Tolleson, Arizona

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Tolleson
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Motto(s): 
"Honoring Our Past, Positioning Our Future" [1]
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Location of Tolleson in Maricopa County, Arizona
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Tolleson
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°27′00″N112°15′34″W / 33.45000°N 112.25944°W / 33.45000; -112.25944 Coordinates: 33°27′00″N112°15′34″W / 33.45000°N 112.25944°W / 33.45000; -112.25944 [2]
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Government
  Type City council
  MayorAnna Tovar [3]
Area
[4]
  Total 5.77 sq mi (14.94 km2)
  Land5.77 sq mi (14.94 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
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1,014 ft (309 m)
Population
  Total6,545
  Estimate 
(2017) [6]
7,205
  Density1,244.02/sq mi (480.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST (no DST))
ZIP code
85353
Area code(s) 623
FIPS code 04-74190
Website City of Tolleson

Tolleson /ˈtɒlɪsən/ is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the city is estimated to be 7,205 as of 2017. [5]

Maricopa County, Arizona County in the United States

Maricopa County is a county in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated its population was 4,307,033 as of 2017, making it the state's most populous county, and the fourth-most populous in the United States, containing more than half the population of Arizona. It is more populous than 23 states. The county seat is Phoenix, the state capital and fifth-most populous city in the United States.

Arizona state of the United States of America

Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

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History

The city was incorporated in 1929, [7] and named after founder W.G. Tolleson. [8]

Geography

Tolleson is located on the west side of the Phoenix metropolitan area. The community lies just south of I-10. The community of Avondale lies about four miles to the southwest and Fowler is four miles to the southeast. The Agua Fria River is about four miles to the west. [9]

Phoenix, Arizona State capital city in Arizona, United States

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of Arizona, with 1,626,000 people. It is also the fifth most populous city in the United States, and the most populous American state capital, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.

Avondale, Arizona City in Arizona, United States

Avondale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, adjacent to Phoenix. According to the 2017 U.S. Census estimates, the population of the city is 84,025.

Agua Fria River river in the United States of America

The Agua Fria River is a 120-mile (190 km) long intermittent stream which flows generally south from 20 miles (32 km) east-northeast of Prescott in the U.S. state of Arizona. Prescott draws much of its municipal water supply from the upper Agua Fria drainage. The Agua Fria runs through the Agua Fria National Monument. The river then flows through a small canyon called "Black Canyon" into Lake Pleasant, a popular recreation area near Peoria, Arizona. (There is a large "Black Canyon" on the Colorado River along the Arizona–Nevada border.)

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

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1930 910
1940 1,73190.2%
1950 3,04275.7%
1960 3,88627.7%
1970 3,881−0.1%
1980 4,43314.2%
1990 4,4340.0%
2000 4,97412.2%
2010 6,54531.6%
Est. 20167,178 [6] 9.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [10]

As of the 2017 census Tolleson had a population of 7,178. The ethnic and racial makeup of the population was 80.1% Hispanic (72.7% of the total population identifying as of Mexican descent, 1.0% identifying as being of Puerto Rican descent), 11.0% non-Hispanic white, 5.8% non-Hispanic blacks, 1.0% non-Hispanic Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.2% non-Hispanic reporting some other race and 4.2% reporting two or more races (only 1.1% of the population was non-Hispanics reporting two or more races, however Hispanicness itself is not treated as something one can be partly). [11]

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.

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Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

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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

SK Food Group in a partnership with Phoenix and Tolleson expanded operations in 2016 and their food processing plant is projected to bring 550 jobs with an emphasis on helping unemployed youth ages 16–24 who are not attending school and attracting talent across the Valley.

Top employers

According to Tolleson's 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, [12] the top employers in the city are:

#Employer# of Employees
1 JBS Packerland 1,100
2 Americold 500
3 PepsiCo 462
4Rousseau Farming Company400
5 Fry's Food and Drug 341
6 Hillshire Brands 322
7 Salt River Project 314
8 QuikTrip 296
9 Sysco Arizona273
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. [14]

Governmental representation

The city is in Arizona's 7th Congressional District, served by Representative Ruben Gallego, and Arizona's 19th State Legislative District, served by Representatives Mark A. Cardenas and Diego Espinoza and Senator Lupe Contreras, all Democrats.

Education

The city is served by Tolleson Union High School District, Tolleson Elementary School District, Littleton Elementary School District, Union Elementary School District and Fowler Elementary School District.

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  14. http://www.knixcountry.com/event_portal/view/calendar/event.html?event_id=360406