Peoria is a relatively large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 190,985 people and 44 constituent neighborhoods, Peoria is the eighth 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Peoria who work in office and administrative support (14.00%), sales jobs (11.45%), and management occupations (11.40%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.44% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Peoria, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.53 minutes every day commuting to work.
The population of Peoria is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.07% of adults in Peoria have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Peoria in 2018 was $35,936, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,744 for a family of four. However, Peoria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Peoria is an extremely 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 19.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Peoria include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Peoria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.