Tolleson is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the city was 6,545 as of the 2010 Census.
The city was incorporated in 1929, and named after founder W.G. Tolleson.
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.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.6 square miles (15 km2), all of it land.
As of the 2010 census Tolleson had a population of 6,545. 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).
At the 2000 census, there were 4,974 people, 1,432 households, and 1,151 families living 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).