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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Peoria is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 164,572. Peoria is in Maricopa County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Peoria offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Peoria there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Peoria and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Peoria are highly rated.
About Peoria...
Population
164,572

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,205
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Peoria Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    152.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    305
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,472
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    127.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Peoria

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,039
National
$55,322
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Peoria Reviews

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I have lived here for 11 years and it is a great place to live! The Peoria Unified School District is amazing and I have enjoyed the educational opportunities and assistance I have gotten from them. There is also a lot of events to attend such as car shows, farmers markets, and community gatherings in parks. It is also a very diverse place to live with rural and urban communities right next to one another.
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I currently live in Peoria - it is a very peaceful, safe community. There is easy access to many different facilities, and no shortage of stores/locations to visit. Whether it be to look for homes, find a suitable job, or spend free time browsing through stores, Peoria has it all!
I love Peoria because it is a beautiful suburb that always seems to be well maintained. The streets are nice, the neighborhoods blend in beautifully with the desert landscape, and the schools are some of the best in the Phoenix Metro. The Peoria Sports Complex is a local fan favorite for graduation ceremonies, spring training, concerts, and other events that bring the community together. Not to mention, Lake Pleasant is one of the most popular weekend getaways in Arizona for families, friends, and water enthusiasts alike. Overall, Peoria is a city I am very proud to call my home because of its hometown feel and all the activities that it offers and the people that make it great.