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Encyclopedia > Peoria, Arizona

Peoria is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 108,364, but a July 1, 2002 Census estimate put the fast-growing suburb's population at 123,239. The city's namesake is from Peoria, Illinois.


Location of Peoria, Arizona

Peoria is located at 33░38'59" North, 112░15'6" West (33.649738, -112.251584)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 366.9 km▓ (141.7 mi▓). 358.0 km▓ (138.2 mi▓) of it is land and 9.0 km▓ (3.5 mi▓) of it is water. The total area is 2.44% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 108,364 people, 39,184 households, and 29,309 families residing in the city. The population density is 302.7/km▓ (784.0/mi▓). There are 42,573 housing units at an average density of 118.9/km▓ (308.0/mi▓). The racial makeup of the city is 84.95% White, 2.78% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 1.92% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 7.09% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. 15.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 39,184 households out of which 37.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% are married couples living together, 9.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% are non-families. 20.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.73 and the average family size is 3.16.

In the city the population is spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $52,199, and the median income for a family is $58,388. Males have a median income of $40,448 versus $29,205 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,726. 5.3% of the population and 3.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.8% of those under the age of 18 and 6.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Regions of Arizona
North Central Arizona | Northern Arizona | Phoenix metropolitan area | Southern Arizona
Largest Cities
Apache Junction | Avondale | Bullhead City | Casas Adobes | Catalina Foothills | Chandler | Flagstaff | Gilbert | Glendale | Lake Havasu City | Mesa | Nogales | Payson | Peoria | Phoenix | Prescott | Scottsdale | Sierra Vista | Sun City | Surprise | Tempe | Tombstone | Tucson | Yuma
Apache | Cochise | Coconino | Gila | Graham | Greenlee | La Paz | Maricopa | Mohave | Navajo | Pima | Pinal | Santa Cruz | Yavapai | Yuma

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=33.649738&longitude=-112.251584&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=33.649738&lon=-112.251584&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-112.251584&lat=33.649738&w=750&h=500)
  • Peoria Directory (http://az.allpages.com/)

  Results from FactBites:
Peoria, Arizona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (941 words)
Peoria is currently the fourth largest city in the state of Arizona in terms of land area, and the ninth largest city in the state in terms of population.
Peoria was incorporated as a city in 1954, with boundaries covering one square mile (2.6 km┬▓) of land.
The Peoria Unified School District (PUSD) is the third largest district in the State of Arizona, and serves most of the city of Peoria, and portions of the neighboring Glendale.
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