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Goodyear ranked among Top 10 Best U.S. cities to live

New York-based 24/7 ranked Goodyear 7th among top 50 U.S. cities

Post Date:11/05/2015


 November 5, 2015


Contact: Mike Sakal, Public Information Officer                                  

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Goodyear ranked among Top 10 Best U.S. cities to live


New York-based 24/7 ranked Goodyear 7th among top 50 U.S. cities


               The city of Goodyear has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Best U.S. Cities to live in, according to a poll released Thursday by 24/7

To determine America's best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall reviewed data on the 550 areas measured by the U.S. Census Bureau with populations of 65,000 or more.

City rankings were based on a range of variables, including: crime rates; employment growth; educational attainment; and housing affordability. Goodyear was the only Arizona city ranked in the Top 50. Meridian, Idaho, was ranked first.

               “We’re more than excited to be named among the Top 10 Best cities to live in,” said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. “Our last citizen satisfaction survey showed that 96 percent of the respondents like living in Goodyear and would recommend it to others as a place to live. Clearly the word is spreading.”

Some of reasons 24/7 gave for the high ranking of Goodyear include: average household earns roughly $70,000 annually, nearly $20,000 higher than the median household income across Arizona; a lower poverty rate of 12.1% versus 18.2% for the state; and relatively safe place to live, with only 132 incidences of violent crime per 100,000 residents annually which is less than half of the state a whole.

Because of its importance, the labor market was one of the key measures 24/7 used to identify the best cities. In order to be considered, a city needed positive employment growth between 2011 and 2013 and an unemployment rate of no more than 9.8 percent, roughly one-third higher than the national rate last year.

            24/7 listed Goodyear’s current statistics:

Population: 75,676
Median home value: $243,000
Poverty rate: 12.1 percent
Percentage with at least a bachelor’s degree: 24.8%
Amenities per 100,000 residents: 211.4

               24/7 WallSt is a New York-based corporation which operates a financial news and opinion company with content delivered over the Internet. The company’s articles are republished in many national media outlets including MSN Money, Yahoo!, Finance,, USA Today and Huffington Post.

For more information, visit: America’s 50 Best Cities to Live - 24/7 Wall St.


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