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On this page you can find some statistics and interesting facts about the City of Peoria, Arizona.

Peoria, Arizona By The Numbers

1886
Founded

1954
Incorporated

179 sq. mi.
Total Area

166,934
Population (2014)
U.S. Census Bureau, Nielson-Claritas Inc.

38.6
Median Age
U.S. Census Bureau, Nielson-Claritas Inc.

$59,044
Median Household Income
U.S. Census Bureau, Nielson-Claritas Inc.

9th
Largest City in Arizona

156th
Largest City in the U.S. (2016)

$175,596
Median Home Value
Nielson-Claritas Inc.

27.2%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
Nielson-Claritas Inc.

 

Peoria, Arizona Facts

Did You Know?

Peoria is home to Lake Pleasant, the second largest lake in Arizona after Roosevelt Lake.
Though Lake Mead is much larger, it is shared by both Arizona and Nevada.

Peoria residents enjoy 34 neighborhood parks, three public pools, two large community parks, five dog parks, and more than 26 miles of mountain and multi-use trails.

 Peoria's Streets Department maintains more than 1,559 miles of roadways.

Peoria's Utilities Department provides water, wastewater, and solid waste services to almost 60,000 residences and businesses.

Peoria is one of eight cities in Arizona that spans multiple counties.
(Far north Peoria actually stretches into Yavapai county).

Peoria's first Christmas Tree debuted in 1921 and was sponsored by the Peoria Woman's Club and the Chamber of Commerce.

Peoria was named the "Rose Capital of the World" in 1956.

Peoria takes its name from Peoria, Illinois. The city was founded by four families from Illinois who moved to Arizona in 1886 and named the new settlement after their home town.

Peoria Sports Complex opened in 1994 as the first spring training baseball facility designed to be shared by two teams: the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres.

The Peoria Sports Complex boasts the largest scoreboard in the Cactus League.
The high definition scoreboard measures 35 feet high and 61 feet wide.