Peoria, Arizona

About Peoria, Arizona

Peoria is a city in Maricopa and Yavapai counties in the state of Arizona. Most of the city is located in Maricopa County, while a portion in the north is in Yavapai County. It is a major suburb of Phoenix. As of the 2020 census, the population of Peoria was 190,985, up from 154,065 in 2010. It is currently the sixth-largest city in Arizona in land area and the ninth-largest in population.[citation needed] It was named after Peoria, Illinois. The word peoria is a corruption of the Miami-Illinois word for “prairie fire”. It is the spring training home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners, who share the Peoria Sports Complex.

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Maricopa County is in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of the 2020 census, the county’s population was 4,420,568, making it the state’s most populous county, and the fourth-most populous in the United States. It contains about 62% of Arizona’s population, making Arizona one of the most centralized states in the nation. The county seat is Phoenix, the state capital and fifth-most populous city in the United States.

Peoria, Arizona
Peoria, Arizona

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