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Peoria Arizona
"The Other Peoria"

Back to Peoria Illinois is dedicated to the City Of Peoria, Illinois, but there is another city in the United States that goes by the name of "Peoria": Peoria, Arizona!
(There are also Peorias in Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Oregon -- but these are very small towns)

Peoria, AZ is slightly large in population, than Peoria Illinois, and is located roughly 1,600 miles to the Southwest. Peoria Arizona is in the Phoenix, AZ metro area, and is located about 15 miles Northeast of Phoenix.

This Arizona city received its name from one of its founders, William J. Murphy, who was originally from Peoria, Illinois.

About Peoria Arizona:

Peoria Arizona has a population of roughly 142,000 people. It is located in the counties of Maricopa and Yavapia, and is the the 4th largest city in the state of Arizona.

Peoria Arizona Demographics:

Median Household Income: $52,199
Median Family Income: $58,388
Per Capita Income: $22,726
# Households: 39,184
Racial Make Up:
White: 85%
Black or African American: .7%
Native American: 1.9%
Pacific Islander: 7.1%
Hispanic or Latino: 15.4%

Local Attractions: Local attractions include Peoria's Lake Pleasant, the Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, and many local Golfing, outdoors and shopping/dining venues.

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Interesting Facts About Peoria Arizona:

Peoria Arizona was recently ranked as one of the fastest growing cities with a population over 100,000. Peoria Arizona is also home to the spring training center for the San Diego Padres!

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