The following are a few points from a recent article about Goodyear in AZ Central. You can read the entire article here.
- Two Phoenix-area communities were among America’s fastest-growing last year as the Valley continues to see significant population growth, according to new estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Goodyear and Gilbert both ranked in the top 15 for growth rate between July 2012 and July 2013, a list dominated by Texas, Arizona and Utah cities.
- Phoenix added nearly 25,000 residents last year — fifth most in the country — bringing the city’s population to an estimated 1,513,367. Phoenix remains the nation’s sixth most populous city while gaining ground on No. 5 Philadelphia.
- Population growth was slower in other major Arizona cities, with Tucson (526,116) adding 1,300 residents and Mesa (457,857) growing by about 6,000 people. Goodyear saw the nation’s sixth-fastest growth rate as its population jumped 4.8 percent to 72,864.