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Peoria County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2017: 183,011 (85% urban, 15% rural); it was 183,433 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 33,708
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 16,807
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 49,297
Renter-occupied apartments: 25,278 (it was 23,436 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

33%

Land area: 620 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 295 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Peoria County: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.1%), Educational, health and social services (22.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Peoria County, IL (2017)
    • 129,03170.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 32,05817.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,7224.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7,4364.1%Asian alone
    • 6,5523.6%Two or more races
    • 4940.3%Some other race alone
    • 4040.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 110.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years
Males: 89,233  (48.8%)
Females: 93,778  (51.2%)
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Average household size:
Peoria County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,843 ($39,978 in 1999)
This county:

$53,843
Illinois:

$62,992

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $596 (lower quartile is $461, upper quartile is $759)
This county:

$596
State:

$852


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $130,900 (it was $85,300 in 2000)
Peoria:

$130,900
Illinois:

$195,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,000 - $202,800

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $173,550
Here:

$173,550
State:

$257,121

Townhouses or other attached units: $175,634
Here:

$175,634
State:

$248,095

In 2-unit structures: $84,002
Here:

$84,002
State:

$291,160

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $30,070
Here:

$30,070
State:

$279,934

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $100,791
Here:

$100,791
State:

$287,217

Mobile homes: $62,757
Here:

$62,757
State:

$51,477

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,170
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $551

Institutionalized population: 2,307
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 422 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 1998: 487 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 1999: 601 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2000: 604 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2001: 473 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2002: 542 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2003: 505 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2004: 554 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2005: 558 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2006: 481 buildings, average cost: $219,900
  • 2007: 529 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2008: 369 buildings, average cost: $243,700
  • 2009: 215 buildings, average cost: $243,600
  • 2010: 252 buildings, average cost: $237,200
  • 2011: 201 buildings, average cost: $258,200
  • 2012: 311 buildings, average cost: $254,900
  • 2013: 221 buildings, average cost: $260,900
  • 2014: 121 buildings, average cost: $274,300
  • 2015: 116 buildings, average cost: $270,700
  • 2016: 101 buildings, average cost: $283,900
  • 2017: 46 buildings, average cost: $233,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Peoria, IL residents
Average permit cost in Peoria, IL
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,151 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,193 (2.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Peoria, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Peoria, IL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Peoria, IL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.2%
Peoria County:

15.2%
Illinois:

12.6%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.0% for Black residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.9% for American Indian residents, 35.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.2% for other race residents, 19.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.6 years old
(Males: 35.7 years old, Females: 40.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.1 years old, Black residents: 28.0 years old, American Indian residents: 29.0 years old, Asian residents: 33.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.4 years old, Other race residents: 23.8 years old)

Area name: Peoria, IL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Peoria County is $471 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $586 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $755 a month.

Cities in this county include: Peoria, Peoria Heights, Bartonville, Chillicothe, West Peoria, Elmwood, Bellevue, Rome, Lake Camelot, Princeville.

Peoria County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Peoria County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bergen County, New Jersey , Hunterdon County, New Jersey , Middlesex County, New Jersey , Centre County, Pennsylvania , Livingston County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Illinois:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Peoria, IL
County total employment by year in Peoria, IL
County average yearly wages by year in Peoria, IL

Current college students: 12,443
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 11,779 (50.4% naturalized citizens)

Peoria County:

6.4%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,1242010 or later
  • 3,4272000 to 2009
  • 2,3571990 to 1999
  • 9501980 to 1989
  • 8961970 to 1979
  • 1,297Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.8%

Peoria County marital status for males Peoria County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 60,753
  • One, attached: 1,949
  • Two: 2,568
  • 3 or 4: 2,508
  • 5 to 9: 3,815
  • 10 to 19: 4,008
  • 20 to 49: 3,274
  • 50 or more: 3,918
  • Mobile homes: 862
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 84

Housing units in Peoria County with a mortgage: 28,653 (243 second mortgage, 3,253 home equity loan, 28 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18,530

Here:

60.9% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Peoria County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant30,685123
Catholic26,16520
Other22,27616
Mainline Protestant18,34356
Black Protestant3,48215
Orthodox3962
None85,147-
Peoria County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 36
Peoria County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
Peoria County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 159
This county:

8.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Peoria County:

9.4%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Peoria County:

28.2%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Peoria County:

Average size of farms: 299 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $87,015
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $294.15
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.42%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,967
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 80.47%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.96%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $80,623
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.79%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.12
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.89%
Corn for grain: 108237 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2254 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 90166 harvested acres
Vegetables: 4,024 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 64 acres

Earthquake activity:

