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Peoria, Arizona

Peoria Arizona
Full namePeoria, Arizona
Official namePeoria, Arizona
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
CountiesMaricopa, Yavapai
MayorBob Barrett (R)
Total Area141.7 sq mi (367 km2)
Land Area138.2 sq mi (357.9 km2)
Water Area3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
Elevation1142 ft (348.1 m)
Total Population154054 (2010)
Density (pop.)376.5/km2 (975.3/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)4,536,069 (2007) Suburb of Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area
Other information
Time zoneMST (no DST) (UTC-7)
ZIP codes85345, 85381, 85382, 84583, 85373 (Sun City), 85387 (Morristown)
Area code623 and 928
FIPS code04-54050

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Peoria (c-enpiˈɔːriə) is a city in Maricopa and Yavapai counties in the U.S. state of Arizona. Located primarily in Maricopa County, it is a major suburb of Phoenix. According to 2010 Census Bureau releases, the population of the city is 154,065. Peoria is currently the sixth largest city in Arizona for land area, and the ninth largest for population. It was named after Peoria, Illinois. (The word peoria is a corruption of the Illini word for “prairie fire”.) Peoria is now larger in population than its namesake. It is the spring training home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners who share the Peoria Sports Complex. In July 2008, Money magazine listed Peoria in its "Top 100 Places to Live".

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