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Peoria, Illinois (IL) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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19.5% of Peoria, IL residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 35.7% greater than the poverty level of 12.6% across the entire state of Illinois. Taking into account residents not living in families, 22.1% of high school graduates and 42.0% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 24.8% among disabled males and 26.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 78.8%. For comparison, it was 32.9% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Peoria, IL

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Peoria:

19.5%
Whole state:

12.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Peoria:

10.9%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Peoria:

24.8%
Illinois:

13.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 17.3% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Peoria:

29.0%
Illinois:

26.5%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Peoria:

26.6%
Illinois:

17.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 17.2% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Peoria:

26.7%
Illinois:

27.9%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

78.8%
Residents above poverty level:

32.9%

Poverty by age in Peoria, IL

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Peoria
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Peoria,IL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 35.2%Under 5 years
  • 34.1%5 years
  • 17.4%6 to 11 years
  • 13.5%12 to 14 years
  • 33.5%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 37.9%18 to 24 years
  • 23.1%25 to 34 years
  • 9.6%35 to 44 years
  • 14.4%45 to 54 years
  • 15.0%55 to 64 years
  • 2.7%65 to 74 years
  • 3.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Peoria
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Peoria,IL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.4%Under 5 years
  • 27.4%5 years
  • 23.7%6 to 11 years
  • 23.3%12 to 14 years
  • 50.1%15 years
  • 9.7%16 and 17 years
  • 31.3%18 to 24 years
  • 33.0%25 to 34 years
  • 24.4%35 to 44 years
  • 18.0%45 to 54 years
  • 14.9%55 to 64 years
  • 7.4%65 to 74 years
  • 12.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Peoria, IL
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Peoria,IL (% below half of poverty level)
  • 18.3%Under 5 years
  • 16.2%5 years
  • 13.1%6 to 11 years
  • 12.7%12 to 14 years
  • 12.0%15 years
  • 10.4%16 and 17 years
  • 16.4%18 to 24 years
  • 9.0%25 to 34 years
  • 5.0%35 to 44 years
  • 4.2%45 to 54 years
  • 4.8%55 to 64 years
  • 1.9%65 to 74 years
  • 3.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Peoria, IL

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Peoria, IL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Peoria, IL (%)
  • 10.4%White
  • 41.9%Black
  • 4.9%American Indian
  • 9.7%Asian
  • 34.6%Native Hawaiian
  • 13.4%Other race
  • 19.9%2+ races
  • 26.2%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Peoria, IL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Peoria, IL (absolute numbers)
  • 6,770White
  • 12,642Black
  • 18American Indian
  • 633Asian
  • 5Native Hawaiian
  • 406Other race
  • 1,1232+ races
  • 1,740Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 20.7%Below poverty level
  • 79.3%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 7.6%Below poverty level
  • 92.4%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Peoria, IL

Children below poverty level:
Peoria, Illinois:

23.0%
State:

16.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Peoria:

22.1%
Illinois:

16.2%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Peoria:

42.0%
Illinois:

37.3%
Poor families by family type
  • 28.6%Married-couple family
  • 14.9%Male, no wife present
  • 56.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Peoria not in families by work experience
  • 3.2%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 45.0%Worked part-time
  • 51.8%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 9.4%One full-time, other part-time
  • 11.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 13.0%Both worked part-time
  • 32.4%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 33.6%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.9%1999 to 2000
  • 0.9%1995 to 1998
  • 0.9%1990 to 1994
  • 2.2%1980 to 1989
  • 13.9%1970 to 1979
  • 7.5%1960 to 1969
  • 18.3%1950 to 1959
  • 9.9%1940 to 1949
  • 45.6%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.9%1999 to 2000
  • 2.8%1995 to 1998
  • 3.0%1990 to 1994
  • 4.6%1980 to 1989
  • 15.2%1970 to 1979
  • 16.1%1960 to 1969
  • 21.8%1950 to 1959
  • 13.1%1940 to 1949
  • 22.5%1939 or earlier
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