Statewide Claims to Fame

Peoria is 5th in Illinois out of 342 other cities in Housing units

Peoria is 5th in Illinois out of 342 other cities in Size in square miles

Peoria is 6th in Illinois out of 342 other cities in Households

Peoria is 7th in Illinois out of 307 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Peoria is 7th in Illinois out of 338 other cities in Current population (2012)

Peoria is 11th in Illinois out of 318 other cities in Retail sales

Peoria is 11th in Illinois out of 324 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Peoria is 16th in Illinois out of 342 other cities in Race - Two or More

Peoria, Illinois Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Peoria Rank Illinois US
Current population (2012) 115,687 7th 12,875,255 313,914,040
Size in square miles 48.0 5th 55,518.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,395.6 153rd 231.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Peoria Rank Illinois US
Residents younger than 5 7.5% 68th 6.3% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.7% 168th 23.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.1% 164th 13.2% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Peoria Rank Illinois US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 88.3% 190th 86.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 32.2% 132nd 30.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Peoria Rank Illinois US
Race - White 62.4% 293rd 77.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 26.9% 40th 14.8% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 129th 0.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 4.6% 92nd 5.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 212th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.6% 16th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 4.9% 222nd 16.3% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 60.4% 265th 63.0% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Peoria Rank Illinois US
Female residents 52.4% 78th 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 6.1% 192nd 13.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Peoria Rank Illinois US
Housing units 52,621 5th 5,297,318 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 31.2% 72nd 32.9% 25.9%
Households 46,936 6th 4,773,002 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 59.2% 300th 68.7% 66.1%
Home median value $120,700 253rd $198,500 $186,200
People per household 2.3 285th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Peoria Rank Illinois US
Income per capita $28,688 149th $29,376 $27,915
Income per household $46,030 256th $56,576 $52,762
Income below poverty line 20.7% 41st 13.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Peoria Rank Illinois US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 7,985 11th 1,123,817 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,895,206 11th $165,450,520 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $16,665 122nd $12,947 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $272,488 7th $25,469,026 $613,795,732

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