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Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
The population of Avondale is approximately 60,000 (2004), 76238 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,579 (1990), 23386 (2010).
The amount of land area in Avondale is 57.319 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Avondale is 54 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.164 sq kilometers.
The distance from Avondale to Washington DC is 2094 miles.
The distance to the Arizona state capital is 17 miles. (as the crow flies)
Avondale is positioned 33.42 degrees north of the equator and 112.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Avondale elevation is 972 feet above sea level.
Avondale median income is $ 68,000 (2004).
The Avondale median home price is $ 129,200 (2000).
The average winter temperature is 54.0 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 69.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 92.4 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 73.8 degrees F.


near Phoenix on the edge of the Sonoran Desert. Other nearby communities include Litchfield Park, Tolleson, Goodyear, Youngtown, El Mirage, Sun City, Glendale and Peoria.
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warm and comfortable most of the year. There are two rainy seasons in this area. One is usually in December and the other in August. The "summer monsoon" season in the summer brings storms up from the Baja California area. Here is a Time and Temperature page for Avondale.
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History & History Related Items

William (Billy) Moore came to the Kingman area in the late 1860s from Missouri. He eventually settled near the Aqua Fria River about 1880. Agua Fria means cold water in Spanish. He called his little village Coldwater. He took part in the early government for a brief time, built a saloon and general store and created a stage stop in Coldwater. He was the postmaster here from 1901 until 1905. The Post office was then moved to another site near the Avondale Ranch and soon became known as Avondale Post office. The little community name of Coldwater gradually faded from use.. Avondale was incorporated in 1946.
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The incorporation of Avondale

13 December 1946


Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale

Billy Moore Western Heritage Days
held in October each year.
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Avondale City Government

Avondale, Arizona website
11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Suite 200
Avondale, AZ 85323
City Hall phone: 623-478-3000
Fax: 623-478-3800

Avondale Chamber

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
Serving Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson.
289 N. Litchfield Rd.
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Phone: 623-932-2260
Fax: 623-932-9057

Avondale Community News

West Valley News
A weekly newspaper serving Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson.

Avondale Organizations

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
Serving Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson.
289 N. Litchfield Rd.
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Phone: 623-932-2260
Fax: 623-932-9057

Avondale Libraries

Avondale Library
328 W. Western Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623)478-3100
Fax: (623)478-3809
Hotline: (623) 478-3119

Avondale Schools

Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale, Arizona 85323-1000
Phone: (623) 935-8000

Agua Fria Union High School District #216
530 E. Riley Drive
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 932-4250
Home of the Owls

Avondale Elementary School District #44 Avondale


The population of Avondale was:
1982 - 8,000
1990 - 16,169
1998 - 25,000+
2000 - 353,883
2002 - 48,738
2004 - 60,000 (estimate)
2020 - 125,000 (projection)

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