Peoria, Arizona is located northwest of the city of Phoenix, and is considered part of the greater Phoenix area. It was founded in 1886 by settlers from Peoria, Illinois. Peoria was incorporated in 1954, with boundaries covering one square mile of land.
Peoria Arizona is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. More than 60% of the residents of Peoria have had at least some college education. There are more than 122,000 people living there, making it the 9th largest city in Arizona. The median annual income in Peoria is $52,199.
Peoria Arizona used to be basically agricultural, but it has grown into a modern city with workers in both commercial and service industries. Major employers include Peoria Unified School District, Bell Rd Auto Dealers, City of Peoria, Plaza Del Rio Campus, and Freedom Plaza Care Center.
Peoria Arizona Education: There are 25 public elementary schools and five public high schools in Peoria. The area is served by the Peoria Unified School District. Nearby, in Glendale, there is a community college, the American Graduate School of International Management (also known as ‘Thunderbird’), and A.S.U.’s West Campus.
Peoria Major Attractions: Peoria is home to the Peoria Sports Complex, where two Cactus League teams play Spring Training baseball games, and where various events and festivals take place throughout the year. Lake Pleasant and the Challenger Learning Center are in Peoria.
More Peoria AZ Facts: Peoria covers about 117 square miles. The nearest mall is the Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale. Peoria is located in Maricopa County.
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