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Overview

Introduction to Peoria, Arizona

The city of Peoria got its name in the late 1880s from early settlers who moved from Peoria, Illinois to this area of Arizona in order to farm the land. Incorporated in 1954, Peoria has steadily grown from a farming community. Peoria is centrally located, only 13 miles from the city of Phoenix. Other nearby cities include Glendale (approximately 4 miles southeast), Surprise (approximately 9 miles to the northwest), Tempe (approximately 22 miles to the southeast), Scottsdale (approximately 25 miles to the east), and Mesa (approximately 30 miles to the east).

Peoria is governed by a mayor and a city council consisting of six district representatives, all of whom are elected.

Peoria Arts and Culture

Peoria is home to Lake Pleasant Regional Park, a large water recreation area housing campgrounds and offering a variety of fishing and boating activities. Another major recreational facility is the Peoria Sports Complex, which serves as the spring training site for both the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres. Built in 1994, the complex was the first Major League Baseball facility to be shared by two teams for spring training games and year-round player development. Peoria is also home to the Challenger Space Center, a facility over 20,000 square feet in size, which offers simulated space missions and other educational experiences for school students, families, and interested individuals. Additional attractions in and around Peoria include:

  • Canyon Raceway
  • Turf Soaring School
  • Peoria Historical Society Museum
  • Polar Ice Peoria
  • Cave Creek (nearby Phoenix)
  • Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum (nearby Phoenix)
  • Deer Valley Rock Art Center (nearby Phoenix)

Sports fans have a lot to choose from, both within the boundaries of Peoria and a short drive away. These include the following:

  • Baseball:
    • Cactus League - The Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres share the Peoria Sports Complex for their spring training games in March. Several other MLB teams hold spring training at nearby sites:
      • Texas Rangers/Kansas City Royals (Surprise)
      • Oakland A's/Milwaukee Brewers (Phoenix)
      • Chicago Cubs (Mesa)
      • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Tempe)
      • San Francisco Giants (Scottsdale)
    • Major League Baseball: MLB - Arizona Diamondbacks (Phoenix)
  • Basketball:
    • National Basketball Association: NBA - Phoenix Suns
    • Women's National Basketball Association: WNBA - Phoenix Mercury
  • Football:
    • National Football League: NFL - Arizona Cardinals (Tempe)
  • Hockey:
    • National Hockey League: NHL - Phoenix Coyotes
  • Lacrosse:
    • National Lacrosse League: NLL - Arizona Sting (Glendale)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA
    • Arizona State Sun Devils (Tempe)

Also, the NCAA College Football Fiesta Bowl and Insight Bowl are both located in nearby Tempe, Arizona.

Demographics

People

Total Population158,677
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+71,806
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married51.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.8%
Median Earnings25+$41,430
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,506
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,008

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,830
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone23.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,137
Median House Value$208,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32%
German18.9%
Irish11%
English9%
Italian5.7%
Polish3.6%
French Except Basque3%
Norwegian2.3%
Scottish2.1%
Swedish2%
Dutch1.4%
Russian0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Arab0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Greek0.4%
African0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
US/American0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
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Peoria Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maricopa County
Standard Zip Codes85345, 85381, 85382, 85383
P.O. Box Zip Codes85380, 85385
Phone Area Codes623, 928
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude33.57
Approximate Longitude-112.25

Peoria Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationYOUNGTOWN
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp41 to 68 F
Apr Temp54 to 86 F
Jul Temp79 to 108 F
Oct Temp59 to 90 F
Annual Precip9 inches
StationDEER VALLEY (PHOENIX)
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp39 to 66 F
Apr Temp51 to 83 F
Jul Temp77 to 104 F
Oct Temp57 to 87 F
Annual Precip7.7 inches
StationSOUTH PHOENIX
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp39 to 67 F
Apr Temp51 to 85 F
Jul Temp74 to 102 F
Oct Temp56 to 87 F
Annual Precip8.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cave Creek5,275$113,261
El Mirage33,937$50,483
Glendale239,943$55,206
Surprise127,492$68,454
Tolleson6,985$42,377
Youngtown6,563$51,798

Peoria Public Libraries

Peoria Public Library System
8463 WEST MONROE STREET
Peoria, Arizona
(623) 773-7557

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Peoria Hospitals

Kindred Hospital Arizona - Nw Phoenix
(Proprietary)
13216 N. Plaza Del Rio Blvd
(623) 974-5460

