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Peoria County, IL&

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0.16% decline
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0.95% growth
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The economy of Peoria County, IL employs 85,637 people. The economy of Peoria County, IL is specialized in Manufacturing; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.51; 1.36; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Peoria County, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (15,532), Manufacturing (13,382), and Retail trade (9,508), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,125), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,518), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($53,373).

Median household income in Peoria County, IL is $51,632. Males in Peoria County, IL have an average income that is 1.66 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,181. The income inequality of Peoria County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.491 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Peoria County, IL. In Peoria County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 122 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,604. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Peoria County, IL is home to a population of 186,818 people, from which 96.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Peoria County, IL is composed of 132,292 White residents (70.8%), 32,163 Black residents (17.2%), 8,356 Hispanic residents (4.47%), 7,027 Asian residents (3.76%), and 5,980 Two+ residents (3.2%). The most common foreign languages in Peoria County, IL are Spanish (6,060 speakers), Other Asian (1,090 speakers), and Chinese (901 speakers), but compared to other places, Peoria County, IL has a relative high number of Other (220 speakers), Hindi (834 speakers), and Urdu (485 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Peoria County, IL awarded 2,103 degrees. The student population of Peoria County, IL is skewed towards females, with 777 male students and 1,326 female students. Most students in Peoria County, IL are White (1,570 and 74.7%), followed by Black or African American (138 and 6.56%), Hispanic or Latino (89 and 4.23%), and Asian (68 and 3.23%). The largest universities in Peoria County, IL by number of graduates are Bradley University (1,497 and 71.2%), Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing (257 and 12.2%), and Midstate College (131 and 6.23%). The most popular majors in Peoria County, IL are Registered Nursing (371 and 17.6%), General Business Administration & Management (81 and 3.85%), and Mechanical Engineering (79 and 3.76%). The median tuition costs in Peoria County, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $31,740 and $31,740 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Peoria County, IL is $128,800, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $126,600 to $128,800, a 1.74% increase. The homeownership rate of Peoria County, IL is 64.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Peoria County, IL have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Peoria County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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