Peoria County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 185.2 miles away from Peoria County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 163.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 216.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from Peoria County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 171.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 05, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4116: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4116, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1960: March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 13, 2008 to October 05, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1800: October 03, 2008, FEMA Id: 1800, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Snow, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 01, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3269: December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: 3269, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3161: January 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 3161, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Illinois Winter Snow Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3134: January 08, 1999, FEMA Id: 3134, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: February 23, 1985 to April 05, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-735: March 29, 1985, FEMA Id: 735, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: December 13, 1982, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-674: December 13, 1982, FEMA Id: 674, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 30, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-583: April 30, 1979, FEMA Id: 583, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Peoria County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Peoria

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 84,372 (85.9%)
  • Carpooled: 6,483 (6.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,453 (1.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 984 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 521 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 2,154 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 2,303 (2.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (29%)
  • Mexico (19%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Korea (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Peoria County


  • German (17%)
  • American (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Peoria County, Illinois in 2000:

  • 2,607 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,776 people in nursing homes
  • 552 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 414 people in state prisons
  • 359 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 311 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 195 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 144 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 103 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 94 people in other group homes
  • 90 people in religious group quarters
  • 80 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 64 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 56 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 37 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 27 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 23 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 12 people in halfway houses

People in group quarters in Peoria County, Illinois in 2010:

  • 2,096 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,570 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 436 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 200 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 195 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 176 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 113 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 86 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 65 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 36 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $75,913.

5.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,968 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Illinois average:

4.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.49% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($33,415 average AGI)
1.71% relocated from other states ($23,553 average AGI)
Peoria County:

1.71%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tazewell County, IL  1.36% ($47,861 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.28% ($51,745)
from Woodford County, IL  0.22% ($61,162)
from Fulton County, IL  0.20% ($41,362)
from McLean County, IL  0.18% ($46,969)
from Knox County, IL  0.14% ($38,048)
from Marshall County, IL  0.10% ($39,307)


6.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($68,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Illinois average:

5.50%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($443 average AGI)
Peoria County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.06%

3.51% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($27,939 average AGI)
2.99% relocated to other states ($40,113 average AGI)
Peoria County:

2.99%
Illinois average:

2.67%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tazewell County, IL  1.53% ($49,964 average AGI)
to Woodford County, IL  0.30% ($62,538)
to Cook County, IL  0.29% ($53,310)
to McLean County, IL  0.20% ($50,128)
to Fulton County, IL  0.13% ($33,792)
to Knox County, IL  0.10% ($49,697)
to Marshall County, IL  0.10% ($46,932)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.5

Births per 1000 population in Peoria County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Peoria County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Peoria County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Peoria County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Peoria County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Peoria County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Peoria County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Peoria County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Peoria County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 29,641 (25,008 aged, 4,633 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,964 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Peoria County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,033)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,908)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,905)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,223)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,152)
  • Unspecified dementia (995)
  • Congestive heart failure (862)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (697)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (636)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (533)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.64
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,899
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 585
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 110,211

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,469
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,009
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 69.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 42.3
  • Other - 27.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 108.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 42.3
  • Suffocation - 30.5
  • Poisoning - 28.2
  • Other - 7.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 183,011
  • In family households: 143,289 (22,132 male householders, 20,742 female householders)
    30,952 spouses, 54,359 children (50,487 natural, 2,258 adopted, 1,614 stepchildren), 4,017 grandchildren, 2,932 brothers or sisters, 3,071 parents, 2,102 other relatives, 2,982 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 34,387 (14,085 male householders (12,117 living alone)), 14,412 female householders (12,321 living alone)), 5,890 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,335

Size of family households: 21,750 2-persons, 9,604 3-persons, 7,132 4-persons, 2,609 5-persons, 1,145 6-persons, 634 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 24,438 1-person, 3,781 2-persons, 199 3-persons, 41 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 15 6-persons.

26,861 married couples with children.
12,824 single-parent households (2,548 men, 10,276 women).

