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Peoria is a city in Maricopa County, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area.

The community was named after Peoria, IL

The latitude of Peoria is 33.580N. The longitude is -112.236W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,142 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 127,580.


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Median household income
Local
$52,199
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Peoria demographic reports
Peoria is on Lake Pleasant
Established with the completion of the Arizona Canal in 1885
Considered a "boomburb," a bedroom community that has experienced dramatic growth in recent decades
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 368. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Pioneer Days - March 31, 2007
Dates often change. Check Peoria web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Pleasant Regional Park, White Tanks Regional Park
Sports teams: AZL Mariners (minor league baseball), AZL Padres (minor league baseball), Javelinas (minor league baseball), Saguaros (minor league baseball)
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 79

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Peoria demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Maricopa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Phoenix area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85303 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Peoria residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peoria ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peoria was $22,726, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Peoria residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Peoria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $791.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,100.


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Libraries in Peoria include Peoria Public Library, Sunrise Mountain Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Peoria include Peoria Today

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Maricopa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peoria political report.

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Peoria restaurants taking online reservations include Cucina Tagliani Italian Kitchen - Peoria ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Peoria workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 27 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Peoria between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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