Peoria is a relatively large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 194,917 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.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Peoria telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.61% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Peoria, the average commute to work is 30.65 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Peoria citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.85% of adults in Peoria have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Peoria in 2018 was $39,408, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,632 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 20.56% 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.