Peoria, AZ
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Peoria is a relatively large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 171,230 people and 41 constituent neighborhoods, Peoria is the ninth largest community in Arizona.

Peoria real estate is some of the most expensive in Arizona, although Peoria house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Peoria is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Peoria is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Peoria who work in office and administrative support (15.39%), sales jobs (13.34%), and management occupations (10.37%).

Also of interest is that Peoria has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, Peoria is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.50% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Peoria in 2010 was $29,038, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,152 for a family of four. However, Peoria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Peoria is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Peoria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Peoria residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Peoria also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.70% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Peoria include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Peoria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.