90.4% of residents of Peoria speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,248,265,000 ($6,843 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $158,154,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $454,205,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $237,128,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,416,000
Federal grants: $251,364,000
Federal procurement contracts: $144,810,000 ($109,002,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $149,342,000 ($38,535,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $39,391,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $73,506,000
Federal Government insurance: $89,981,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 13,753
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,408
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,441
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -6,685
Here -37 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Peoria County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 25.69 millions of gallons per day (71% from ground, 29% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built in Peoria County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Peoria County, Illinois
  • 8882014 or later
  • 1,7282010 to 2013
  • 7,8582000 to 2009
  • 6,0141990 to 1999
  • 7,0471980 to 1989
  • 9,9231970 to 1979
  • 11,4871960 to 1969
  • 12,6511950 to 1959
  • 6,2801940 to 1949
  • 19,8631939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Peoria County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Peoria County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Peoria County, Illinois
  • 931 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 1,0693 rooms
  • 4,4034 rooms
  • 8,0215 rooms
  • 9,8886 rooms
  • 8,1537 rooms
  • 7,0718 rooms
  • 8,4719+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Peoria County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Peoria County, Illinois
  • 1,2551 room
  • 1,6062 rooms
  • 4,8923 rooms
  • 6,5014 rooms
  • 3,7875 rooms
  • 3,1726 rooms
  • 1,4257 rooms
  • 8538 rooms
  • 6979+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Peoria County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Peoria County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Peoria County, Illinois
  • 93no bedroom
  • 1,3201 bedroom
  • 10,3442 bedrooms
  • 22,3783 bedrooms
  • 10,2744 bedrooms
  • 2,7745+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Peoria County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Peoria County, Illinois
  • 1,329no bedroom
  • 7,5201 bedroom
  • 9,6142 bedrooms
  • 3,7403 bedrooms
  • 1,5614 bedrooms
  • 4245+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Peoria County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Peoria County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Peoria County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,397no vehicle
  • 12,7831 vehicle
  • 22,0692 vehicles
  • 7,9883 vehicles
  • 2,1674 vehicles
  • 7795+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Peoria County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Peoria County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6,023no vehicle
  • 13,8301 vehicle
  • 3,3722 vehicles
  • 5313 vehicles
  • 2814 vehicles
  • 1515+ vehicles

86.4% of Peoria County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Illinois.

Peoria County:

86.4%
State average:

87.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 137,867
  • Other state: 32,009
  • Northeast: 2,321
  • Midwest: 14,264
  • South: 11,436
  • West: 3,988
Year householders moved into unit in Peoria County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Peoria County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 79.5%Utility gas
  • 13.1%Electricity
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.0%Utility gas
  • 42.7%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,547
Here:

12.6%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,698
Here:

17.1%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,794
Here:

47.1%
Illinois:

27.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Peoria County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,318,000
  • Charges - Other: $30,302,000
    Regular Highways: $2,881,000
    Parking Facilities: $288,000
    Solid Waste Management: $259,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,275,000
    Police Protection: $1,543,000
    Parks and Recreation: $337,000
    General - Other: $224,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $93,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,380,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $14,197,000
    Regular Highways: $12,232,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,781,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,530,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,113,000
    Health - Other: $6,878,000
    Police Protection: $6,716,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,578,000
    Financial Administration: $1,498,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $667,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $254,000
    Solid Waste Management: $232,000
    Parking Facilities: $133,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $565,000
    Health and Hospitals: $22,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,807,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,612,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,387,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,616,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,256,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,833,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,771,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,423,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,918,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $883,000
    Interest Earnings: $538,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $391,000
    Police Protection: $279,000
    Central Staff Services: $223,000
    Regular Highways: $184,000
    General - Other: $106,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $28,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,276,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,121,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,032,000
    Other: $6,413,000
    Highways: $3,632,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,907,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,546,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,183,000
    Other License: $1,875,000
    Other Selective Sales: $285,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,687,000

Peoria County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,318,000
  • Charges - Other: $30,302,000
    Regular Highways: $2,881,000
    Parking Facilities: $288,000
    Solid Waste Management: $259,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,275,000
    Police Protection: $1,543,000
    Parks and Recreation: $337,000
    General - Other: $224,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $93,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,380,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $14,197,000
    Regular Highways: $12,232,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,781,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,530,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,113,000
    Health - Other: $6,878,000
    Police Protection: $6,716,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,578,000
    Financial Administration: $1,498,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $667,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $254,000
    Solid Waste Management: $232,000
    Parking Facilities: $133,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $565,000
    Health and Hospitals: $22,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,807,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,612,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,387,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,616,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,256,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,833,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,771,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,423,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,918,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $883,000
    Interest Earnings: $538,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $391,000
    Police Protection: $279,000
    Central Staff Services: $223,000
    Regular Highways: $184,000
    General - Other: $106,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $28,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,276,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,121,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,032,000
    Other: $6,413,000
    Highways: $3,632,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,907,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,546,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,183,000
    Other License: $1,875,000
    Other Selective Sales: $285,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,687,000

Peoria County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,318,000
  • Charges - Other: $30,302,000
    Regular Highways: $2,881,000
    Parking Facilities: $288,000
    Solid Waste Management: $259,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,275,000
    Police Protection: $1,543,000
    Parks and Recreation: $337,000
    General - Other: $224,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $93,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,380,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $14,197,000
    Regular Highways: $12,232,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,781,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,530,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,113,000
    Health - Other: $6,878,000
    Police Protection: $6,716,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,578,000
    Financial Administration: $1,498,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $667,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $254,000
    Solid Waste Management: $232,000
    Parking Facilities: $133,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $565,000
    Health and Hospitals: $22,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,807,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,612,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,387,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,616,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,256,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,833,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,771,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,423,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,918,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $883,000
    Interest Earnings: $538,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $391,000
    Police Protection: $279,000
    Central Staff Services: $223,000
    Regular Highways: $184,000
    General - Other: $106,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $28,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,276,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,121,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,032,000
    Other: $6,413,000
    Highways: $3,632,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,907,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,546,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,183,000
    Other License: $1,875,000
    Other Selective Sales: $285,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,687,000

