is a city that is located in Maricopa as well as Yavapai counties of
the State of Arizona. The
majority of the city is within Maricopa County, while a small portion
of the north is situated in Yavapai County. It is
a major suburban area of Phoenix. According
to the 2019 Census Bureau estimates, the Peoria's population is 175,961.
has been ranked as the sixth largest municipality in Arizona in terms
of land area, and ninth in terms of population. The
city was named in honor of Peoria, Illinois. The
word "peoria" is a slang term that refers to the Miami-Illinois term
for "prairie fire.". It is
the spring training base for the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners
which have a shared Peoria sports complex.
on the United States Census Bureau, the city has an overall surface in
the range of 141.7 sq miles (367 km2) and of that, 138.2 sq miles (358
km2)) is land, and 3.5 sq miles (9.1 km2)) (2.44 24%) are water.
has been annexed by more than 170 sq miles (440 km2)) and is located in
two different counties: Maricopa County and Yavapai County. It's
technically the biggest municipality that is incorporated within
Yavapai County, even though the majority of Peoria's inhabitants reside
in its Maricopa County side.
Agua Fria River as well as the New River are the only rivers that run
through Peoria. It is
believed that the Agua Fria River generally dry because of it being fed
by the New Waddell Dam that holds back Lake Pleasant in the northern
part of Peoria. It is
the New River is usually dry because of flood control measures as well
as the New River Dam. There
are numerous creeks and washes that flow through the city too One of
the largest being Skunk Creek due to its trails and connections to
is home to many hills and mountains at its northernmost point. There
are a few, including Sunrise Mountain, West Wing Mountain, East Wing
Mountain, Calderwood Butte, Cholla Mountain, White Peak, Hieroglyphic
Mountains as well as Twin Buttes.
identity is closer to leisure and resort living than it was in the
past, since this type of lifestyle is moving away from northeast Valley
towards Peoria. Peoria's
economic strategy concentrates on creating the brand new Loop 303
freeway corridor as an industrial commercial, mixed development use ,
with less emphasis on the traditional residential development.
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