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Peoria, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Peoria is the 9th largest city in Arizona with a population of 179,533 as of July 1, 2017. Peoria ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Peoria is located at latitude 33.7862 and longitude -112.308 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peoria (see map below) encompass a land area of 175.35 sq. miles and a water area of 3.66 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,142 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Peoria are located in Maricopa County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Yavapai County.

The City of Peoria (GNIS ID: 2411401) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Peoria is located within Wickenburg Division of Maricopa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Peoria population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Peoria, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 179,533
Daytime Population: Workers 54,551
Daytime Population: Residents 93,781
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 148,332
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 178,180
Population in Familes 149,039
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,353
Population Density2 1,024
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $65,240
Average Household Income $83,717
Per Capita Income $30,933


Total Housing Units 73,004 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46,806 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,996 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,202 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $227,579
Average Home Value $263,907


Total Households 65,802
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 46,526
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.13% 1.85%
Households 1.89% 1.73%
Families 1.89% 1.69%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Peoria, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peoria to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 98th
Population Density # 65 86th
Diversity Index # 153 66th
Median Household Income # 35 92nd
Per Capita Income # 58 87th

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