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Welcome to Peoria ...

The city of Peoria is primarily located in Maricopa County<1>. A portion of Peoria extends into Yavapai County.

When the people of Peoria refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Peorian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Peoria has a population of 175,961 people<3> (see below for details).

Peoria was established in 1868.

The community of Peoria is 1,590 feet [485 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Peoria lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Peoria is located in the (623) area code.

The ZIP codes for Peoria: 85345, 85380-85382, 85385<5>

Websites for Peoria ...

Official Website: www.peoriaaz.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Peoria had an population of 175,961 people. This is an increase of 14.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 62.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Peoria had a population of 154,065 people. This makes Peoria the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Peoria represents 2.41% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 154,065 people, the population of Peoria increased 42.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 108,364 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Peoria.

Adding Peoria to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Peoria in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Peoria elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Peoria on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Peoria ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Peoria - they are located in Alberta, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Peoria.

Communities near Peoria ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Peoria.

  • Phoenix [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
    • Phoenix [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Peoria
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,680,992 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix<7>
  • Scottsdale [Maricopa County]
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    • Scottsdale [Maricopa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Peoria
    • Estimated population in 2019: 258,069 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsdale<7>
  • Surprise [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise
    • Surprise [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Peoria
    • Estimated population in 2019: 141,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surprise<7>
  • Avondale [Maricopa County]
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    • Avondale [Maricopa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Peoria
    • Estimated population in 2019: 87,931 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avondale<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Goodyear [Maricopa County]
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      • Goodyear [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Peoria
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86,840 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodyear
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodyear<7>
    • Paradise Valley [Maricopa County]
    • Tolleson [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolleson
      • Tolleson [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Peoria
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolleson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolleson<7>
    • Litchfield Park [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield Park
      • Litchfield Park [Maricopa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Peoria
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,436 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchfield Park<7>
    • Glendale [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Peoria
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252,381 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<7>
    • Peacock Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock Village
      • Peacock Village [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Peoria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacock Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Peoria. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Peoria.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Peoria. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Peoria.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Peoria. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Peoria.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Peoria ...

Looking for more information about Peoria? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Peoria, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Peoria.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Peoria: www.peoriaaz.com/

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Maricopa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Peoria refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Peoria may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Peoria.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Peoria - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Peoria). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Peoria or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Peoria includes: 85345, 85380, 85381 & 85382.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Peoria) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Peoria. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Peoria

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peoria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5809, Longitude: -112.2372    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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