Tolleson, Arizona had a population of 6,545 people according the census that was taken in 2010. Tolleson is located in the County of Maricopa. The year 1929 brought the incorporation of Tolleson as a city. The namesake of the community was a man named W. Tolleson.
During the second half of the 1800's, the United States policies towards Native Indians were dramatically influenced by the desire to expand westward into territories that were inhabited by these Native Indian tribes. Almost of the Native Indian tribes, which are estimated to be some 360,000 in number, lived west of the Mississippi, River, in the 1850's. These Native American tribes, of which some liven in the Southeastern territories and some lived in the Northwestern territories, were being confined to Indian Territory located in what is currently known as Oklahoma. This was during the time when the Comanche and Kiowa Native Indian tribes shared the land of the Southern Plains. The Blackfeet, Crow and Sioux Native Indian tribes dominated the Northern Plains. As the steady flow of European pioneers relocated into the northeastern communities of the nation, These, these Native Indian tribes into northeastern communities if the nation, there was a push of these pioneers into the western lands that were already inhabited by these diverse groups of Indians.
The policy of the United States swords these Native Indian tribes can be defined as the operations and the laws developed and adapted in the United States to outline the relationship between the federal government and these Native Indian tribes. After the United States first became an independent country, America adopted the European policies towards these Native Indian tribes. However, during the next 200 years the United States adapted its own widely differing policies with regard to the ever changing requirements and perspectives for the supervision of these Native Indian tribes.
In order to administer the government's Native Indian tribes' policy by the United States, in 1824, Congress created a new agency within the war department known as the Bureau of Indian affairs. This bureau worked in unison with the United States Army to enforce these policies. However, there were time that the federal government recognized the Indians as independent political communities, self governing, with a various number of identities, independent political communities with many different cultural identities. However, at other times the government has tried to force these Native Indians tribes to give up their land, abandon their cultural identity, give up their land, and become part of the culture of this nation.
The steady influx of white pioneers onto land that was inhabited and controlled by the Native Indian tribes, resulted in some newspapers from the East, publishing some sensationalized stories of about the Native Indians tribes committing extremely violent massacres of numerous white pioneers. While it is true that some white pioneers were killed by attacks from Native Indian tribes, this isn't true. The fact is that some Native Indian tribes actually helped some white pioneers across the Plains. Not only did the Native Indian tribes act as messengers and guides, they also sold wild game as well as other supplies to white pioneers. However, they only acted as messengers between the wagon trains. In spite of the friendly nature of the Native Indian tribes, the white pioneers still feared the potential of an attack.
In Tolleson, there were 1,151 families, 1,432 households, and 4,974 people residing in the community of Tolleson. There were also 1,485 units of housing units with a median density of 266.9 for each square mile. The racial makeup of the community of Tolleson 77.97 Latinos or Hispanics, 3.72% from two or more races, 40.79% from other races, 0.46%, Asian, 1.23% Native Indian, 1,43% African or Black and 52.21% White.
There were 1,432 households that had 19.8% who were non-family, 39.3% who had a female as the head of the household without a husband, some 52.7% who were livin together as a married couple, 7.7% who had somebody residing with them who were at least 65 years old, and 15.9% that were made up of individuals, and 3.9% who had children residing with them who were under the age of 18. The size of the average household size was 3.47 people and the size of the average family size was 3.83 people.
For every 100 females in the community of Tolleson, there were 100.8 males. The average of the residents was 29 years old. Some 9.8% were at least 65 years old. Some 19.4% who were between the ages of 45 to 64 years old. Some 27.4% were between the ages of 25 to 44 years old. Some 10.9% who were between the ages of 1`8to 224 years old. Some 9.8% who were under the age of 18 years old.
The median household income in Tolleson was $38,894. The median family income was $43.894. Females had a median income of $23,500 as compared to males who had a median income of $26,934. The income per capita for the community of Tolleson income was $13,757. Around 13,7 % of individuals and around 9.9% of families were living the poverty level, which includes 10.9% who were at least 65 years old, and 19.4% of those under age 18.