Peoria Public Schools

Sequoia Redwood Charter School
6810 W. Thunderbird Rd.
ZIP: 85048
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Peoria Ecampus
6625 W. Cholla
ZIP: 85304
Other
Total Enrollment 6
West-mec - Peoria High School
11200 N. 83rd Ave.
ZIP: 85345
High
Country Meadows Elementary School
8409 N. 111th Ave.
ZIP: 85345
Primary
Total Enrollment 1179
Desert Pointe Academy
7785 W. Peoria Ave
ZIP: 85345
High
Total Enrollment 58
Ombudsman - Charter Northwest
9516 W. Peoria Ave.
ZIP: 85345
High
Total Enrollment 98
Peoria Elementary School
11501 N 79th Ave
ZIP: 85345
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
Cheyenne Elementary School
11806 N. 87th Avenue
ZIP: 85345
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
Peoria High School
11200 N 83rd Ave
ZIP: 85345
High
Total Enrollment 1511
Sundance Elementary School
7051 W Cholla St.
ZIP: 85345
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Copper Canyon Academy
7785 W. Peoria Ave
ZIP: 85345
Primary
Total Enrollment 192
Cotton Boll School
8540 W. Butler Drive
ZIP: 85345
Primary
Total Enrollment 962
Alta Loma School
9750 N. 87th Avenue
ZIP: 85345
Primary
Total Enrollment 837
Ira A Murphy
7231 W North Lane
ZIP: 85345
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Peoria Accelerated High School
8885 W Peoria Ave.
ZIP: 85345
High
Total Enrollment 475
Sun Valley Elementary School
8361 N 95th Ave
ZIP: 85345
Primary
Total Enrollment 945
Paramount Academy
11039 W Olive Ave
ZIP: 85345
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Santa Fe Elementary School
9880 N 77th Ave
ZIP: 85345
Primary
Total Enrollment 746
Paseo Verde Elementary School
7880 W Greenway Rd
ZIP: 85381
Primary
Total Enrollment 840
Centennial High School
14388 N 79th Av
ZIP: 85381
High
Total Enrollment 2096
Peoria Transition Center
7565 W. Peoria Avenue, Ste. A
ZIP: 85381
High
Total Enrollment 80
Sky View Elementary School
8624 W Sweetwater Ave.
ZIP: 85381
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Oasis Elementary School
7841 W Sweetwater
ZIP: 85381
Primary
Total Enrollment 803
West-mec - Centennial High School
14388 N. 79th Ave.
ZIP: 85381
High
Oakwood Elementary School
12900 N 71st Ave
ZIP: 85381
Primary
Total Enrollment 961
West-mec - Peoria Transition Center
7565 W. Peoria Ave.
ZIP: 85381
Apache Elementary School
8633 W. John Cabot Road
ZIP: 85382
Primary
Total Enrollment 756
Sunset Heights Elementary School
9687 W Adams Ave
ZIP: 85382
Primary
Total Enrollment 831
Desert Harbor Elementary School
15585 N. 91st Avenue
ZIP: 85382
Primary
Total Enrollment 753
Skyline Junior High School
17667 N. 91st Avenue
ZIP: 85382
Parkridge Elementary
9970 W. Beardsley Road
ZIP: 85382
Primary
Total Enrollment 896
West-mec - Sunrise Mountain High School
21200 N. 83rd Ave.
ZIP: 85382
High
Sonoran Science Academy-peoria
17667 N. 91st Avenue
ZIP: 85382
Other
Total Enrollment 209
Student Choice High School
8194 W. Deer Valley Rd
ZIP: 85382
High
Total Enrollment 76
Frontier Elementary School
21258 N. 81st Avenue
ZIP: 85382
Primary
Total Enrollment 944
Sunrise Mountain High School
21200 N 83rd Ave
ZIP: 85382
High
Total Enrollment 1675
Coyote Hills Elementary School
21180 North 87th Avenue
ZIP: 85382
Primary
Total Enrollment 867
Happy Valley School
7140 W. Happy Valley Road
ZIP: 85383
Primary
Total Enrollment 750
Terramar Elementary
7000 W. Happy Valley Rd.
ZIP: 85383
Primary
Total Enrollment 844
West Wing Elementary
26716 N High Desert Drive
ZIP: 85383
Primary
Total Enrollment 1046
Vistancia Elementary School
30009 N. Sunrise Point
ZIP: 85383
Primary
Total Enrollment 969
Candeo Peoria
9965 W. Calle Lejos
ZIP: 85383
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
West-mec - Liberty High School
9621 W. Speckled Gecko Dr.
ZIP: 85383
High
Basis Peoria
25950 North Lake Pleasant Park
ZIP: 85383
Other
Total Enrollment 746
Lake Pleasant Elementary
31501 N. Westland Road
ZIP: 85383
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Liberty High School
9621 W. Speckled Gecko Drive
ZIP: 85383
High
Total Enrollment 2141
Great Hearts Academies - Archway Glendale
Parcel #200-08-098e
ZIP: 85383
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Great Hearts Academies - Glendale Prep
23276 N. 83rd Ave.
ZIP: 85383
Other
Total Enrollment 460

Peoria Private Schools

Montessori Kingdom Of Learning
13111 N 94th Dr
ZIP: 85381
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
Arrowhead Montessori
14801 N 83rd Ave
ZIP: 85381
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Zion's Daycare & Learning Center
7643 W Acoma Dr
ZIP: 85381
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Spirit Of Hope Montessori School
14403 N 75th Ave
ZIP: 85381
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Sunrise Montessori School
8430 W Deer Valley Rd
ZIP: 85382
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Primrose School Of Fletcher Heights
8270 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy
ZIP: 85382
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Cross Of Glory Lutheran School
10111 W Jomax Rd
ZIP: 85383
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
Rancho Solano Private Schools-hillcrest Campus
7877 W Hillcrest Blvd
ZIP: 85383
Elementary
Total Enrollment 289
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