Living in Peoria, IL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Peoria SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
9

Peoria, IL Crime Report

5,369
Total Crimes
4,768.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
85.66%
Above National Average

Peoria, IL Cost Of Living

92
Peoria's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Peoria, Illinois Info Snack

Peoria (/piri/, pee-OAR-ee-) is a city in and the county seat of Peoria County, Illinois, United States, and the largest city on the Illinois River. Established in 1691 by the French explorer Henri de Tonti, Peoria is the oldest European settlement in Illinois, and is named after the Peoria tribe. As of the 2010 census, the city was the seventh-most populated in Illinois (and the third largest outside the Chicago metropolitan area), with a population of 115,007. The Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 373,590 in 2011. Peoria had a population of 118,943 in 2010, when far northern Peoria was also included. Peoria is currently the global and national headquarters for Caterpillar Inc., one of the 30 companies composing the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and listed on the Fortune 100, but a relocation of the headquarters to Deerfield, Illinois is planned for 2017 or 2018.
Population
114,512
Unemployment
10.0%
Poverty
20.7%
Median Home
$126,400
Median Income
$50,688
Median Rent
$784

Peoria, IL Photos

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Rankings for Peoria in Illinois

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Map Of Peoria, IL

Population over time in Peoria

Year Population % Change
2017 114,512 -0.8%
2016 115,424 -0.5%
2015 115,990 0.1%
2014 115,847 0.1%
2013 115,718 0.2%
2012 115,466 0.6%
2011 114,754 0.4%
2010 114,315 0.4%
2009 113,853 -
Crime/100k Peoria IL USA
Violent Crime 763.8 404.1 368.9
Murder 19.5 6.9 5.0
Robbery 178.5 111.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 505.4 239.7 246.8
Property Crime 4004.6 1932.8 2199.5
Burglary 790.4 306.7 376.0
Larceny 2839.4 1472.3 1594.6
Car Theft 374.8 153.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Peoria

White
56.7% (64,924)
African American
26.8% (30,710)
American Indian
0.3% (398)
Asian
5.8% (6,606)
Hawaiian
0.0% (8)
Other
0.3% (379)
Two Or More
4.0% (4,568)
Hispanic
6.0% (6,919)
Race Peoria IL USA
White 56.7% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 26.8% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 5.8% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.0% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 6.0% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Peoria, Illinois

Less than $10,000
11.0% (1,263,887)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.6% (639,366)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.5% (1,313,869)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.5% (1,083,756)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.9% (1,358,902)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.8% (2,043,301)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.3% (1,298,033)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.6% (1,333,169)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.7% (541,878)
$200,000 or more
5.0% (575,034)
Income Peoria IL USA
Less than $10,000 11.0% 6.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.6% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.5% 8.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.5% 8.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.9% 12.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.8% 17.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.3% 12.7% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.6% 15.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.7% 6.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.0% 7.6% 7.0%

Gender in Peoria

Female
52.2% (59,778)
Male
47.8% (54,733)
Gender Peoria IL USA
Female 52.2% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 47.8% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Peoria for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (3,435)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (8,015)
High School / GED
24.0% (27,482)
Some College
22.0% (25,192)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (10,306)
Bachelor's Degree
21.0% (24,047)
Master's Degree
10.0% (11,451)
Professional Degree
3.0% (3,435)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,145)
Education Peoria IL USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 24.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 21.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 10.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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