Peoria County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,318,000
  • Charges - Other: $30,302,000
    Regular Highways: $2,881,000
    Parking Facilities: $288,000
    Solid Waste Management: $259,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,275,000
    Police Protection: $1,543,000
    Parks and Recreation: $337,000
    General - Other: $224,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $93,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,380,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $14,197,000
    Regular Highways: $12,232,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,781,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,530,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,113,000
    Health - Other: $6,878,000
    Police Protection: $6,716,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,578,000
    Financial Administration: $1,498,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $667,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $254,000
    Solid Waste Management: $232,000
    Parking Facilities: $133,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $565,000
    Health and Hospitals: $22,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,807,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,612,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,387,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,616,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,256,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,833,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,771,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,423,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,918,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $883,000
    Interest Earnings: $538,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $391,000
    Police Protection: $279,000
    Central Staff Services: $223,000
    Regular Highways: $184,000
    General - Other: $106,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $28,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,276,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,121,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,032,000
    Other: $6,413,000
    Highways: $3,632,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,907,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,546,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,183,000
    Other License: $1,875,000
    Other Selective Sales: $285,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,687,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,616
  • Number of aged recipients: 205
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,411
  • Number of recipients under 18: 966
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,134
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 516
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,296
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,231
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 48 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED759$108,3701,436$138,0214,875$141,031273$57,25629$616,586472$79,3833$45,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED31$93,22645$159,400252$127,84932$65,4380$020$74,3501$40,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED68$98,118102$99,961957$117,879191$29,2152$800,00058$73,2417$65,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN46$106,54385$131,929716$136,48928$61,0361$224,00025$70,2400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$78,70010$142,600109$136,4595$42,8000$03$113,3330$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 41 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED305$142,826292$152,5410$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED51$148,98055$161,6181$151,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$119,91932$138,2811$31,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$153,28617$145,8240$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$45,0001$113,0001$45,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Peoria, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Peoria, IL - Value
Most common first names in Peoria County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,54975.2 years
Mary1,41779.4 years
William1,40874.2 years
Robert1,14371.5 years
James1,02471.6 years
Charles91275.0 years
George81475.9 years
Helen65680.1 years
Dorothy63378.4 years
Margaret61780.9 years
Most common last names in Peoria County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith62874.6 years
Johnson53575.7 years
Miller40976.5 years
Williams36772.4 years
Brown33573.1 years
Jones28473.8 years
Davis26776.0 years
Anderson24777.8 years
White19475.0 years
Wilson18076.5 years
Businesses in Peoria County, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Kmart1
AT&T1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware3Kroger7
Advance Auto Parts2La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture3
Alco Stores1LensCrafters1
AmericInn1Little Caesars Pizza3
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's1
Ann Taylor1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott3
Arby's4Marshalls1
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets10
AutoZone2Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's12
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse1
Barnes & Noble1Menards1
Baskin-Robbins3Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance4
Baymont Inn1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike5
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot1
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax1
Burger King2Old Navy1
CVS8Olive Garden1
Cache1Panera Bread2
Caribou Coffee1Papa John's Pizza2
Carson Pirie Scott2Payless1
Casual Male XL1Penske1
Catherines1PetSmart1
Charlotte Russe1Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet3Pizza Hut5
Chico's1Plato's Closet1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Popeyes1
Circle K9Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Clarks1Quiznos1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack2
Coldwater Creek1Red Lobster1
Comfort Suites1Red Roof Inn1
Curves3Ruby Tuesday1
DHL2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dairy Queen4SAS Shoes2
Decora Cabinetry1SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza2Shoe Carnival1
DressBarn1Sleep Inn1
Dressbarn1Soma Intimates1
Dunkin Donuts4Sprint Nextel4
Eddie Bauer1Starbucks6
Extended Stay America1Steak 'n Shake4
Famous Footwear2Subway13
FedEx23Super 82
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile5
Ford1T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC3T.J.Maxx1
GameStop2Taco Bell4
Goodwill5Talbots1
H&R Block6Target1
Hardee's5Toyota1
Hilton1Toys"R"Us2
Hobby Lobby1True Value4
Holiday Inn3U-Haul3
Home Depot1U.S. Cellular12
HomeTown Buffet1UPS31
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
Hyundai1Volkswagen1
IHOP1Walgreens7
Jimmy John's2Walmart2
JoS. A. Bank1Wendy's1
Jones New York6Wingate1
Justice1World Gym1
KFC4YMCA1

Peoria County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"