Census: Goodyear's population nearing 75,000

Posted at 5:07 AM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-09 07:07:38-05

Early numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show a 10,000 increase in Goodyear's population.

The bureau wrapped up its mid-decade count and the city appears to have nearly 75,000 residents.

Goodyear opted to conduct the count that began Oct. 1 in an effort to gain more state-shared revenue. That's a source of income based on a city's population.

The 2010 Census count had Goodyear's population at slightly more than 65,000 residents.

That would have remained the number used to calculate the city's portion of state-shared revenue through 2020, when the next U.S. Census Bureau count takes place.

The new number means the potential for an additional $1.45 million annually for Goodyear for the next five years.