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Peoria is a major suburb of Phoenix with parts in both Maricopa County and Yavapai County, AZ. Most of the suburb is located in Maricopa County. Its known history dates back to the 1800s. Pioneers, organized by John “Jack” Swilling, dug the first modern irrigation ditch in the Salt River Valley in 1868. This helped the area to thrive agriculturally. By 1872, a mere four years later, about 8,000 acres of land had been cultivated alone the Salt River. Between 1891 and 1895, a railroad stop was established in Peoria, aiding in its growth. In 1900, the Presbyterian Church was constructed, and is now the oldest Presbyterian church still in use in all of Arizona. The city was founded in 0000, and gets its name from the settlers who had traveled from Peoria, Illinois to farm in Arizona in the 1800s. Peoria was incorporated in 1954. It is now the ninth largest city in Arizona.

Peoria has a population of about 155,000. The city is about 178 square miles, almost all of it land. The median age of residents is about 38 and 56% of residents are married. 41% of residents have children. 25% of its population is below the age of 18. The average household size is 2.8 people. There are about 56,000 households in Peoria, 40,000 of which are homes to families. About 44% of its population is single. There are about about 16,000 non-family households. About 85% of Peoria residents are white, about 4% are black, about 3% are asian, and less than 1% are native american. About 19% of its population claim hispanic ethnicity, meaning 81% are non-hispanic.

The median home price in Peoria is $202,500. Home appreciation is 18 about 17% over the last year. The median age of real estate here is 17 years. 65% of homes are owned, while renters make up about 23% of the population. 12% of houses and apartments are unoccupied. Vacant vacation homes make up about 4% of unoccupied housing. The median household income is $64,000. The unemployment rate in Peoria is about 5%, about 1% less than the national average. The cost of living in Peoria is on par with the national average. The average work commute is 28 minutes, which is on par with the national average. 80% of commuters drive their own car alone, 11% carpool with others, 5% work from home, less than 1% ride a bicycle, less than 1% take public transit.

Notable attractions include Lake Pleasant Regional Park, the Peoria Sports Complex, the Challenger Space Center, and the Canyon Raceway. The city is 13 miles from central Phoenix.

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      623-930-1734
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