A 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. miles. The land covered by the water is 3.5 sq. miles. The city comprises of 166,934 inhabitants. Male percentage of the population is 47% and females are at 53%. The median resident age is 40.2 years. 32% of the population comprises of youth. English and Spanish are the main languages spoken in the city. 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. 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. Student to Teacher ratio is 19:1. 87% of residents completed a high school education, 65.2% passed college exams, 26.2% completed their Bachelors degree, 9% attained a Masters Degree and 1.9% passed Professional degree exams.
The per capita income in the city is $29,048. The median household income in Peoria is $63,940. The unemployment rate is 5.1% in the area which is 14% lower than the national average. Housing prices are higher than the neighboring areas. The median home price is $191,700 and rent is $1,123.
Everything in the city is well managed and organized in the city. There is the Economic Development Services Department which 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.