See studies by R. F. Wolf (1939) and A. C. Regli (1941).
His son Charles Goodyear, 1833-96, b. Germantown, Pa., assisted him in the manufacturing and marketing of rubber articles. He later turned to shoe manufacturing, being one of the first to see the application of Howe's sewing machine to the making of shoes. He organized in 1871 the Goodyear Boot & Shoe Machinery Company of New York to manufacture machines. He was only partially successful until the consolidation in 1880 with Gordon McKay, his chief competitor.
On December 21, 2006, it was announced that the Cleveland Indians of baseball's American League would move their spring training facility to Goodyear from Winter Haven, Florida, and thus re-join the Cactus League in February 2009, after a 15-year absence. Before that, the Indians held spring training for many years in Tucson, Arizona.
On April 7, 2008, Goodyear's City Council voted 6-0 to fund $32 million to bring the Cincinnati Reds to Goodyear for Spring Training. The Reds will share the 10,000-seat stadium with the Cleveland Indians but each will have their own offices, practice fields, and clubhouses. The Reds will continue in Sarasota, FL through Spring Training of 2009 and then will move to Goodyear.
The largest master planned community in Goodyear is Estrella, south of the Gila River, composed of over 2500 homes as of September 2006.
There were 6,179 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.1% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 14.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $57,492, and the median income for a family was $60,707. Males had a median income of $40,702 versus $28,410 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,506. About 3.6% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.