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Tolleson, Arizona

Tolleson, Arizona
City
Official seal of Tolleson, Arizona
Seal
Motto: "Honoring Our Past, Positioning Our Future"[1]
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Area
 • Total 5.6 sq mi (14.4 km2)
 • Land 5.6 sq mi (14.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,014 ft (309 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 6,545
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 6,756
 • Density 894.1/sq mi (345.2/km2)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 85353
Area code(s) 623
FIPS code 04-74190
Website City of Tolleson

Tolleson is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 6,545.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Economy 4
    • Top employers 4.1
  • Notable people 5
  • Annual Events 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

The city was incorporated in 1929,[4] and named after founder W.G. Tolleson.[5]

Geography

Tolleson is located at (33.450354, -112.255106).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.6 square miles (15 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,974 people, 1,432 households, and 1,151 families residing in the city. The population density was 894.1 people per square mile (345.4/km²). There were 1,485 housing units at an average density of 266.9 per square mile (103.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.21% White, 1.43% Black or African American, 1.23% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 40.79% from other races, and 3.72% from two or more races. 77.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,432 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.47 and the average family size was 3.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,773, and the median income for a family was $43,894. Males had a median income of $26,934 versus $23,511 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,747. About 9.9% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Top employers

According to Tolleson's 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[8] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 JBS Packerland 1,100
2 Americold 500
3 PepsiCo 462
4 Rousseau Farming Company 400
5 Fry's Food and Drug 341
6 Hillshire Brands 322
7 Salt River Project 314
8 QuikTrip 296
9 Sysco Arizona 273
10 Berry Plastics 260

Notable people

Annual Events

Whoopee Daze Festival at Veterans Park This 4 day event will include carnival rides, softball, pageants, corn hole competitions, a parade and live entertainment. [10]

References

  1. ^ "City of Tolleson, Arizona". City of Tolleson, Arizona. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ "Tolleson, Arizona". City-data.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Profile for Tolleson, Arizona, AZ". ePodunk. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ City of Tolleson CAFR
  9. ^ Barone, Michael; Ujifussa, Grant (1999). The Almanac of American Politics 2000. National Journal Group Inc. p. 125. 
  10. ^ http://www.knixcountry.com/event_portal/view/calendar/event.html?event_id=360406

External links

  • City of Tolleson, Arizona
  • Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
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