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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B-
Peoria is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 161,383. 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 above average.
About Peoria...
Population
161,383

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$230,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,159
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Peoria Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    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
$69,589
National
$55,322
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Living in Peoria nearly 9 years now, I moved from a small town in Idaho. Very Vast not a lot of opportunities to grow and flourish. Peoria has given me so much more to live for. With neighbors being so kind and willing to give. Every corner is kept clean and has a lot of diverse things to experience. It's growing and thats what I like to see and experience. It may be busy but I like busy, busy that comes with a safe environment is what I seek. The homes are beautiful, every store front is unique, lots of different shops. They really bring the community together, with local bussiness support and holiday actives. I would say the best place to live in AZ!
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Peoria is a very nice and updated place. Thinking logically, the best parts are the fact that Peoria keeps up to date with street and highway quality. There is also a Sewage Pipeline renewal project going on right now which shows the quality and dedication that our state government has for its' people. In Peoria, there is also many options for things to do with friends whether it be going to the Arrowhead Mall or going to the P83 Entertainment Center to watch movies, shop, or go to eat. There are minor fixes that could happen with some weathered street signs and some landscaping of trees that overhang roads, but besides these minor details Peoria has remained a strong and growing city within Arizona. There is also new neighborhood projects going on around the Deer Valley and Lake Pleasant area that work to allow for population increases in Arizona as it is currently a growing state. Peoria was a great place to grow up in and continues to improve on itself.
Peoria is a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. It is the home of spring training baseball, a large man made lake, great restaurants, and plenty of fun things to do. Some locations of Peoria are very city like and other locations are more rural. It's a great place to live!