Peoria, AZ is situated toward the southern part of Arizona state and is a part of the county of Maricopa as well as Yavapai county. The population within Peoria is approximately 154,000+ people as of U.S. Census Bereau reports from 2010. The land is very dry and considered a desert area that is about 138 square miles of land. Less than 5 percent of that land is water. The population of the city of Peoria is comprised of a little over 84 percent White Americans. African Americans make up about 2.7 percent of the city and Hispanics make up approximately 15 percent.
The climate within the city of Peoria is very hot. Temperatures are often well into the hundreds for the high and even in the 70s and 80s as a low, particularly in the summer months. Recorded lows have been as little as 41 degrees, in winter months and highs as much as 108 degrees for summer months. The city is also comprised of six districts with a mayor(Bob Barret) and city council members. The city is also home to the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres training camps. To reach the city of Peoria, one can travel along interstate 10 as well as interstate 17. From there, access to the city's state routes will continue travels throughout the city. These routes include US 60, US 101, and US 74. By way of plane lands visitors at Peoria Valley Airport. However, there are several other airports, including the Sky Harbor International Airport, that may place visitors closer to certain parts of the city.
The city of Peoria is full of rich culture, history, and attractions that have been developed over the years and embedded into the very fabric of the townsmen and women of the city. Such sites to visit within the city includes Lake Pleasant Regional Park and Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. Peoria is also famous for the Challenger Space Center, which generates many visitors from around the nation annually. The city of Peoria is continuing to change and grow with each year. A full detailed list of places and businesses can be found in the Peoria ,AZ business directory or the Peoria ,AZ yellow pages.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan