Peoria is a city located in two counties, Maricopa and Yavapai of Arizona state of United States of America. Major portion of the city is located in the Maricopa County while a small portion in the north is situated in the Yavapai County. The area covered by the city is 178 sq. mile (451.90 km2). The land covered by the water is 3.5 sq. miles. It is situated 1142 ft (340 m) above sea level. The city comprises of 166934 inhabitants. Male proportion in the population is 47 percent and that of female is 53 percent. The median resident age is 40.2 years. 84.76 percent population is Caucasian, 3.99 percent is African American, 3.37 percent is Asian, 0.87 percent is American Indian, and 0.19 percent are native Hawaiian and 6.81 percent belongs to different races.32 percent of the population comprises of youth. 85 percent English, 8 percent Spanish and 7 percent other languages are speaking by the people in the area. The average household size is 2.73 and the average family size is 3.16.
The education system of the area comprises of more than 30 schools .Student to Teacher ratio is 19:1. 87 percent residents completed high school education, 65.2 percent passed college exam, 26.2 percent completed their Bachelors degree, 9 percent attained Masters Degree and 1.9 percent passed Professional degree exam. Prominent educational institutions of the city are Candeo Peoria, Pakridge Elementary School, Parzo Verde Elementary School, Sunrise Mountain High School, Peoria Unified School District and Raymond Skellies High School. There is a Trine University campus in the city. Additionally there are more than 5 beauty schools in the city.
The per Capita income in the city is $29048. The median household income in Peoria is $63940 and the median income occupied by owner is $73263. Male median earning is $41673 while that of female $31352. 10.8 percent of the employers work in health care and education industry, 18.2 percent are working in the retail service industry, 9.47 percent in the manufacturing sector and 8.1 percent in the transportation industry. Unemployment rate is 5.1 percent in the area that is 14 percent lower than the national average. Poverty level is 9.1 percent that is 39 percent lower than the national level. Housing prices are higher than the neighborhood areas. The median home price is $191700 and rent is $1123 that is 26 percent high than the national average. 73.6 percent of the residents are living in their own houses while 26.4 percent of the houses are occupied by the renters. The cost of living in the area is high as compare to the income of the people.
Everything in the city is well managed and organized in the city. There is Economic Development Services Department that serves the emerging entrepreneurs. They are in close contact with real estate industry and provide assistance to the new coming investors. Additionally the department guides the people about construction of the building, licensing, tax issues, and locality and environment issues while initiating business in the area.