Peoria is located in Arizona.
Peoria, Arizona has a population of 171,237.
The median household income in Peoria, Arizona is
The median household income for the surrounding county is $53,689
compared to the national median of $53,482.
The median age of people living in Peoria is
The average high temperature in July is 105.7
degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 42.7 degrees.
The average rainfall is approximately 9.8 inches
per year, with 0 inches of snow per year.
No weather information available.
Peoria has grown from a simple 19th century farming community into a dynamic northwest suburb of metropolitan Phoenix. Located 13 miles northwest of Phoenix and founded in the 1880s by families from Peoria, Illinois, Peoria is a business and medical hub for the Northwest Valley. The $34 million Peoria Sports Complex harbors the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres during spring training. The city is home of the Challenger Space Center, a glider sailing school, and an ice skating arena. Peoria residents enjoy affordable housing in established neighborhoods and the advantages of many recreational opportunities, including fishing, skiing or sailing in Lake Pleasant.
Activities and Attractions
Lake Pleasant Regional Park and the Challenger Space Center are in Peoria. The city is also home to the Peoria Sports Complex, where two Cactus League teams play Spring Training baseball, and where various events and festivals take place throughout the year. Learn to fly a glider at the Turf Soaring School, catch the Saturday night race car fever at Canyon Raceway, visit the Historical Society Museum, ice skate at Polar Ice Peoria, tee off at one of several great public golf courses, or hike to your heart's content in the White Tanks or Bradshaw Mountains only minutes from town.