Avondale, Arizona

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Avondale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. According to 2008 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 81,299.[2]

Avondale is the home of Phoenix International Raceway, a famous auto racing facility. Westview High School, La Joya Community High School, and Agua Fria High School are large high schools in Avondale.

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Geography

Avondale is located at 33°26′01″N 112°20′59″W / 33.43361°N 112.34972°W / 33.43361; -112.34972 (33.435322, -112.349758).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.3 square miles (107.0 km²), of which, 41.3 square miles (106.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 35,883 people, 10,640 households, and 8,724 families residing in the city. The population density was 869.7 people per square mile (335.8/km²). There were 11,419 housing units at an average density of 276.8/sq mi (106.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.27% White, 5.20% Black or African American, 1.28% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 24.32% from other races, and 3.89% from two or more races. 46.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,640 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age. The average household size was 3.36 and the average family size was 3.66.

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