and 10.1% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Avondale, AZ speak a non-English language, and 91.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Avondale, AZ are Estrella Mountain Community College (2,334 degrees awarded in 2016), Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc (1,179 degrees), and Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College (361 degrees).

The median property value in Avondale, AZ is $174,800, and the homeownership rate is 54.4%. Most people in Avondale, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Avondale, AZ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Avondale, AZ employs 38.5k people. The largest industries in Avondale, AZ are Retail Trade (5,788 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,568 people), and Manufacturing (3,167 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,083), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,596), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,671).

Median household income in Avondale, AZ is $56,585. Males in Avondale, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,169. The income inequality in Avondale, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,585

2017 value

± $2,046

0.829%

1 Year Growth

± 6.03%

Households in Avondale, AZ have a median annual income of $56,585, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,120 in 2016, which represents a 0.829% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,619

Average Male Salary

± $1,335

$46,169

Average Female Salary

± $1,026

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,397 ± $4,848

  2. White

    $48,861 ± $892

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,845 ± $31,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Arizona by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Avondale, AZ is from Arizona.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 610.21

  2. Census Tract 820.20

  3. Census Tract 820.19

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Avondale, AZ was Census Tract 610.21 with a value of $81,898, followed by Census Tract 820.20 and Census Tract 820.19, with respective values of $80,278 and $77,174.

The following map shows all of the places in Avondale, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Avondale, AZ (13.3k out of 81.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    9,730 ± 730

  2. Hispanic

    8,868 ± 714

  3. Other

    1,482 ± 296

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Avondale, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

38.5k

2017 Value

± 1,389

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 4.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Avondale, AZ grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 37.5k employees to 38.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Avondale, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,312 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,299 people), and Management Occupations (2,639 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Avondale, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Avondale, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,312 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,299 people), and Management Occupations (2,639 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Avondale, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.54 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Avondale, AZ, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,413), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,629), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,761).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.5k

2017 Value

± 1,389

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 4.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Avondale, AZ grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 37.5k employees to 38.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Avondale, AZ, are Retail Trade (5,788 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,568 people), and Manufacturing (3,167 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Avondale, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Avondale, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Avondale, AZ, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (5,788 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,568 people), and Manufacturing (3,167 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Avondale, AZ has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.48 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.39 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Avondale, AZ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,083), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,596), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,671).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.6B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $16.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $23.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.7B) and Electronics ($16.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$158B

2015 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

83.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arizona trade was $158B. This is expected to increase 83.3% to $290B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $21.9B

  2. $8.27B

  3. $4.07B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.9B, followed by Texas with $8.27B and New Mexico and $4.07B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.3% of the population of Avondale, AZ has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 5.67% on Medicare, 9.64% on non-group plans, and 2.52% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Avondale, AZ was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Avondale, AZ see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1516 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 820 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1,516 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.7%

Uninsured

48.8%

Employer Coverage

19.7%

Medicaid

5.67%

Medicare

9.64%

Non-Group

2.52%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Avondale, AZ declined by 9.02% from 15.1% to 13.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Avondale, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arizona by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Avondale, AZ is home to a population of 81.6k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.6% of Avondale, AZ residents were born outside of the country (12.7k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Avondale, AZ is composed of 40.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (50.2%), 26.7k White Alone residents (32.8%), 8.23k Black or African American Alone residents (10.1%), 2.82k Asian Alone residents (3.46%), 1.65k Two or More Races residents (2.02%), 998 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.22%), 152 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.186%), and 65 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0797%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Avondale, AZ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Avondale, AZ was 31. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Avondale, AZ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Avondale, AZ residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.7k people

14.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.9k people

As of 2017, 15.6% of Avondale, AZ residents (12.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Avondale, AZ was 14.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    511,535 ± 16,887 people

  2. Canada

    42,113 ± 5,023 people

  3. India

    35,674 ± 4,625 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,535 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 42,113 and India with 35,674.

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Citizenship

91.4%

2017 Citizenship

91.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.4% of Avondale, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Avondale, AZ was 91.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    40.9k ± 1.97k

  2. White Alone

    26.7k ± 1.44k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    8.23k ± 929

In 2017, there were 1.53 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (40.9k people) in Avondale, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.7k White Alone and 8.23k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Avondale, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Avondale, AZ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Avondale, AZ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Avondale, AZ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,357 ± 272

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,037 ± 225

  3. Vietnam

    981 ± 203

Avondale, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Avondale, AZ awarded 3,950 degrees. The student population of Avondale, AZ is skewed towards women, with 5,648 male students and 6,040 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Avondale, AZ are Hispanic or Latino (1,579 and 40%), followed by White (1,567 and 39.7%), Black or African American (201 and 5.09%), and Unknown (176 and 4.46%).

The largest universities in Avondale, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Estrella Mountain Community College (2,334 and 59.1%), Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc (1,179 and 29.8%), and Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College (361 and 9.14%).

The most popular majors in Avondale, AZ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,157 and 29.3%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (925 and 23.4%), and Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (287 and 7.27%).

The median tuition costs in Avondale, AZ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 924 degrees awarded

  2. 558 degrees awarded

  3. 103 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Avondale, AZ was Automobile Mechanics Technology with 924 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Avondale, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,334 degrees awarded

  2. 1,179 degrees awarded

  3. 361 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Avondale, AZ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Estrella Mountain Community College with 2,334 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,276

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,674

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,276 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Avondale, AZ, which is 1.36 times more than the 1,674 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Avondale, AZ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,579 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,567 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    201 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Avondale, AZ were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,579 degrees mean that there were 1.01 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,567 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Avondale, AZ was $174,800 in 2017, which is 0.803 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $160,600 to $174,800, a 8.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Avondale, AZ is 54.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Avondale, AZ have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Avondale, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$56,585

Median Household Income

± $2,046

25.1k

Number of Households

± 1,040

In 2017, the median household income of the 25.1k households in Avondale, AZ grew to $56,585 from the previous year's value of $56,120.

The following chart displays the households in Avondale, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$174,800

2017 Median

± $4,209

$160,600

2016 Median

± $3,632

In 2017, the median property value in Avondale, AZ grew to to $174,800 from the previous year's value of $160,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Avondale, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Avondale, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Avondale, AZ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Avondale, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.4%

2017 Homeownership

53.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.4% of the housing units in Avondale, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Avondale, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Avondale, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Avondale, AZ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Avondale, AZ have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% of the workforce in Avondale, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.6%

  2. Carpooled

    13.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.34%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Avondale, AZ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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