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Peoria
  • Suburb of Phoenix, AZ

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Peoria is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 172,109. 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.

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About Peoria...
Population
172,109

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$282,200
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,340
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Peoria Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    181.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    38
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    30.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    214.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,107.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

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